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All That Remains Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall, Wantagh March 25 at 7 PM muls.com (516) 783-7500 ticketweb.com What a night of serious rock: Not only will the Phillp Labonte-fronted legends headline as part of their “Madness” tour, but you'll get a stacked bill also featuring Through Fire, Patterns Of Decay, American Sin, and Despyre.

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The Gary Sellers Band Treme, Islip May 26 at 8 PM tremeislip.com (631) 277-2008 Get ready for a night of blues as the former Sam Taylor Band guitarist steps out on his own for a broiling night of originals and classics. Sellers has worked with national stars and regional heroes, making his mark in every venue he's set foot. Check out his rockin' blues albums before you hit Treme for this hot night of funk, blues, and R&B.

Desert Highway (Eagles Tribute) / Face To Face (Billy Joel & Elton John Tribute) K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore May 27 at 7 PM kjfarrells.com (516) 804-9925 Get a “peaceful, easy feeling” and take “the fast lane” (sorry, couldn't help ourselves) with this popular area-based tribute to The Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, and more (above). Also on the bill on this evening: Face To Face, a dual Billy Joel and Elton John tribute, hits the stage at 10 pm (below).


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The 38th annual Long Island Buick Club's “All Buick Car Show” is Sunday, May 28 from 9 am to 4 pm at The Wantagh LIRR station's northeast parking lot. For more information: (631) 567-4112, or log on to libuickclub.org for registration costs and information. The Long Island Buick Club's members – as well as other enthusiasts – display their pre- and post-war classic Buick autos, jjudged by categories; an awards presentation is scheduled for 3 pm.

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Hot Cars: All-Buick Show In Wantagh

Hot Comics: Five Points Festival Rocks NYC

The Five Points Festival, a toy and comic convention, lands on Pier 36 in New York City on May 20 and 21; info and tickets: fivepointsfest.com. Fans will have the chance to meet iconic artists as the festival’s “Artist Alley” will be a curated showcase of the comic and toy art world’s top names – including Annie Wu, Leslie Hung (pictured left), Bryan Lee O’Malley, Cliff Chiang, Khary Randolph, Visaggio, Sean Gordon Murphy, and more. Tickets include access to craft brews and food trucks.

Hot Oldies: 'Deconstruct' The Beatles At Gold Coast The Gold Coast International Film Festival in is in the midst of Scott Freiman's film lecture series, “Deconstructing The Beatles,” at Bow Tie Cinemas and The Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. Tickets and info: (516) 829-2570. These presentations will transport audiences into Abbey Road Studios with anecdotes about The Beatles' recording sessions, allowing fans to experience the evolution of their groundbreaking albums and songs.

Ho H ot t W Wi in ng gs s: GEICO Skytypers Return To Air Show

The GEICO Skytypers air show team will again take flight at the 2017 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on May 27 and 28. The Long Islandbased squadron of six World War II-era aircraft will perform their low-level, precision-flying demonstration over the skies. The USAF Thunderbirds will headline the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show for the two days, and will feature demonstrations by The US Army Golden Knights Skydiving Team, Sean D. Tucker, David Windmiller, Matt Chapman, and more. For more information on the show at Jones Beach State Park, visit bethpageairshow.com.


PAC TRACK Judy Collins

Suffolk Theater, Riverhead May 21 at 7 PM suffolktheater.com (631) 727-4343 “Send In The Clowns,” “Both Sides Now,” “Amazing Grace,” “Hard Times For Lovers” – these are only four of the hits that made the amazing Ms. Collins the voice of a generation. This is the first of several area performances this concert season by a performer whose grace only grows with her legend.

The Godfather: In Concert

Tilles Center, Greenvale October 22 at 8:30 PM tillescenter.org (516) 299-2752 Here’s something completely different: This event will bring Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece crime film to life on stage. Music will be performed live by The Long Island Concert Orchestra while the film is simultaneously shown – in high definition – on the big screen.

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Audra McDonald

The Godfather: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center In27 Concert May at 8 PM Tilles Center, Greenvale (631) 288-1500 October 22 at 8:30whbpac.org PM tillescenter.org (516) 2992752 McDonald has done Acting, singing, stage, screen: Here’s something completely different:This event will it all, and in terms of sheer talent, she’s pretty bring Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece film close to an absolute miracle. She has performedto life on stage. Music of willthousands be performed liveon bythe The Long before hundreds of fans Island Concert Orchestra while the film is simultane“Great White Way” as the winner of more Tony ously shown – in HD – on the big screen. Awards than any other performer in Broadway history. As both a singer and an actress, LadiessixOfTony Laughter: McDonald has earned Awards, two Funny & Grammy Awards, an Emmy Fablous Award, and a long Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington list of other accolades.

... & A Bit Of Brooklyn, Too It's Sonny Again: Rollins Tribute In Flushing

The Queens Jazz Orchestra offers a tribute to jazz icon Sonny Rollins on Friday, June 9 at 8 pm at Flushing Town Hall. Tickets and info: (718) 463-7700. The Orchestra, led by Queens resident and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, will perform Sonny Rolli’s’ classic compositions, including “Oleo” and “St. Thomas,” and selections from Rollins' albums Tenor Madness and Saxophone Colossus. Heath will also provide a special commentary about Rollins at the end of the show; this pair of jazz legends have been close friends since 1950.

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Panorama Eurpe Film Festival At MOMI

The Panorama Europe Film Festival runs through May 21 at The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria; information is at (718) 777-6888. This year's

Enjoy Novel Nights At Alley Pond Center

“Novel Nights” meets monthly to discuss books on Wednesdays at 6 pm at The Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston; information is at (718) 229-4000. Pre-registration is required at alleypond.com. On Wednesday, May 17, the book of the month is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, which recently was made into a major motion picture. This free program is open to adults; this is a forum to discuss books in a casual setting over refreshments.

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event features 17 works – including comedies, thrillers, and documentaries – representing what critics dub some of the finest films from Europe. The Festival will feature the critically lauded motion picture King Of The Belgians (above).


The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters

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Ladies Of Laughter’s Funny & Fablous: Robin Fox Kelly McFarland Jocelyn Chia Shelly Colman

Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington May 20 at 8 PM landmarkonmainstreet.org (516) 767-6444 Ladies Of Laughter is about providing funny women the opportunity to showcase their unique styles of humor. This stop on the tour will feature Robin Fox, Kelly MacFarland, Jocelyn Chia (right), and Shelly Colman, all of whom will rock the mic during a night of non-stop standup.

YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore May 19 at 8 PM boultoncenter.org (631) 969-1101 Real-life sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers started out strong and gained worldwide popularity, but after the release of their last album, they lost their label and actually filed for bankruptcy – but now they're back with a new album produced by the legendary Brandi Carlisle; they’re signed to a new national label in New West; and they’ve crafted an assortment of new songs that any singer/songwriters would be proud to claim.

The Man In The Ceiling

Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor May 30 through June 25 baystreet.org (631) 725-9500 This ranks as an astoundingly high profile area theater event: This musical features a book by the legendary Jules Feiffer, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (above), and direction by Jeffrey Seller – the producer of a little show you may have heard of in Hamilton, the biggest Broadway smash ever.

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FILM The Start Of Summer

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Baywatch

Baywatch Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach Directed by Seth Gordon Paramount • In Theaters May 25 Alien: Covenant Starring Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride Directed by Ridley Scott 20th Century Fox • In Theaters May 19 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem Directed by Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg Walt Disney Pictures • In Theaters May 26 We have reached the start of the summer blockbuster season – so naturally, Hollywood does what it always does to fill multiplexes with teens, tween, and fogies: Give us what we've already seen 100 times before. But of course! Makesure you stuff some leftovers into your handbag before you strut down the hall into Screen 4. However, there is reason to be hopeful for actual entertainment: Two of the writers for the big-screen version of Baywatch are Thomas Lennon (“The Odd Couple”) and Robert Ben Garant, both of whom were responsible for the superb “Reno 911” on Comedy Central – which means that this new release pretty much a

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Jay taller Center for the Arts at Stony Leno Brook University has announced its 2017/2018 performance season, from standup comedy with Jay Leno for Gala 2018 (March 3), to jazz with The Hot Sardines (January 20, 2018) and Big Sam’s Funky Nation (April 7, 2018) as well as unique theatrical extravaganzas including the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, China (November 11) and Fela! The Concert, a spin-off of the hit Broadway musical (February 3, 2018). Staller Center’s tickets prices vary, from $20 for Family Far’ shows (Flip Fabrique, October 14; Imago Theatre “La Belle,” Janunary 27; Spherus, March 18) to most performances in the $40 range. All shows are in the comfortable Main Stage theater or in the intimate Recital Hall known for its acoustic perfection. Ticket are on sale at stallercenter.com, or by calling the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS.

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The New Season Runs The Gamut Of Music & Comedy

“With the season in place, we are reaching out to loyal patrons and adding programs to entice first time visitors. It’s always great to hear newcomers remark ‘I’m so glad I finally came to Staller Center,’” said director Alan Inkles. “This season we have rising stars – the county singer Stephanie Quayle and the pop/rock

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spoof of all the skin-tight swimsuits and stilted action of the long-running 1990s syndicated TV series (notice we didn't use the world “classic”). There's no way this can lose; in addition to the casting of two of the film world's most sellable names in Johnson and Efron, the role of C.J went to Kelly Rohrback, who likely will bring pinups back to teens' bedroom walls, even in this digital age. Expect appearances by old cast members amidst the pratfalls and foul-ups. The new Alien film also seems a winner. It's hard to imagine the infallible Ridley Scott, who directed the original film, simply punching his time card just to collect another paycheck.

Early word is that this new version will pack the same amount of shocks and unexpected twists and turns as the original epic, as the crew of the Covenent stumbles into the threat of their lives that they originally believed would be something quite different – which is what this film likely will be as well. Avast, ye hardies: It’s time for the new edition of the long past its expiration date Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, and producers have brought back many of the cast members for more yo-de-ho “adventures.” Given the waste of time that 2011's On Stranger Tides turned out to be, it appears the beleaguered Johnny Depp's string of bombs will continue. (November 21, March 7) bring the world-class musicians of Stony Brook together to showcase both classical and new music. A Main Stage holiday show (December 2) features guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, the jazz singer and Broadway veteran along with the Swing 7 Band, entertaining with seasonal and jazz favorites. Among the many shows coming in the spring, Staller Center is delighted to welcome acclaimed entertainer Grammy/Tony Award/Emmy Award star soprano Audra McDonald in concert (April 21). The final show of the season features the internationally renowned Parsons Dance Company (May 5) bringing the joy of dance to Staller Center. For more information, visit stallercenter.com or contact the Staller Center Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS. [2787]. Photo: Stephanie Quayle by Jen Wood

musical ensemble Sons Of Serendip, winners on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Our audience will see we are bringing back many exceptional artists in proven genres, but they will also see fresh talent with the new acts we’re bringing in.” Following the opening concert by the award-winning Emerson String Quartet (October 11) with two more programmed during the season (December 7, March 20), writer and satirist David Sedaris returns to Staller Center following a sold-out show in 2013; he’ll introduce his new book, Theft By Finding. Colin Carr will perform Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (October 21) with refreshments provided during intermissions for this unique threehour concert experience. One of Argentina’s great cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires (October 28) sets the stage for romance with its stylized choreography. Starry Nights concerts in the fall and spring

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Just Wild About Harry: Styles Dominating Pop World

Harry Styles – already a superstar as a member of One Direction – has gone solo, and the music world is going crazy: The wild-haired young singer's self-titled debut solo album was released last week, and it already ranks among the top sellers of 2017. In addition, Styles has Veteran hard rock outfit Fozzy is currently on the road with its "Judas Rising" tour. Led by their infa- announced his first solo world tour, which mously charismatic frontman (and WWE legend) Chris Jericho, Fozzy are prepared to rock fans will take place late this year; the local date worldwide with a live show that will offer the first taste of new material since the release of their last is September 28 at Radio City Music Hall full length record, Do You Wanna Start A War (2014). The tour will bring Fozzy here to headline on in New York City. May 18 at 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue. Tickets and info: 89northmusic.com or call (631) The 10-track album features the lead 730-8992; also on the packed bill are Kyng, Sons Of Texas, Black Dawn, and Vigil Antics. single “Sign Of The Times,” which topped Fozzy lead singer Chris Jericho – born in Long Island – expressed his enthusiasm for their first the charts in more than 84 countries …. tour in over a year, stating: "I'm so excited to get back on the lighted stage with Fozzy after taking upon its release day. If you have a all of 2016 off! The ‘Judas Rising Tour’ sees a new Fozzy with new music and a killer new stage teenage daughter, keep your eye on show, but with the same energy and party vibe that we've been bringing to our fans since day one! your credit card statements; Styles is Come rock with us, drink a beer, and show your boobs ... whether you're a girl or a guy! Fozzy is most definitely in style this summer. back ... don'tcha dare miss us!” VIP packages: chris-jericho.com/judas-rising-tour.

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R&B Legends Stephanie Mills, Whispers In Westbury

If smooth soul is your style, this show is for you: R&B legends Stephanie Mills and The Whispers co-headline on Friday, June 2 at 8 pm at The NYCB Theatre At Westbury. Tickets and info: (516) 247-5200. The hits will flow like fine wine: Mills, the “Princess Lady Of Soul,” is a Grammy and American Music Award-winning recording artist, with five best-selling albums and 10 Billboard #1 singles in her canon. The Whispers (above) R&B hits are many (and romantic): “Rock Steady,” “It’s A Love Thing,” “Lady,” “Tonight,” “And The Beat Goes On,” and too many more than we can list here.

he’s finally back, and in a big way: Country star and crossover legend Shania Twain will release a new single, “Life’s About To Get Good,” in June, with a new album – her first in 15 years – slated to hit stores this fall. Most articles about Twain have been of the “where is she?” nature and about her messy divorce, but things have changed. “When writing ‘Life’s About To Get Good,’” Twain said about writing her new single, “I

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Her New Era Begins was at home looking out at the ocean and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a ‘feeling-sorryfor-myself’ song ... You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.” Twain wowed the crowd with her live appearance at The

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Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calfornia during April, performing in front of 75,000 fans. Headlining and performing at the festival for the first time, Twain opened with fanfavorite "Rock This Country," setting the scene for a performance which had the audience packed into any available space in front of the Mane stage. Surprises of the night included performances from pop singer Nick Jonas, who came out to join his idol

on stage for a version of Twain's hit "Party For Two," and the hot country newcomer Kelsea Ballerini (above right), who accompanied Twain for "Any Man Of Mine." For the few that may not know: Twain’s country and pop hits include “Any Man of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “You’re Still The One,” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman.” Twain remains the top-selling female country artist of all time.

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how lane topography affects the ball path. “The USBC team did a tremendous job in its research, looking at how lanes are inspected and how the lanes perform under current specifications,” said USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy. “The With Bob Smith results helped us to make by the USBC Equipment Specifications and decisions on Certifications team. ways to The research included analysis of the lane certificaimprove the tion paperwork submitted by 323 centers, an examination lane certificaof more than 1,000 lanes throughout the country, in which tion process lanes were checked to determine compliance with current and how instalspecifications, a study of the pin deck, and an examinalations are done. The studies and subsequent changes tion of lane topography. The studies were undertaken to are important to ensuring the lanes USBC members determine the extent of lanes that were out of specificacompete on in leagues and competitions meet required tion, which pin deck measurements have the most effect standards.” on scoring, how lane topography shifts over time, and The key changes to lane certification will be the specification change for new installations, Vinny Nguyen, Abel David, Tasiha Jolliffe, & Andrew Mienkiewicz including overlays on existing lanes, the number of measurements required for each lane, and how kickbacks, the side panels of each lane in the pit area, are measured. For new installations, including overlays on existing lanes, the specification for crowns/depressions and crosswise tilts now will be plus/minus thirty-thousandths of an inch starting August 1, 2019. USBC also will require an inspection within 14 days following the completion of a new installation. Go to bowl.com/EquipAndSpecs and click on Lane-Center Certifications to view the complete lane certification study. Youth On A Roll: April 2 saw Michael Lamanno and Michael Mirabile capture titles at the LIYBT bowling

tournament at Farmingdale Lanes, where 58 bowlers laced up for nearly $800 is scholarship awards. Scolarship winners: Handicap division: Michael LaManno $100, Brian Becktold $75, Hannah McClintock $50, Peter Gilliland $40, Elijah Esposito $30. Scratch Division: Michael Mirabile $150, James Dunn $100, Anthony Naujokas $75, Nick Caruana $50, Pierce Field $40, Joe Thomas $35. Scratch Eliminator Juniors: Pierce Field $19, Michael Mirabile $12, Zach Cavanagh $7. Next stop for the LIYBT: May 21 at Coram Country Lanes; June 4 at 10 am brings the LIYBT's End of Year Invitational at Farmingdale Lanes. Learn more at Facebook.com/LIYBT, liybtbowling.com, or download the LIYBT app. Long Island Rolling: Leagues are winding down for the 2016/2017 season, but there's still notable scores on the lanes at Long Island centers: Herrill Lanes (New Hyde Park): Gregg De Angelo 704 series; Jeanine Musacchio 646 series; Kathy Chernow 203; Delia Marquez 203; Bonnie Gortler 200; Lu Rosal 206; Pete Mastrandrea Jr. 267; Karyn Deem 212; Linda Butan 202; Helen Delbove 231; Hermie Tirado 202. Corum Country Lanes: John Krasowski 289; Larry Jacobson 280; Paul Droluk 279; Anthyoy Reese 279, George Joseph 279; Candice D'Angelo 278; Anthony Uss 278; Brian Weinstein 277; R.J. Gocinski 267; Rachel Walczyk 225 and 224; Diana Walter 225; Marlene Mirabile 215. Farmingdale Lanes: Congrulations to Buzz Goodman and Darren Barlow for their 300 games on April 27; Peter Bohleber 298; Tom Colon 290; Peter Cornell 279; Evan Myers 279; Robert Figgers Jr. 278 and 269; Joseph Evers 278: Louis Morgan 276; Ronnie Simon 269; Scot Flomen 268; Richard Brennan 268; Paul Svenson 267; Danny Riccobon 267; Josh Schneidman 266; Christina Schulze 232 and 268; Debbie Gersstner 247; Vonetta Jolliffe 236; Valerie DeLillo 232.

started acting up again – not a shock given that cool, April New York City weather could only aggravate it. Things were also bleak on the pitching staff as Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, and Seth Lugo were disabled (and Matt Harvey was suspended). Robert Gsellman, an surprise last season, was ineffective during April and early May; hitters have figured him out, so he is going to have to make adjustments. No one had a worse month at the plate than Jose Reyes, who struggled to get to the Interstate as he had trouble keeping his batting average above .100. It did not take long for Mets fans to start calling sports talk radio stations to demand that the team’s top prospects, shortstop Amed Rosario and first baseman Dominic Smith, be called up from the Las Vegas AAA team. I had faith that Reyes will once again find his groove, and he did as May progressed – the problem is whether the Mets will find theirs. Mets infielder T.J. Rivera dyed his hair blond during spring training. I joked with him that if he hits well this season, Clairol will give him an endorsement deal. Remember the Quinnipiac College poll that showed the Mets edged out the New York Yankees in popularity in our town, and how this was going to be a rebuilding year for Joe Girardi’s guys? That may have lit a fire under the Yankees, as they got off to a great start. Outfielder Aaron Judge channeled his inner Mickey Mantle with tape measure home runs, while Luis Severino, who struggled badly in 2016, is rebounding strong after an off year. The Yankees also haven’t let injuries set them back; when slugging catcher Gary Sanchez was placed on the disabled list, his replacement, Austin Romine, made Yankees fans harken back to the days of Thurman Munson with his solid hitting. The Yankees commemorated this past Earth Day with a press release citing how they are able to conserve electricity, water, cooking oil, and contain carbon emissions. It appears that Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who has never loved baseball the way he does art, could quite possibly sell the team to a syndicate led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and “The Captain” himself, Derek Jeter.

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Getting The Lanes Right: Recently, a major rules announcement was delivered by the USBC, the sport's governing body: The United States Bowling Congress will implement new requirements for lane inspections, and will adjust specifications for new installations for the 2019-2020 season based on recent research conducted

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Poet T.S. Eliot may have had the New York Mets in mind when he started off his poem, “The Waste Land,” with the line “April is the cruelest month.” After getting off to a good start that included sweeping a three-game series in Philadelphia, things went south for the Mets in Miami as the New Yorkers lost three out of four games to the Marlins. The losing, coupled with injuries, continued when the Mets returned to Citi Field: Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda, and Travis d’Arnaud all hit the DL, and more importantly, Yoenis Cespedes’ balky hamstring

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ESPN has been inured from bad economic news for most of its 38-year existence. The first rumblings of trouble in paradise came a couple of years ago, when stories of millennials dropping cable packages started to surface. Last year, a further sign of trouble was the company’s decision to force ESPN’s single biggest star since its inception, Chris Berman, to take an emeritus role and reduce his presence there. There is no doubt that the network has made some bad decisions, as it overpaid for broadcast rights to major sports while its roster of on-air personalities became bloated. A decision to launch a digital footprint in every major market turned out to be an economic disaster. Ironically, the one thing that did not hurt ESPN was cable Derek Jeter competition, as Fox Sports 1, the CBS Sports Network, and the NBC Sports Network are still light years behind in terms of viewers and are still struggling to gain a foothold. Still, ESPN laid off around 100 employees a couple of weeks ago, and more salary dumps are expected in the coming weeks as well. What was most surprising was that the network couldn’t hold off the firings for a couple of weeks, since both the Sports Emmy Awards and its upfront were imminent.


Photos: Bowling lanes by Skitter Photo; Lenny Boresch Jr. courtesy PBA, LLC; LIGBT winners courtesy LIGBT

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Here's what you need to do to get your league scores in our column: Send them to us! We publish all USBCsanctioned scores with these achievements: 265 games and above and 700 series and above for men, and 200 games and 600 series and above for women and youth. Send your scores to gtmag@optonline.net – yes, even from summer league action. LIGBT Winners: Andrew Mienkiewicz of Massapequa won the $1,000 top prize on April 30 at what turned out to be one of the most challenging LIGBT sport shot events in its history, rolled at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park. Mienkiewicz defeated second place finisher Taisha Jolliffe of Briarwood, 220-216 in a record low-scoring final match. While Jolliffe earned $500, finishing third was Abel David of Franklin Square with a 209 earning $300; rounding out the top four was Vinny Nguyen of Flushing, with a 180 worth $250.

It wasn’t just the finals: This event was one of the lowest scoring tournaments in LIGBT history, as the final four survived a brutal Stockholm pattern. The cut scores on the pattern were just 652 and 641 during the two rounds of qualifying. High series of the tournament was shot by Jose Ferreira of Woodside, with a 771 in the second squad. The wild card winner was Chris Werben of Brooklyn, with a 1,278 combined series. More LIGBT tournament news: Maniram Basdeo of The Bronx, NY, won his fourth club title and the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event on April 23 at AMF Garden City Landes. Basdeo defeated second place finisher John Fitzgerald of Plainview, 255-250, in an exciting final match. Fitzgerlald earned $500; finishing third was Mack Oakman Jr. of Melville, with a 240 earning $300. Rounding out the top four was Julio Arnold of Woodside, with a 215 worth $250 .... William Luna of Corona won his first LIGBT tournament (and $1,000) on May 7 at Astoria Bowl Get up-to-date scores and the upcoming summer schedule at ligbtour.com, or call (877) 900-6464. To view the final results of all events visit ligbtour.com. 50 Is Nifty: From the PBA's Jerry Schneider: In a wire-towire victory, Lennie Boresch Jr. won the PBA50 UnitedHealthcare Sun Bowl In The Villages presented by Radical on May 2 for his third career PBA50 Tour title. Boresch, who led all four rounds in qualifying and match play to enter the stepladder finals as the top qualifier, defeated Bob Learn Jr., 264213, in the title match at Spanish Springs Lanes. “It’s a relief because even though I’ve been bowling pretty well you really never know when the opportunity will come again,” said Boresch, who averaged 245 for the tourna-

ment. “I just focused and stayed with what got me here.” Boresch, who won the 2012 Sun Bowl In the Villages in his PBA50 Tour debut, started with a strike and spare in the title match and then threw eight consecutive strikes to clinch the win. Learn, a three-time PBA50 Tour and five-time PBA Tour titlist, opened in the first frame and couldn’t keep pace with Boresch for the rest of the match. Learn, who qualified fifth for the finals, dominated the first three stepladder matches winning the opening match by beating Darin Hays, 199-173, before defeating Sam Maccarone, 278-185, and PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III in the semi-final match. “The way he (Learn) was bowling, I thought I might be in trouble,” said Boresch, who compiled a 13-3 record in match play. “Ironically, I bowled my lowest games of the tournament on the championship pair. All I knew was I was going to have to strike because he was lined up.” Many PBA50 tournaments are available to watch online or on streaming devices through the PBA’s Xtra Frame service. Visit xtraframe.tv for schedule and subscription information.

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Jazz & Blues

Blue Note Festival Returns: The Blue Note Blues Festival is back, with more than 100 events in 10 venues in New York City from June 1 through 30. This seventh annual festival will feature a diverse lineup of high-profile artists including music legends Pat Metheny, Dr. John, and Jerry Lee Lewis; iconic groups Dr. John such as The Isley Brothers, Kool & The Gang, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Incognito; jazz staples Hiromi, Eddie Palmieri (currently in residency at Subrosa NYC through August), Cassandra Wilson, and McCoy Tyner; breakout artists Jacob Collier, The Hot Sardines (month-long residency at Blue Note Jazz Club), and Dayme Arocena; as well as two special Central Park SummerStage shows featuring Laura Mvula (with Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore and Introducing Blue Lab Beats) and the Robert Glasper Experiment (with Phony Ppl plus Tank and The Bangas); and many more. Visit BlueNoteJazzFestival.com for a full schedule of events, as well as venue and ticket information. Established in 2011, The Blue Note Jazz Festival was initially formed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Greenwich Village's iconic Blue Note Jazz Club. Presented by Blue Note Entertainment Group, which owns and operates the venue lineup of Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Highline Ballroom, Subrosa NYC (located in the Meatpacking The District), and Isley Lucille's Grill, the Brothers festival has quickly grown into an annual 30-day event, emerging as the city's largest jazz festival, with each venue offering its own unique cultural contribution to the New York City musical landscape. Additional festival venues and co-presenters this year include The Beacon Theatre, Kings Theatre, The Town Hall, Central Park SummerStage, and Jill Newman Productions. Additional Candy headliners at Blue Dulfer Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club, Highline Ballroom, and Subrosa include Michel Camilo, Danilo Pérez/John Patitucci/Brian Blade Trio, Candy Dulfer, Robert Cray, Valerie Simpson, Gary U.S. Bonds, Pedrito Martinez, Bria Skonberg, and The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, among other stars to be announced in the coming days.

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Photo: Candy Dulfer by Carin Verbruggen

Calendar

Tuesday, May 16

Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Ed Kaercher K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Songwriters Roundtable & All-Original Open Mic Hosted by 42nd & Nelson Nutty Irishman (Farmingale) Country Night Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) JDL Reel (East Rockaway) Honor The Shield Tropix (Freeport) Country Night Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Open Mic Night With David Jon Paisley BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Vinyl Night With Jordan Miller Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James): Open Mic Dek's American Restaurant (Rocky Point) Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Madeline Kole House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open Jam With Jeff Regan Katie's Of Smithtown Tuesday Night Live: George Cintron & Bobby Rondinelli Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Open Mic Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night O Solo Mio (Stony Brook) Phyllis Tagg Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Paul Cuthbert Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughen NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Apollo Theater (NYC) Homage To Billie Holliday: Rickie Lee Jones / Ruthie Foster / William Bell B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars Blue Note (NYC) Keyon Harrold

Wednesday, May 17 Nassau Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Kane Daily Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa) Karaoke With DJ Chris Of Songbird Entertainment Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With "Big Daddy" John Struck K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Wonderous Stories Manning's (Carle Place) Phil Smith Memories 2 (Williston Park) Alive 'N Kickin' Duo Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Open Jam Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale) Metallica 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) Open Jam With The Sunset Boyz Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Night Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza (Bohemia) Bryce Larsen Beau's Bar (Greenlawn) Open Mic Hosted By Steve Urban Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Lydia Sybosto Bobbique (Patchogue) Jam Night BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Perfect Combination Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington) Open Mic With Toby Tobias Joe's Garage & Grill (Riverhead) Open Mic Katie's Of Smithtown: Open Mic Hosted By Michael Perlmutter Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Open Mic Paramount (Huntington) Good Charlotte / Less Than Jake / Crown The Empire / Like Pacific Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic With Johnny B. Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Night Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville): Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) The Swing Sessions

Your Guide To Local Events NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC) Strange Land (Leon Russell Tribute) Blue Note (NYC) Keyon Harrold Central Park SummerStage (NYC) Gov't Mule / The Chris Robinson Brotherhood City Winery (NYC) Ryan Montbleau Printers Alley (NYC) The Grand Central

Thursday, May 18

Nassau Bacaro's 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 Craft Kitchen & Tap House (Lynbrook) Thursday Night Live E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) A Witch's Brew Hofstra University (Hempstead) Annual Spring Dance Concert Hub (Island Park) Open Mic With BenoirK.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Shining Star (Earth Wind & Fire Tribute) Lounge At The Space At Westbury Mark Newman Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Tiki Thursday / Murphy's Law / Perro Bravo / Suspect / Wings Of The Whale / Hazmat Bay / Ancient Tongue NYCB Theatre At Westbury R. Kelly Paradise Studios (Massapequa) Open Jam & Networking Session Hosted By Ken Rodriguez & Bobby La Serra Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker Reel (East Rockaway) Paul Cuthbert R.S. Jones (Merrick) Jan Slow Space At Westbury Theater David Crosby Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Ride Tocolo Cantina (Garden City): Thursday Night Music Club Featuring Bryce Larsen Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Fozzy / Kyng / Vigil Antics / Sons Of Texas / Black Dawn Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Champagne Social Boulton Centre (Bay Shore) Live Comedy Benefit For Mondays At Racine Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington) The Whispering Tree / The Young Novelists Crooked Rail (Northport) Tommy Hellbent & Friends Electric/Acoustic Rock & Roll Open Mic & Jam / Ladies Night Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Frank O'Brien & Tim Givens Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Paramount (Huntington) David Bromberg Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Penny Lane (Beatles Tribute) Shandon Court (East Islip) The O'Rourkes Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic Tap & Barrel (Smithtown) Jazz JamTreme (Islip) La Elagancia de la Salsa NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) La Oreja Van GoghBlue Note (NYC) Manhattan Transfer

Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Mind Open

Friday, May 19 Nassau Althouse 1828 (East Rockaway): Live Music Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) The Electric Dudes Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Redneck Romance / Steve Dale Bobbique (Patchogue) The Bucket List Broadway 247 (Hicksville) Flavorwire Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Dave Christian Freeport Memorial Library Memorial Day Tribute: The Freeport Community Band Hub Billiards (Island Park) Glass Lungs / Ü Blue / Mutiny Abroad / A Light Winter Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Generations Junction (Long Beach) Wonderous Stories K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Legendary Murphys / Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Band Tribute)


Calendar Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Trop Kings Luxor (Hicksville) Live Music Memories 2 (Williston Park) FiveStone Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Gorikoza / The Oyster Babies / Dogs Will Run Until They Die / Lucy Hall - M'rose Gibs Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Larger Than Life (Boy Band Tribute) / Fleetwood Macked (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) The Zoo / Larry Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band / Lenny Acoustic Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Peat Moss & The Fertilizers R.S. Jones (Merrick) Soul Mate Sunset Grill (Seaford) The Natural Red Band Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Kerry Kearney Tropix (Freeport) BonJourney (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute) Trotter's (Franklin Square) Time Lapse Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Buttered Soul / Billboard Live Amityville Music Hall Obituary / Gruesome / All Out War / Extinction A.D. Babylon Carriage House Bryce Larsen Backstage Pass (Ronkonkoma) Walk The Line (Johnny Cash Tribute) Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Dave March Boulton Center (Bay Shore) The Secret Sisters BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Mike Luongo Broadway 247 (Hicksville) Flavorwire Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Guilty Pleasures Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon) Uppercut Connolly Station (Bay Shore) Nashville Skyline Country Corner (East Setauket) Shecky & The Twangtones Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Albums We Love

Your Guide To Local Events Hideaway (Montauk) Pete Mancini / Others Katie's Of Smithtown School Of Rock's Southern Rock Night Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) South Shore Rockers / DJ Epic Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) TVP Napper Tandy's (Northport) Nate D'Oria Napper Tandy's (Smithtown) Crush Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Drive (The Cars Tribute) / Gilbraltar Jazz Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Paramount (Huntington) Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Revolution (Amityville) Lez Zeppelin Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) 20 Highview Rudi's (Patchogue) Diesel Shandon Court (East Islip) Uncle Petey Kletchka Happy Hour Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Katherine C.H.E / Strecker Band Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) The Purple Xperience (Prince Tribute) Treme (Islip) Blu Mojo

NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Buddy Guy Blue Note (NYC) Manhattan Transfer Connolly's Klub (NYC) Cait & The Critters / Fleur Seule / The Swingaroos Forest Hills Stadium The XX Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Bobby Kyle & The Administers

Saturday, May 20

Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Goodheart Christian's Parkside Café, Grill, & Garden (Farmingdale) The Electric Dudes Crossroads Farm (Malverne) The Project Band

K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Face To Face (Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute) / Desert Highway (Eagles Tribute) Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Ladies Of Laughter: Robin Fox / Kelly MacFarland / Shelly Colman / Jocelyn Chia Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Marshall Crenshaw Memories 2 (Williston Park) Hambones MP Taverna (Roslyn) Jazz Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Shipwrecks / Dirty Reggae Punks / Adams Atoms Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) 12X / 45 RPM Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Disco Unlimited R.S. Jones (Merrick) The Welldiggers Still Partners (Sea Cliff) The Dave Diamond Band Sunset Grill (Seaford) The Electrix Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) The Kennedys Trotter's (Franklin Square) RPM & Friends Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Neon Knights [Dio Tribute] / Victim Of Changes [Tribute To Judas Priest] / Rock Central / Iron Fist [Tribute To Motorhead] / School Of Rock Backstage Pass (Ronkonkoma) Dirty Covers / Armed & Dangerous Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Craig Rose / The Wild Honey Band Bayway Arts Center (East Islip) BroadHollow Theatre Company Benefit For The Hibernian Festival Singers: Life Could Be A Dream Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Robert Bruey Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington) Danny Kean Bobbique (Patchogue) Phil Varca & The Slamjammers Bottoms Up (Islip) Drama

Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Dump Truck / Old Ironsides Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Been There Done That Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music First United Methodist Church (Port Jefferson) Andrew Fortier Gray Horse Tavern (Bayport) The Marshak Brothers Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Molly McGuire’s (Oakdale) 4 Flight Rock Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Napper Tandy’s (Smithtown) FreeBird (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute) / Mad Co (Bad Company Tribute) Paramount (Huntington) Streetlight Manifesto Ristegio's Restaurant (North Patchogue) Somethin' Fresh Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Inda Eaton / Hello Brooklyn Treme (Islip) Brother Dave & The Brave NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Buddy Guy / A Decade Of Soul Blue Note (NYC) Manhattan Transfer Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel Bowery Electric (NYC) Marc Carnivore: 30 Years Of Retaliation Forest Hills Stadium The XX Gin Fizz Harlem Ms. Bluntler Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Oldies Tribute Bands Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) New Candy

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Calendar

Sunday, May 21

Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Them Again Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Little Wilson / Session 99 City Cellar (Westbury): Live Jazz Brunch Connoly Station (Malverne) Live Irish Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Kenny Hendricks Freeport Memorial Library Lecture & Performance With Allen Morrison: A Brief History Of Jazz Piano, Part 2 (1945Presenet) K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Sunday Open Jam / Prune Belly Syndrome Benefit: Wonderous Stories / The Legendary Murphys / Godfrey Townsend Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Dan Sweeney's Rock Against Hunger Show NYCB Theatre At Westbury Dick Fox's Doo Wop Extravaganza: The Duprees / The Brooklyn Bridge / The Vogues / Brian Hyland / The Toys / The Eternals Suffolk Amityville Music Hall The Stolen / Young Harbor / Laughing Without Smiling / Divide By Zero / Phantoms & Fables / Good Neighbor / Robin & Robin Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Ain't So EZ Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Danny Marks / Gail Storm Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Steve Mall Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Oar (Patchogue) Danny Kean Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) The Electric Dudes / Others Pugliese Vineyard (Cutchogue) Archdeacon Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam With Jim

Your Guide To Local Events Moran & Ed The Hat Revolution (Amityville) Bad Mary Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Judy Collins Treme (Islip) The DeVassy Project NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) The Jersey Four (Four Seasons Tribute) Birdland (NYC) Molly Ryan Blue Note (NYC) Manhattan Transfer City Winery (NYC) Sons & Daughters Of The Blues Revue: Buddy Guy & The Sons & Daughters Of The Blues 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) Mike Tedesco Wave Hill (NYC) Using Her Voice / Finding Her Voice

Monday, May 22 Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Industry Night Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Kane Daily K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione Suffolk Bartini Bar (Babylon): Open Mic with Dave Drew BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic Cinque Terre Restaurant (Huntington Station): Monday Jazz Jam Hosted The Gracenotes Trio Crooked Rail (Northport): Vox Populi Acoustic Open Mic With Live Artist

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Tapings: Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Andrew Carroll Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Shandon Court (East Islip): Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Tap And Barrell (Smithtown) Blues Jam Trifecta Lounge (Copiague): The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst): Open Mic Night With Kenn NYC/Queens B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Hello (Amy Winehouse & Adele Tribute) / Jon Paris' AllStar Blues Jam Birdland (NYC) Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Sin Twisters, Too Blue Note (NYC) Inspired: Celebrating Jim Hall Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Delta Rae Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) Jam

Tuesday, May 23 Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Ed Kaercher K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Original Music Showcase: Three Area Original Bands Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Hinder / Non Point / Nine Shrines / Retrofeelya / Chrysalis Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Open Mic Nite hosted by David Jon Paisley BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night With Jordan Miller Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Open Mic Crooked Rail (Northport) Open Mic Night Hosted by Jerry Ramone Dek's American Restaurant (Rocky Point)

Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The People's Open Mic 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) Open Mic O Solo Mio (Stony Brook) Phyllis Tagg Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughen Tap And Barrel (Smithtown) Jazz Jam Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Treme (Islip) Live Psychic Medium: Josephine Ghiringhelli NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Harlem Gospel Choir: A Tribute To Whitney & Beyoncé / The B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars Birdland (NYC) Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune Blue Note (NYC) Stanton Moore

Wednesday, May 24 Nassau Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Ed Kaercher Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Karaoke With DJ Chris Of Songbird Entertainment Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove) Jerry Costanzo & His Trio Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic with "Big Daddy" John Struck Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Country Music Originals Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Wonderous Stories


Calendar Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Lois Morton: 20 th Century Girl Lounge At The Space At Westbury Theater Wayne Cobham Manning's (Carle Place) Phil Smith R.S. Jones (Merrick) Jim Treutlein Still Partners (Sea Cliff) The Jason Crosby Band Suite 1828 (Merrick) Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Music Night Beau's Bar (Greenlawn): Bob Dylan Birthday Festival / Open Mic Hosted By Steve Urban Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Lydia Sybosto Bobbique (Patchogue) Jam Night Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza (Bohemia) Bryce Larsen BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Angry Alice (Acoustic) Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington) Open Mic With Toby Tobias Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Noriko Ueda Trio Huntington Music Hall At Finley’s Of Green Street Open Mic Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Open Jam / Jam Session Katie's Of Smithtown: Open Mic Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Country Night Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Quogue East Pub (East Quogue): Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Sea Cove (Center Moriches): Open Mic Night Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville): Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) The Hitman Blues Jam

Your Guide To Local Events NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Capleton Birdland (NYC) Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune Blue Note (NYC) Stanton MooreCity Winery (NYC) JusticeAid Benefit Red Lion (NYC) Danny Kean

Thursday, May 25

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Jazz & Sushi Night Althouse 1848 (East Rockaway) Live Music Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Ace Duo Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Live Music Blue Parrot (Massapequa) Karaoke With DJ Chris From Songbird Entertainment Craft Kitchen & Tap House (Lynbrook) Thursday Night Live Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Salsa Night Hudson's Mill (Massapequa) Live Music Hub (Island Park) Open Mic With Benoir K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Tiger Rose (Jerry Garcia Tribute) Living Room (Bethpage) R&B After-Work Party Mesita (Rockville Centre) Salsa Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) All That Remains / Through Fire / Patterns Of Decay / American Sin / Despyre / Tiki Thursday Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale) Barry Manilow Paradise Studios (Massapequa) Open Jam & Networking Sessions Hosted By Ken Rodriguez & Bobby La Serra Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker R.S. Jones (Merrick) The Biscuit Kings Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night

Still Partners (Sea Cliff) The Stoller Brothers Tocolo Cantina (Garden City) Thursday Night Music Club Featuring Bryce Larsen Suffolk Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Bistro 72 (Riverhead) April Rain Butterfield's (Hauppague) Shockwave Crooked Rail (Northport) Tommy Hellbent & Friends Electric/Acoustic Rock & Roll Open Mic & Jam / Ladies Night Deks American Bar & Restaurant (Rocky Point) Cyndi Hazell Straight From The Heart Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Frank O'Brien Duo Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Niesen 347 (Saint James) Nisen 347 Thursdays Ristegio's Restaurant (North Patchogue) Rhythm 'N Strings Shandon Court (East Islip) The Roosters Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic / Nancy Atlas Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Treme (Islip) Mambo Loco NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Kool G Rap Birdland (NYC): Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune Blue Note (NYC) Larry Harlow & The Latin Legends Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Kiefer Sutherland City Winery (NYC) 10,000 Maniacs Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Alive 'N Kickin' Duo

Friday, May 26

Nassau Althouse 1848 (East Rockaway): Live Music Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park)

Trick Bag Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Acoustic Urge Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Todd The Guitar Man Freeport Memorial Libary Film: Me Before You K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Wonderous Stories / Beyond Fab (Beatles Tribute) Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live Music Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Az Iz Living Room (Bethpage) Classic Fridays Luxor (Hicksville) Live Music Memories 2 (Williston Park) Live Music Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) The 90s Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Penny Lane (Beatles Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) The Grey / All The Blink Things Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band R.S. Jones (Merrick) Chic 'N Martini Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Mark Newman Sunset Grill (Seaford) Streetfighter (Rolling Stones Tribute) Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Tooty & The Mother Plucker Trotter's (Franklin Square) FiveStone Uncle Tony's (Farmingdale) The Two Daves (Electric Dudes) Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Teddy Ronindelli / E3 / Cruecified / Amityville Music Hall Iron Chic / James Dewees / Timeshares / The Men / Explosivo / Doc Hopper / Too Many Voices / Way Harsh / Notches / Celebrity Roast / Carcosa / Jukai / Warm Needles / Somerset Thrower / Adult Magic / Buckshot Facelift / Old Ironsides / Hangman / Outlive Death / Slugworth Backstage Pass (Ronkonkoma) Act Of Aggression / Ashes In The Sky / Reign Of Fear

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Calendar Bobbique(Patchogue) Joe Vicino / Six Degrees BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Monkey Bite Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Marissa Mulder Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks John Scott's Surf Shack (Westhampton Beach) Bryce Larsen Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) The Decoys Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Paces Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Paramount (Huntington) The New York Bee Gees (Bee Gees Tribute) / Dancing Dream (Abba Tribute) Revolution (Amityville) Intona Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) In The Groove Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Kiefer Sutherland Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) The Fast Lane (Eagles Tribute) Treme (Islip) The Gary Sellers Band NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) The Smithereens Birdland (NYC): Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune Blue Note (NYC) Larry Harlow & The Latin Legends City Winery (NYC) 10,000 Maniacs Flushing Town Hall Le Vent du Nord Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) The Toby Tobias Ensemble

Saturday, May 27

Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Petrified Rock Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live DJs K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Halfstep (Grateful Dead Tribute) / Modern Justice Lounge At The Space At Westbury Theater Morning View (Incubus Tribute) / Unglued (Stone Temple Pilots Tribute) Memories 2 (Williston Park) Facefirst Michael’s Porthole (East Rockaway) Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) Micky Mo's Cafe & Lounge (Lynbrook) Live Music MP Taverna (Roslyn) Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Live Music Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Sir Cadian Rhythm / Superbad Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Hat Trick R.S. Jones (Merrick) Breakaway Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Frank Galchus & The Waffles Trotter's (Franklin Square) Down & Dirty Uncle Tony's (Farmingdale) Danny Kean Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Mayve Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Craig Rose / Ricky Roche Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor) Colin Quinn Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Dinny Keg Bobbique (Patchogue) The Johnny Mac Band BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Non Stop To Cairo Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Ayako Shirasaki / Noriko Ueda Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Lazy Bunny House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Live Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Mirabelle Tavern (Stony Brook) Live Music Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Paramount (Huntington) Little Feat Revolution (Amityville) Kings Of The Ring Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Billboard Live Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) 10,000 Maniacs Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) That '70s Band Treme (Islip) Gas House Gorillas Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Audra McDonald NYC/Queens B.B. King’s (NYC) Jody Whatley

Your Guide To Local Events Blue Note (NYC) Larry Harlow & The Latin Legends City Winery (NYC) The Music Of Chuck Berry: Jim Weider & Friends Gin Fizz Harlem Ms. Bluntler Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) The Kearney Brothers Band

Sunday, May 28 Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) 3 Legs Big Daddy's (Massapequa) King Cobras City Cellar (Westbury): Live Jazz Brunch Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Kenny Hendricks K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Sunday Open Jam Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Live Music

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Bad Case / The Cavalry Is Us /Approaching Troy / Older Than Oceans / Part Time Bear / My Sword And Shield Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard The Denise Given Band Brody McKay's (Selden) Cyndi Hazell Duo Featuring Rick Laban Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Open Mic E.B. Elliot (Freeport) Gibraltar Jazz Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Melody Rose & Andrew Carroll Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Sunday Scene: Live Music Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam With Jim Moran & Ed The Hat Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Lucky Chops Treme (Islip) Jazz Jam Session Hosted By Bob Lepley & Frank Bellucci Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Live Breakfast Music NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) The Bird Dogs (Everly Brothers Tribute) Blue Note (NYC) Larry Harlow & The Latin Legends Diving Bell (Sunnyside): Open Mic w/Anthony Gibney Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria): Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Jerry's Jazz Band

Monday, May 29

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Industry Night Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa) Kane Daily K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione

Suffolk Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic with Dave Drew BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night Cinque Terre Restaurant (Huntington Station) Jazz Jam With The Gracenotes Trio Crooked Rail (Northport): Vox Populi Acoustic Open Mic With Live Artist Tapings: Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Andrew Carroll La Scala Ristorante (Commack) Phyllis Tagg Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Shakers Pub (Oakdale) Open Mic Comedy Show Shandon Court (East Islip) Musicians Night Hosted By Gil McLean Tap And Barrel (Smithtown) Blues Jam Trifecta Lounge (Copiague) The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Open Mic Night With Kenn

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WHEELS & DEALS

Hot Artists & Events In The Area Scene Whitman Association Names Nuzz-Morgan Poet Of The Year

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Spuyten Duyvil Returns To Long Island At Our Times Coffeehouse

The six-piece upstate New York band Spuyten Duyvil performs its blend of American roots and alternative folk rock on Friday, May 19 at 8 pm at The Our Times Coffeehouse, located in The Ethical Humanist Society Building in Garden City. For information: (516) 741-7304. This past year, Spuyten Duyvil’s album, The Social Music Hour Vol. 1, received an International Folk Music Awards Album of the Year nomination, and their new single “The Warmth of Other Suns” is an International Folk DJ Top 20 single. In 2016, the group headlined The South Florida Folk Festival, played The Roots On The River Festival in Vermont, and shared the main stage of The Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue with Blues Traveler.

The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) has announced that it has selected Tammy Jean Nuzzo-Morgan as its 2017 Long Island Poet of the Year. This is an annual award given by Huntington's WWBA to “honor a notable poet on Long Island who is well known and well respected,” according to the organization. Tammy Jean NuzzoMorgan was the 20102011 Suffolk County Poet Laureate, founder of The North Sea Poetry Scene, Inc., and is the editor of the series Long Island Sounds. She is the author five poetry collections, including Let Me Tell You Something, For Michael, and Life's A Beach. Her awards include the Mobius' Editor-in -Chief Choice Award and the LIWG Community Service Award. She champions poetry through her writing, teaching, and support of the Long Island community of poets.

Meet Upstate Folk: Roots Festival In Hudson Valley

“A Weekend Of Folk/Roots/Americana Music” will be the attraction from Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29 at Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in upstate Kerhonkson (Ulster County). More information and information on reservations: (646) 628-4604. Enjoy a friend-filled, music saturated weekend and sing, jam, relax, swap songs, learn new songs, and listen to and play with other musicians. During the weekend, folk and roots musicians will perform and present workshops. Featured performers are the duo of Cathy Barton & Dave Para; fiddling master Harry Bolick (pictured above); multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Susan Trump; and banjo player Alan Friend.

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STUDIO NEWS Valerie Rose & Her New Album (Inset)

Making a lot of noise in the area the past few weeks has been Ross Osteen & Crossroads, which features a pair of relocated Long Island-based musicians: bassist Jim Vint and drummer Patrick Gaynor. Led by guitarist and singer/songwriter Osteen, the blues rocking band's new album, Glen Head Station

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remains quite accessible and melodic. “Dantone has a writing style that is first and foremost humanistic, but also coherent, provocative and multi-layered,” reports the new disc's one-sheet. “In addition, the band's primary themes are as big as they get; life and death and meaning and purpose. No other band is as prepared to tackle these subjects as UniversalDice. Bandmates Bob Barcus on lead guitar and Eddie Canova on bass are among Long Island's finest session players and are given a chance to stretch. Newest members are longtime

Long Island musical giants Walt Sargent and Vincent Crici, who add their keyboard support to the band's latest tunes.” Learn more about the group at universaldice.com. They say things bloom in the spring, and that seems to be true even in the music industry: The Sabella Studios website (sabellastudios.com) recently underwent a lavish new upgrade, and it well worth checking out if you'd like to learn all about one of the area's time-tested recording studios. The site's front page features songs by such recent Sabella clients as Eve Minor, MJT,

and PicaSso-Sight, as well as by national, classic Sabella clients such as Public Enemy and Marcy Playground. Click on and rock out, and you'll also learn about the myriad of music services available as well. More on the studio: Sabella Studios' engineer Will Harris – also a member of the rocking ska group The Pandemics – was recently a guest on the popular Cast From The Sewer podcast, where “Killin' Time” and “Stop And Get Eve Frisky' were Minor performed. Check them out at thepandemics. bandcamp.com. True veterans of the New York City and Long Island club scenes, Grimm Jack has been working out the jams at Beneath The Sun Recording & Rehearsal

Studios in Hicksville. The group – Jimmie Mack, Joey Masters, G.G. Zen-Garten, and Billy Kohout – has carried on, on and off, since 1985, and continues to rock the areascene; they tore the roof off The Vilage Pub in Lindenhurst in late March. Learn more about them at grimmjack.com; for more on Beneath The Sun, find them on Facebook, or call them at (631) 882-1327. A unique new name on the scene is Audio Workstations, a serious workplace for audio pros. It’s a revolutionary concept; call them at (516) 448-2066 to learn more how to get involved with this hot company.

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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) 549-4510. (TFN). Yamaha Clavinover electric piano, Rogue Beatle bass guitar, Yamaha 8 channel board, Carvin LM15 speakers, Mirage spotlight 1000, 2 LED par 64 lights with board, Samson wireless presentation mic & headset. All priced to sell. (516) 785-4234. (1225) ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Double Reed/woodwind teacher, oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet preferred. Call (631) 549-4510 or email resume to murphysmusicny@aol.com (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 Route 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 AVAILABLE

Drummer, 30, Looking for wedding band or country rock band. Matthew (631) 827-1882. (1221) MUSICIANS WANTED

Trio Seeking drummer for rage style rock band. 21+. Transportation and equipment a must. Suffolk-based. Call James (631) 747-9862. 11776. (1224) Blues For Three. Studio weekends; bass, drums sought. (631) 462-5987. (1218)

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Bassist Wanted for good vibes classic rock trio. Mature; Jamesport area, vocals preferred. (631) 523-3499 (text). (1221) MUSIC INDUSTRY: HELP WANTED

Intern Wanted, M/F, for recording studio/small record label.Come learn hands-on recording andmixing CDs and albums. Compensation when you can engineer a session. Must have computer skills and a car. (631) 741-5836. (1224) 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) FOR SALE-

Harmon Kardon Citation 16 amplifier, excellent condition, $500 alone. Rackmounted Citation 11 pre-amp, 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) (1198)


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avid Bromberg returns to Long Island following a long absence when he headlines on Thursday, May 18 at 8 pm at The Paramount in Huntington. Tickets and info: (631) 673-7300. You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. When that company has included Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Mississippi John Hurt, you realize you’re dealing with a very special case. Bromberg was born in Philadelphia in 1945

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The Unique Blues Master Returns At The Paramount

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

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

members playing on his next two albums. Bromberg’s material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album to encompass bluegrass, ragtime, country, and ethnic music, and his touring band grew apace. By the mid-’70s, The David Bromberg Big Band included horn players, a violinist, and several multi-instrumentalists. Bromberg returns to Long Island, where area roots fans continue to embrace him with every passing apperance. The artist’s most recent albums have included Use Me – a huge chart hit that some unknowing wags dubbed a “comeback” – and The Blues, The Whole Blues, & Nothing But The Blues, his newest.

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Arts Announcements

Books SoulFire Book Revue, Huntington June 1 at 7 pm; (631) 271-1442; bookrevue.com The multi-faceted spiritual teacher, yogini, mother, author, pirate, and will speak and sign her memoir, Fearless Freedom Becoming SoulFire: Book 1.

Concerts Good Old Dance Band St. Sylvester's Parish Center, Medford Check website for show dates; (631) 730-3333; goodolddanceband.com The regular monthly show of Mike Virostko and his 17-piece swing band. Dancing, raffles, and more; log on for the next show dates. Film Big Trouble In Little China Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington May 27 at 10 pm; cinemaartscentre.org; (631) 423-FILM; (631) 423-BOXO

Big Trouble In Little China

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Meshuggah-Nuns! The Theatre at Temple Beth El, Huntington Through May 21; (631) 213-9862; townshiptheatregroup.org Township Theatre Group: A musical/comedy with a lot of “nunsense.”

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.

Saturday Night Fever: The Musical Theatre Three, Port Jefferson May 20 to June 24; Mike (631) 928-9100; Burton theatrethree.com The stage version of the legendary 1970s film that ushered out the disco era.

Friday Night Face-Off Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Most Fridays at 10:30 pm; theatrethree.org; (631) 928-9202 Long Island's longest-running improv show rolls on with new laughs each week.

hit comes to Long Island.

John Carpenter's classic 1986 action film stars Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall; part of the “Cult Café” series.

Theater The Nether Studio Theater, Lindenhurst May 19 through 21; studiotheatreli.com; (631) 226-8400 Performances of the play by Jennifer Haley.

Comedy Mike Burton The Brokerage, Bellmore May 26 & 27; (516) 781-LAFF (5233) Three weekend shows headlined by this nationally touring standup comedy star.

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Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert The Musical Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Peforming Arts Center, Oakdale June 3 through July 8; (631) 218-2100; cmpac.com The musical version of the hit film that details how three decidedly different performers took their show to the Australian outback. Songs include “It's Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Hot Stuff,” and other dance favorites. Wonderettes: Dream On Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts Through June 17; smithtownpac.org; (631) 724-3700 This musical features classic pop hits of the 1960s and 1970s; the cast includes Marielle Greguski (pictured far right). My Fair Lady Westbury Manor May 17 at 1:15 pm; plazatheatrical.com; (516) 599-6870; theatermania.com The latest offering of Plaza Theatrical Productions. Life Could Be A Dream BayWay Arts Center, East Islip May 14 through 28; (631) 581-2700; broadhollow.org BroadHollow Theatre Company: This 1950s musical includes

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classic songs such “Fools Fall In Love,” “Tears On My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory Of Love.” West Side Story BroadHollow Theatre, Elmont Public Library Through May 28; (516) 775-4420; broadhollow.org BroadHollow Theatre Company: The most popular musical of all time is revived.

Parade Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts Through June 11; (516) 868-6400 Leo Frank, a Jewish factory owner, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan. Desperate for someone to blame, the people of Atlanta convict him, but his wife stands by his side through it all, sure of his innocence. Rent The Gateway, Bellport

Oklahoma! John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Through June 25; (631) 2612900; engemantheatre.com Engeman Theatre: The Pulitzer Prize-winning Rogers & Hammerstein musical returns.

Marielle Greguski

Fat Pig Carriage House Theater, Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport Through May 28; (516) 557-1207; arenaplayers.org Arena Players Repertory: Neil LaBute's award-winning Off-Broadway

Michelle Veintimilla

Through June 3; (631) 286-1133 This production of the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon features film star Michelle Veintimilla (“Gotham,” pictured below).


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Little Feat

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The Paramount, Huntington May 27 at 8 PM paramountny.com (631) 673-7300 Never off the road for long, this legendary rock & R&B aggregation has added The Midnight Ramble Horns for this show at The Paramount, a section born from Levon Helm's studio in upstate Woodstock. The 2017 Little Feat is still Little Feat: Bill Payne, Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton, Kenny Gradney, Fred Tackett, and Gabe Ford.

Mavis Staples

Dick Fox's Spring Doo Wop Extravaganza

Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington June 4 at 7 PM landmarkonmainstreet.org (516) 767-1384 A landmark entertainer graces The Landmark: It was Mavis Staples' mellifluous voice that graced so many of The Staple Singers' biggest hits (“Let's Do It Again,” “I'll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself”), and her group and solo performances took her all the way to Kennedy Center Honors and Grammy Awards. Nicole Atkins opens.

Dustin Lynch

Lynch, Breedlove – & You: Breedlove Guitars is in the midst of a unique contest in partnership with country music star Dustin Lynch and 26 Breedlove dealers. Every Tuesday through the end

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of August, Lynch will Tweet the name and location of a participating Breedlove dealer. The first person to arrive at the store and mention the contest will win a Breedlove Discovery Concert Sitka Spruce – Mahogany guitar featuring a pickguard autographed by Lynch. They will also be registered to win the contest’s grand prize. And that prize is a doozy: One grand prize

NYCB Theatre at Westbury May 21 at 6 PM thetheatreatwestbury.com (516) 334-0800 If you're in the mood for nostalgia, cats and kittens, Dick Fox is the right man for you: This time out, the famed rock & roll oldies impressario brings back some of the biggest names of the doo wop era: The Duprees (pictured above), The Brooklyn Bridge, The Vogues, Brian Hyland, The Toys, and The Eternals. winner will receive a VIP Experience package for one of Dustin Lynch’s 2017 shows on Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots tour. The package includes two tickets to a show of the winner’s choosing and a backstage VIP experience, plus airfare for two and hotel for one night (if necessary). Suitable for beginners through experienced players, Breedlove Discovery Concert Sitka Spruce – Mahogany guitars feature a solid Sitka spruce top and Mahogany back, sides and neck, along with an East Indian rosewood fretboard and a natural gloss finish. To learn more, visit reedloveguitars.com. For more on Dustin Lynch, visit.dustinlynchmusic.com. For full rules and regulations von the contest: breedlovemusic.com/handmande-acousticguitars/breedlove-promotions. Fender Sound Anywhere: IK Multimedia's Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube is now available for Mac and PC from participating retailers worldwide, the IK Multimedia web store, and from the AmpliTube Custom Shop. Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube brings seven of Fender's dream machines – some of the most toneful and genre-defining amps from the dawn of rock and beyond – to AmpliTube, providing spot-on recreations of the glorious tweed amps and more from the '50s and '60s. Included in the Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube are four amps from the '57 Custom series; the '57 Custom Champ, '57 Custom Deluxe™, '57 Custom Twin-Amp, and

the '57 Custom Pro, a '57 Bandmaster, plus models of an original '53 Fender Bassman and the iconic '65 Fender Super Reverb. Guitarists wanting that classic Fender tone and power in their digital recordings can easily obtain the unmistakable vintage vibe of classic Tweeds and more with the ease and convenience of the popular guitar and bass tone studio, AmpliTube. The amplifiers and cabinets available in Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube include officially certified models from the '57 Custom series, including the '57 Custom Twin-Amp, the '57 Deluxe, the '57 Custom Champ, the '57 Custom Pro and the '57 BandMaster. There's also a model of an original '53 Bassman 1x15 featuring an "aging" switch that switches between "new old stock" and a "burned in" model, plus an original '65 Super Reverb. We’ve heard this in action, and our only word for guitarists: Wow. For more information: amplitube.com/fendercollection2.

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Rhythm Tracking With Jimi LaLumia

Midler & Madonna: As the kickoff to summer approaches with the Memorial Day weekend Max's Kansas City Festival at Bowery Electric in downtown LES (which I

Madonna

Valerie Rose: ‘Rising’ To New Heights, Finding The Right Team Who: Long Island-based Valerie Rose ranks among the most accomplished singer/songwriters to hail from this region; this is her second Long Island Spotlight appearance. She’s emerged with a new album, Rising, which has been a long time coming; she recently worked with producer Tom Stiegler and BlokHed Studios to complete what critics and fans are lauding as a particularly impressive new effort. The Artist & Her Sound: We’ll let the star inform you in her own words about the new recording: “Rising has been in the works for nearly four years,” reported Rose. “Even though I've had most of these songs in my arsenal for over six years, I hadn't had the opportunity to start recording until 2011 – which ended up being a lot more difficult than I thought. I first started with ‘It Must Be Love,’ which I brought to Steve Mecca at Mec Music. He helped in recording Chris Milletari on guitar and loved the track. Steve, also lead vocalist/keyboards for Peat Moss & The Fertilizers, also synthed bass and drums. For my other songs, I needed a bigger studio for my vision and more players. “‘Fighting For Us’ was the second track we initially recorded at LaVine Studios with Drew Howard, and I loved working with him as well, but knew I had to find someone more local to work on the majority of this album. I have always loved Mike Nugent's work on other local artists' music. So we recorded two songs there: 'Better Happy Than Rich,' which is literally a southern rock vibe and also features Lou Carollo on guitar, and 'Enough,' which is more of a blues-styled song. I also visited Tom Stiegler at Blokhed Studios, and he had a similar vision as to what I was looking for and saw I

needed guidance. With such a variety of songs it made sense to me, to find all of the players I knew that could attribute to this project and come to BlokHed, which turned out to be the best decision. “This album features over 15 amazing musicians and I would love to thank them for allowing their creative juices to flow during this journey. I learned so much about the recording process and worked so well with everyone, and I'm really proud of it.” Rose has a list of “thank yous” to those associated with the new album, which reads like a who’s who of area musicians: “Mike Nugent, Neville L'Green, Tommy Stiegler, Lou Carollo, Lars Ekman, Tommy Velsor, Steve Mecca, Chris Milletari, Ian Petillo, Jonathan Mele, Mark Mancini, Mike Leslie, Mikey Vitale, Peter J. Scoma, and Robert L. Smith, who mastered the album at Defy Studios.” With a fine new album in tow, Rose is justafably upbeat about her career: “I'm truly thankful for all of my fans who come out and support me, and of course my family for blessing me with the love of music that I couldn't escape. I love meeting new people and celebrating life – like a rose in a garden, just trying to soak it all in.” To Learn More: Log on to valrosemusic.com. Valerie Rose will make her debut at New York City’s prestigious Metropolitan Room on June 24; tickets are at metropolitanroom.com. Rising is available at CDBaby, Spotify, iTunes, and other outlets.

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there, her third time around, as Madonna. That famous chip on her shoulder was put there by all the haters and self-styled tastemakers who eventually had to watch her rise to become the biggest pop star in the universe, keeping that title for decades, and wearing her crown right alongside the one Midler continues to wear. Now, footage of Madonna in her Max's years has emerged, and finds itself in a documentary about those early, prestardom years. While Madonna has made it clear she's not happy about it, I'm hoping to see some of that live Emmy footage that we all assumed didn't exist. If she'd like to pop up at the Max's Fest, I'd be happy to sneak her in somehow. It’s Kyle’s Time: One of Long Island's brightest new talents, Kyle Royce, has released his second single "Stars," as Kyle Royce & The World; it’s out now via the fab folks at Chrome Orange Media. Royce's vocals and writing abilities are stunning, and right around the corner is his forthcoming epic, Romeo And Juliet, so don't say I didn't warn you. You can see and hear for yourself on YouTube and all the usual outlets.

Photo: Madonna by David Shankbone (CC); Kyle Royce provided by Jimi LaLumia

will once again emcee – and this time also perform a half-hour set with the 2017 version of The Psychotic Frogs), my mind travels back to early ’70s/mid-’70s Manhattan, and all the future stars that were crawling out of the woodwork that are now household, worldwide names. Back then, a young Bette Midler was going out with the late Jerry Nolan (drummer for The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders’ version of The Heartbreakers). Midler would perform to towelwearing gay men at The Continental Baths with her at-the-time closeted pianist, Barry Manilow. Records and films eventually followed, and now, decades later, she is the queen of Broadway with a revival of Hello, Dolly making zillions of dollars. Who would have thought? Of course, there was also that “she won't be around very long” girl: the female singer in the band Emmy, who played Max's several times before she appeared

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Anna Rose:

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Anna Rose is proof that big things can come in small packages:The diminutive yet fiery singer recently the official lyric video for brooding, sexy track, "Bury Me Deep," which comes from her new EP, Strays In The Cut. "The director, Wes Teshome, and I worked hard to make a visual landscape that complimented the mystery of the song,” said Rose of the video. “In this world, things are not always what they seem and words become guideposts along the way." In support of the release, Rose will continue select tour dates across the U.S. supporting James McCartney, including a stop at Off The Record Fest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Locally, she'll appear on May 23 at Rockwood Music Hall's Stage Two in New York City.

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Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler started in the late 1980s; in celebration of their 30 years as a unit, the group has an annivesary tour on tap for October. Schedules and tickets: bluestraveler.com. “Three decades … three decades and I am still surprised when we play and find some rich new musical vein to tap,” said John Popper. “Three decades and I cannot believe my luck with this band of brothers and this string we have run! Thirty years since a bunch of loud boys embarked on an adventure that took them around the world and made them a family that has not ceased growing to this day. Thirty years later and I am still so very grateful.”

Allison Pierce of The Pierces has released a video for her single “Evidence” from her solo album Year Of The Rabbit, produced by Ethan Johns and recently released via Sony Music Masterworks. Kino “This album feels like the Kimino most important creative outpouring of my life so far,” said Pierce, who is launching the second half of her career by teaming with producer Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney). “It feels like the most genuine expression of who I am, musically and personally.” Year Of the Rabbit marks Pierce’s first solo album following two decades with her sister in The Pierces. Recorded in analog straight to magnetic tape, the album was mostly performed by Allison and Ethan at Hollywood’s Sunset Sound (much in the Ki no K im ino: same spirit as Johns Riding The Wavves produced Ray LaMontagne’s debut LP, Kino Kimino is touring during May and June with Wavves in Trouble). The only support of her debut LP, Bait Is outside contributors For Sissies. From Manitoba, were Gabe Witcher, Kimino landed in New York City, who supplied fiddle on two tracks, and Greg The Magnettes Leisz, who played pedal steel on another. “Over the years, I’d write these songs knowing they weren’t Pierces songs, and I collected them in anticipation of the day when I could record them myself,” says Pierce. “I’d envisioned the whole thing, so I was ready, and waiting patiently for the opportunity to make it.”

Ki no K im ino:

headed across the river to Hoboken, and plugged in with half of Sonic Youth to throw down the 10 post-punk songs comprising the new album. Kino Kimino mastermind Kim Talon recorded the album at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon West studio, with Lee Ranaldo on guitar and Steve Shelley on drums, along with Melinda Holm on bass. Talon met Ranaldo and Shelley through John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), who produced. “I really don’t fit into this world now, the way things are,” Talon said “I don’t mean that I’m an outcast, but I’m not concerned with the zeitgeist.”

The Magnettes: Get Attached To Them

Swedish pop trio The Magnettes have returned with a new single, "Young And Wild," now on Spotify, SoundCloud and iTunes. The track is from the band's debut album, Ugly Youth, which will drop this summer. "'Young and Wild' was the last song we wrote for our album, and it's sort of the one that sums it all up," the band explained. "It's about bliss and fearlessness, realizing that the moment you've been waiting for is now and about holding onto one another when things get rough."

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