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The live action movie parody show “There Is No Spoon: The Matrix,” will headline on July 22 atBeats: 7 pm at The Cradle Of Aviation Hot Summer Drum Museum in Garden City. Tickets and Camps information: (516) 572-4111. This is a live The Long Island Drum Music game School's action movie parody and&drinking all summer drum camps are for at once (those attending arescheduled urged to drink responsibly), and14 features the museum's July 10 through and August 7 through retro video game exhibit. This production of 11 at the school's headquarters in the comedy troupe The Usual Rejects Hicksville. These youth-based camps are claims “ruingirls your(aged childhood one blockfor boystoand 7 through 15), buster at a time.” Adults 21+ will be from beginners to advances. All campers admitted; offered will be retro video games will be grouped by age and ability. For including more than 30 titles, including complete information: Call Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and(516) more.735-

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Hot Comics: MinCon In Mineola

MinCon, The Mineola Library's annual Comic Convention, will be Saturday, July 22 from 10 am to 5 pm at The Mineola Memorial Library; info is at (516) 746-8488, or log on to MinCon is a one-day pop culture and comic convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, comics, gaming, superheroes, and anime. Attending this special event will be famous guests, vendors, and artists; attractions include a costume contest, prizes, tabletop gaming, live music and entertainment, zombie makeup demos, and much more. Special celebrity guests who were scheduled to appear at MinCon at press time included voice actors Brittany Lauda (left, whose worked is featured on Pokemon XY, My Little Pony, Transformers) and Mike Pollock (Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX), who will appear at noon.

Hot Crawling: Discover Farmingdale's 'Holiday' Bar Scene With Some ‘Good Friends’

Here's something different, as well as a novel concept that should attract young adults from throughout Long Island: The We Are Good Friends “Holidaze In July” bar crawl, from 2 to 8 pm throughout Farmingdale. Info and tickets:, or call (516) 455-5330; a portion of proceeds will benefit The Farmingdale Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets ($25) offer those taking part a team T-shirt, drink specials, giveaways, live music, a chance to win a $200 cash prize, and an opportunity to meet a new friends. You must be 21+ to attend. Here's the cool part: Each venue will celebrate a different “holidaze”: It will be The Fourth of July at The Nutty Irishman; Christmas at The Library Café, and so on.

Hot Lacrosse: New York Lizards Action In Hempstead

Action-packed Major League Lacrosse action is back for the summer of 2017, provided as always by The New York Lizards, who play their home games at Thew James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University in Hempstead. The Lizards will take on The Boston Cannon on Thursday, July 20 at 7 pm; for more information or to purchase tickets for this and all upcoming home games, log on to to Formerly dubbed The Long Island Lizards before the team’s name change, The New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse were founded in 2001, and have established a winning tradition, taking home The Steinfeld Cup in 2001, 2003, and 2015. Also on the schedule for the Lizards: A home game against The Charlotte Hounds on August 5. Fun fact: The Lizards are one of the three original MLL franchises (with Boston and Chesapeake).


Suffolk Theater, Riverhead July 22 at 8 PM (631) 727-4343

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YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore July 22 at 8 PM (631) 969-1101 You already know him: The season 14 winner of “American Idol” is now a hot solo artist, having already scored a smash hit with “Beautiful Life” (written by Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba). In addition to traversing the U.S. promoting his single and visiting radio stations, the burgeoning young stars recorded and his national debute album, Hurricane, which was released last summer.

Hello, hello, Ms. American Pie: The 1970s superstar returns to perform not only that classic hit, but songs from his vast canon of albums and new selections as well. Expect “Vincent (Starry Starry Night),” “Castles In The Air,” “And I Love You So,” “Crying,” and much more. McLean proved he’s “still got it” in a double-bill will Burton Cummings here in Long Island four years back; now he returns to headline all on his own.

Darienzo merges Chris comedy Bottiand magic like Westhampton Beach few performers even attempt to do. He's Performing Arts Center and across been performing on Long Island July 23 at 8 PM the Tri-State region as a comedy magician (631) 288-1500 for over 40 years, and has been featured on Grammy-winning television and trumpeter off-Broadway. This constantly tours worldwide and has sold more than three millionSummer albums. Botti has found form Endless (Beach Boysa Tribute) of creative expression that begins in jazz Tilles Center, GreenvaleJuly 22 at and expands beyond the limits of any single genre, (516) that 299-275 making his music so accessible he has Relive the theworld’s classic songs of Brian become biggest-selling jazz Wilson, Al instrumentalist. laymen’s terms: He’s anas MOR Jardine, MikeIn Love, and company the giant, with more fans than any brass star. Shoreham-based Endless Summer pro-

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July Ends, Rockin’ Begins: Summer Concerts At Citi Field

The last few days of July will fill Flushing with music as a trio of the biggest concerts in New York City take place on Whale Watching consecutive days at Citi Field, the home of The New York Cruises Return Mets. July 28 brings a unique bill with Blink-182 and Linkin Park as co-headliners (special guests include Snoop Dogg), For Summer leading to two nights of The Classic East concerts: July 20 American Princess Cruises of Breezy Point features The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan, now offers whale watching and dolphin adventure cruises; these family themed events while July 30 offers Fleetwood Mac, Journey, and Earth, Wind are now in their seventh year. These animals & Fire. Tickets for the Classic East shows (available as single have been spotted in the waters of Rockaway, day or two-day tickets), as well as the July 28 double bill, are at Queens, and The American Princess cruises sets sail in search of them. Those participating are encouraged to bring cameras or video cameras. Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays through August 31; times are noon to 4 pm or 1 to 5 pm. Info: (718) 474-0555. The tours depart from Riis Landing, the Queens landmark located at the intersection of State Road and Heinzelman Road in Breezy Point.

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Gyros, Music, Games: Astoria Street Fairs For All Queens has been buzzing with street fairs this summer, and two popular ones are upcoming in the Astoria area: Four days (from July 28 through July 31) presented by St. Irene Chrysovalantou Church, running along 23rd Avenue from 36th Street, features Greek food and folklore dances as well as

children's rides and more attractions. July 31 brings The 30th Avenue Astoria Festival, running along 30th Avenue from 29th Street to Steinway Street from 11 am to 6 pm.

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Animaniacs Live

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Tilles Center, Greenvale July 15 at 7:30 PM (516) 299-2752 You may not have heard of them, but we'd bet your kids have: Animaniacs Live is a new live production bringing original show performers Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, and Jess Harnell together with Emmy-winning songwriter Randy Rogel to perform on stage, capturing the essence of the classic cartoon show that Steve Spielberg brought to the world. So how is that live recreations of the music from a “children’s show” is drawing standing ovations from full-grown adults all over the nation? There’s nothing else like this one – it’s defining its own style in a packed show biz world.

Kelli Barrett & Jerrod Spector

Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor July 17 at 8 PM (631) 725-9500 They're back, and they're established Long Island favorites based on their past appearances here: This pair of “Great White Way” superstars – now a real-life pair as husband and wife – will once again deliver their sometimes funny, sometimes poignant take on romance in a popular musical revue that recently scored a home run in Manhattan. Expect hits from both Broadway and beyond, and a whole lot of surprises.

Graham Nash

Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington July 22 at 8 PM Wait List: (516) 767-6444 A two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer returns to Long Island: Nash will perform songs from his outstanding newest album, This Path Tonight, as well as classics from throughout his career. Note: The Landmark On Main Street has reported this event has sold out; call the telephone number above if you'd like to be placed on the Landmark’s wait list.



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highly selective slate of new independent films will screen at the 22nd annual Stony Brook Film Festival from July 20 through 29 at Staller Center For The Arts at Stony Brook University. An array of filmmakers will attend the Festival to represent their films at screenings and “Q&As.” “U.S. premieres from Germany open and close the Festival,” said the Festival’s founder and director, Alan Inkles. “Both are entertaining and timely, and were chosen for their ability to bring in the widest possible audience since they are definite crowd pleasers. The opening night feature,

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Welcome To Germany (Willkommen bei den Hartmanns, from Picture Tree International, is a delightful comedy about politics, cultural identity, xenophobia, and family issues. Closing night’s feature, Text For You (SMS für Dich), is a romantic comedy directed, co-written and starring Karoline Herfurth ... It’s the perfect film to end our 10-day run.” Film passes are now on sale for $85, which

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We admit it: We presented previews focusing on highly hyped summer movies such as Baywatch, which was such a dog that even a genuine movie star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, couldn't save it; Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was about as exciting as an old Mr. Pibb bottle washing up at the beach; and The Founder, a truly great film that apparently nobody in the lower 48 took the time to see. After these disappointments, we truly want the the summer films to be good – if, for no other reason, they'll get us out of our stuffy hot apartments and into a rocker-recliner-seated mallplex to enjoy the air conditioning and the Jujubes. Here’s a pair that seem to be sliding just a bit under the radar: Rough Night (Columbia): This comedy seemed perfect, at least on its surface, as the press releases hit out desks: Stars Scarlett Johanssen (who really does need a break from all the sci-fi) and “Saturday Night Live's” Kate McKinnon work great together; after all, “ScarJo” has been one of the most entertaining hosts on “SNL” in recent years. The plot centers around five BFFs from college who get together after a decade apart for a wild bachelorette party, but – and this doesn't sound funny at all, at least when written – “their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper,” breathlessly

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includes 20 features and 16 shorts throughout 10 days. Each film is treated as a special event, with films shown on one of the region’s biggest screens in the Staller Center’s 1,000-seat Main Stage theatre. The complete schedule is online at To The Edge Of The Sky In addition to Text For You, a notable number of films in the Stony Brook lineup are by women filmmakers. Catherine Eaton is director, co-writer, producer, and the central actor in The Sounding a unique story about a woman who has chosen to remain silent for years and who suddenly begins to speak using only the words of Shakespeare. Others: Love Is Thicker Than Water from Mulholland Pictures, co-directed by Emily Harris (with Ate de Jong); Billy Joel: Menemsha Films’ The Fanny’s Journey Second by Lola Doillon, Act director and coOf writer, based on a Elliott true story of Murphy children escaping Nazis; Tonio is directed by Paula van der Oest, and was the Netherlands’ foreign-language Oscar submission this year Media

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Luna Films’ Little Wing by Selma Vilhunen; and From The Land Of The Moon, directed and cowritten by Nicole Garcia from IFC Films. The documentary Purple Dreams by director Joanne Hock, along with producer Robin Gray (a 1977 Stony Brook University alum) explores the story of the first high school permitted to perform the musical The Color Purple. The Stony Brook Film Festival will be the site of

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the U.S. premiere of the documentary The Second Act Of Elliott Murphy. Originally from Rockville Centre, Murphy was an up-and-coming singer/ songwriter who left for Paris three decades ago and who has become one of the most wellknown American rockers to tour regularly throughout Europe. The film follows his life on the road, and includes interviews with Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, who both count themselves among his fans. Murphy himself will be on hand to play a few tunes following his “Q&A.” In addition to films from 19 foreign countries, The Stony Brook Film Festival has more American Independent features and shorts this year than ever before. A total 15,000 tickets are expected to be sold this summer. For a full listing of films and the complete schedule for this year’s event, visit

Score (Gravitas Ventures, in limited release and available for order on iTunes): Most mallplex denizens seem to prefer steely robots and yellow Minions, but we insist that you take a trip to the smallest theater in your town to watch a documentary about the challenge of making music for motion pictures. The cast is a dream for anyone who has ever loved great

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Rough Night

reported that same press release. Uh ... yeah, that’s a sad, sorry scenario – yet, it all works passably, and we desperately needed Hollywood to issue at least one funny comedy film this year. Hey, it's Columbia, the studio that brought us The Three Stooges, right? We're also hoping that this may be the film that ushers the hilarious Long Island native McKinnon into the forefront as a film star – but even that comes with trepidation, as she's so amazingly good on “SNL” that we never want her to leave. Spoiler alert: Demi Moore, much in the new during the past few weeks, pops up in this one. Catch this one before it leaves.


soundtracks: Randy Newman, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Quincy Jones, John Williams, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, and more film music composers. To us, this type of thoughtful cinema surely beats watching a bunch of CGI robots endlessly crashing into each other.


weezil Zappa’s “50 Years of Frank Tour” has been such a smash (its already an established Long Island favorite based on past appearances here) that’s it’s been expanded into the summer and fall months – and the area stop will be Saturday, July 29 at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Tickets and information, and by all means, act fast: (631) 288-1500 is the box office number; the website is Before we get into more about the tour, a note for serious Zappa-ites: The annual Dweezilla Learn & Destroy Music Boot Camp is scheduled for July 24 through 27 at The Full Moon Resort in upstate Big Indian. Indeed, this could be your turn to play with the band; it’s oppen to all ages and

the same passion for guitar that his father did; his playing teases, expodes, rocks, soothes, and caresses the air depending on the song. It’s clear the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as the Zappa name continues to be associated with serious rock guitar that’s both indescribable and nonpareil. A final note: Dweezil Zappa & The Others of Intention is a PledgeMusic campaign to protect the name Dweezil’s father gave him. From Zappa himself: “Dweezil is currently in a legal fight with the Zappa Family Trust, against the proposed Federal Trademark of the surname Zappa. Incentives will include a new guitar album, limited edition art, t-shirts, custom pedals, and more.” Log on to; find him on Instagram and @DweezilZappa.

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instruments, with a new focus on ensemble playing (beyond Zappa music). All skill levels are welcome; log on to to get the scoop and try to shoehorn your way in for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Good Times attended one of the early dates on the current “50 Years Of Frank” tour, and we can inform you with certainty that the evening was unpredictable and whimsical, yet filled with stellar musicianship that lived up to the standards that Dweezil’s father, Frank Zappa, set for his music during his legendary career. The tour is now an evolving decade-plus project honoring the music of Frank Zappa: “My concern is to just be able to continue to enjoy the music, live within the music,

play the music, express that and allow new people to discover that in a live situation,” Dweezil Zappa told The Los Angeles Times. In that light, Dweezil has assembled one of the most musically gifted bands in the rock realm at present, featuring longtime compatriot Scheila Gonzalez on saxophones, keyboards and vocals; Kurt Morgan on bass and vocals; the remarkable David Luther, who performs on horns, guitars, and vocals; Ryan Brown on drums and vocals; Chris Norton on keyboards and vocals; and singer Cian Coey, who also tours with Meat Loaf and provides lead vocals on several songs. At the center of it all, of course, is Dweezil Zappa, who clearly has

ansas, which clearly ranks as among the small handful of the most successful progressive (and classic) touring groups of the rock era, returns to the area on Wednesday, July 26 at 8 pm as its “Leftoverture 40th Anniversary” tour touches down at The NYCB Theatre At Westbury. Celebrating 40 Tickets – including some particularly spectacular VIP packages that offer an array of goodies, meet & greets, and more once-in-a-lifetime thrills – can be yours via To learn more, call (516) 247-5200. Kansas direct: During the autumn of 2016, Kansas' newest album, The Prelude Implicit, burst onto the charts in a rather robust way, outpacing most groups of their era and re-establishing the band as a major force in rock circles. This area date is part of the expansion of the “Leftoverture” tour, where the legendary album will be performed. This tour showcases more than two hours of classic Kansas music, including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their most recent album. "We are having so much fun doing these

breakthrough album. The classic album (in the truest sense) peaked at #5 on Billboard's Album charts, and reached sextupleplatinum status with more than six million copies sold. The success never Years Of Carrying On At NYCB Theatre At Westbury wanes, and in fact, has 'Leftoverture 40th Anniversary' shows, we just accelerated: The Prelude Implicit, the band's want to keep doing them," said Kansas most recent album (released on September guitarist and original member Richard Williams. 23), marked Kansas' biggest-selling week in "We had no idea when we started doing these the Soundscan era, and the highest charting last fall that they would be so popular. release since Power (1986). The album When we first started discussing this concept, reached #14 on the Top 200 album chart, we were just hoping to be able to do 10 #41 on the Billboard 200, #5 for Rock Albums, of these type shows. We would not have #6 for Physical Albums, #17 on the Vinyl predicted we would end up doing nearly 70 Albums chart ,and more. The new album is of them. I can't think of a better way to now available wherever music is sold, in all wrap up 2017, before taking a break from music formats. the road at the beginning of 2018 to record More information on the tour and album is a new studio album." available at Additional VIP In 1976, Kansas released the album package information for stops on this tour is Leftoverture. Containing the million-selling available on the band's Facebook page, single "Carry On Wayward Son," along with "The Wall," "Miracles Out Of Nowhere," and "What's On My Mind," Leftoverture became the band's


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The New York Mets may not be “America’s team,” but they’re surely favorites of Blue Cross Blue Shield. As hard as it is to believe, Mets players are getting hurt at a faster rate than they were in either 2015 or 2016. Every

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starting pitcher – including Robert Gsellman, who has been mediocre this year and has been the latest to go down – has spent time on the disabled list, a key why the Mets will probably finish under .500 barring a miraculous second half. It wasn’t surprising that Zack Wheeler, who missed the last two years but had pitched decently for the first two months of 2017, would hit a wall in June. He got shelled in consecutive starts and failed to make it to the third inning in either one. Physicians determined that Wheeler was suffering from biceps tendinitis, and the Mets smartly placed him on the 10-day disabled list. What wasn’t smart was that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that Wheeler would miss one start. The right answer would have been: “We are not rushing Zack back. He’ll be back when we feel that he has both recovered and gotten proper rest.”

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LIYBT Crowns Champs: Jessica Pinelli and Adam Zimmerman were crowned champions at one of the final LIYBT tournaments of the season on May 21 at AMF Plainview Lanes. Scholarship winners (pictured): Handicap division: Jessica Pimelli $75, Sal Testa $50, Brian Becktold $40. Scratch Division: Adam Zimmerman $175, Michael Mirabile $125, Adam Glickman $100, Aaron Rice $65, Emily Cavanaugh $40, Carmelo Randazzo $35. Scratch Eliminator Juniors: Jon Zaoutis $16, Michael Mirabile $10, Connor Egan $6. The LIYBT's 25th season will kick off on September 24 with an adult/junior event at Farmingdale Lanes. Get all the info on the LIYBT app, or find them on Facebook. Get involved at Summer Scoring: There's still

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In contrast, The New York Yankees have people did not recognize him: “I was pretty incurred injuries but never try to rush their nervous, but the director talked me through it,” players back before they are ready. Shortstop said Judge. “Keeping a straight face wasn’t Didi Gregorius told me before a game a couple easy.” of weeks ago that management wanted to make sure that he did not come back until Didi he felt 100 percent right. It should also be Gregorius noted that Gary Sanchez, who also suffered a shoulder injury, only returned when he was good and ready. The biggest news, obviously, for the Yankees: Home run-hitting outfielder Aaron Judge is the real deal. He makes himself accessible to all media (and not just the media biggies) before a game. After he took batting practice before a game with The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, he signed countless autoZack graphs and Wheeler posed for photos with fans. Judge discussed his recent appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jettisoned New York Knicks head Phil Jimmy Fallon” in Jackson make the team’s first-round draft which he appeared choice guard Frank Ntilikina, who fans are in a sketch at obviously hoping turns out better than the last Bryant Park interguy the Knicks took in the first round from viewing fans about France in center Frederic Weis. In his what they thought of defense, 19-year-old Ntilikina has been playing him. Since he was top-level professional basketball in France for sitting down and the last two years, and displayed maturity wearing Clark Kent when meeting the media in New York during glasses, a lot of the NBA Draft. He’ll be surely compared to two plenty of league action taking place on the lanes during the summer months. Here's some honor scores from area bowling centers: Herrill Lanes, New Hyde Park (Survivor): Mike Vietri 278 and 764 series, Mike Gandarella 265, Lisa LaGuarino 203, JoAnne Perry 212, Karyn Deem 226. Other leagues: Frank Calca 269, J.J. Marotta 267. AMF Shirley Lanes: Mike McElleney 299; Thomas Diggs 289, Joseph Walsh 277, Liz Field 268, 228, 208. AMF Sheridan Lanes (Mineola): Nicole Meyers 236, 227, 215, Lorraine Morante 233, 212, Carly Licht 203, Gina Solamita 203, Laura Cestra 200, Michael Winkhart 299, Joe Tan 299, Sean Mott 290. It's easy to get your scores published in this column – just send them to us! Write to us at gtmag @, or call (516) 280-2100. Leagues and league bowlers are welcome to submit scores, photos, and notes about significant achievements. Raves For Ruiz: David Ruiz, a 20-year-old left-hander from Whitestone and a regular Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) competitor (pictured right), won his first title by defeating Paulo Martins of New York City 293235 on June 11 at Whitestone Lanes. Ruiz earned $1,000 for his victory, while Martins earned $500; rounding out the finalist were third place finisher Pedro Castro of Jamaica ($300) and fourth place bowler Gabriel Elie-Pierre of New York City ($250). June 25 at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park

saw Lenny Nguyen of Flushing emerge as the champion, taking home the $1,000 first prize ... Scott Kampf, 19, of Levittown outlasted a huge field on a quite brutal Kegel Turnpike pattern to win the title and the $3,000 first prize at the LIGBT’s Firecracker Classic during July 4 weekend at AMF Garden City Lanes. To view the final results of all events and to get a schedule of upcoming tourneys, log on to Time To Go Bowling: The PBA and Bowling Proprietors Association Of America have announced that will be the umbrella sponsor of the Go Bowling! PBA Tour between December 2017 and July 2018. The Go Bowling! PBA Tour will be

Photos: LIYBT winners courtesy LIYBT; LIGBT’s David Ruiz courtesy LIGBT

showcased on 18 ESPN telecasts, beginning with programming from the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IV in Reno in December, and extending through July 2018 to include five CBS Sports Network telecasts. Additionally, Tour will have a significant presence on at least eight PBA Xtra Frame Tour events in 2018 via PBA’s online bowling channel. Visit for more.

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point guards who the Knicks passed on: Dennis Smith from NC State and Malik Monk from Kentucky. Only time will tell whether The Brooklyn Nets did the right thing by trading Brook Lopez to The Los Angeles Lakers for D’Angelo Russell. The Nets did the right thing by thanking Lopez for his contributions to the team on their website. The center may have been the least appreciated athlete to ever play in the New York area; most of the teams that he played with were awful, and yet he never complained nor did he ever seek a trade. He was

always a go-to guy for the media and he never WFAN 660 AM commemorated its 30th lost his sunny disposition in spite of the fact anniversary with an all-day broadcast from that his team was often subpar, though no fault Grand Central Station. Among the FAN alums of his own. who called into Mike Francesa were Chris The first pick of the 2017 NBA Draft was “Mad Dog” Russo and cranky Don Imus. A tip guard Markelle Fultz, chosen by The of the hat to two terrific broadcasters – and Philadelphia 76ers. What isn’t well-known even better people – Steve Somers and Ed about him is that he wants to be a CPA after Coleman, who have been wih the station since his basketball career: “I have always had an “the FAN’s” inception. interest in personal finance,” he said. Fultz Craig Carton generated a bit of controversy noted that he would talk to team owner Jeff when he told Newsday’s Neil Best that Francesa has been mailing it in his final year Harris, a University of Pennsylvania alum, at WFAN. Carton has always seemingly about getting him into The Wharton School of resented that Francesa has never treated him Business so that he can take courses during or his partner, Boomer Esiason, with the the off-season. respect he gave to Imus. The player who drew the most media attention was Lonzo Ball, chosen second by the Lakers. Lonzo and his dad, the loud and boastful LaVar Ball, have started an apparel company, Big Baller Brand. “Being a big baller” is a mindset,” he said with a smile – yet the son’s smile disappeared when I asked him if his dad loved watching pro wrestling. “I never watched it. You’ll have to ask him if watched it,” he coolly replied. Clearly, LaVar’s shtick is right out of the WWE playbook – and not surprisingly, he and his family showed up on “WWE Monday Night Raw” recently. Lonzo also wasn’t happy when I asked him if his Big Baller Brand, whose sneakers begin at $495 and T-shirts at $50, would try to create merchandise with more reasonable price points. “We’re a premium product!” he replied, without elaborating on what made it Mike all qualify as “luxury.” Francesa

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Metal’s Legends Defy Time: Iron Maiden • Prudential Center • Newark, NJ

Iron Maiden paid a visit to this Garden State venue for an evening of metal madness on night three of its current North American tour. Opening with “If Eternity Should Fall” and “Speed Of Light” (killer tracks from their 2015 album, The Book Of Souls), lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson’s performance was nothing short of impressive; the rugged singer hit all the high notes while never missing a step, as fierce and powerful as ever. Fans got exactly what they wanted and deserved; favorites such as “The Trooper” brought the horns up into the air, just like old times. “Fear Of The Dark” and “Iron Maiden” closed out the set, but that wasn’t all she wrote – guitarists Dave, Janick, and Adrian shredded beautifully during “The Number Of The Beast” and “Blood Brothers,” and the group closed with “Wasted Years.” Iron Maiden truly lit up the stage on this evening, and those who were there were most likely awaiting the band’s next area performance during July at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. – Text and photos by Christopher Jon Smaragdas

Metallica • NYCB Live At Nassau Coliseum Uniondale

Longevity is not easy, particularly with rockers – but Metallica has found its own path to success over decades. Time brings strange bedfellows; on this evening, the group’s fan base was disparate. Fans of a myriad of ages walked the floor, not sure what to expect or even hope for, uneasy yet excited. No fear, people: Metallica delivered its usual electrifying rock show. They chose to skip some albums (Load, Reload, St. Anger, and Death Magnetic were ignored), but fans received “From Whom The Bell Tolls,” “Ride The Lightning,” and “Unforgiven” early in the night. A wealth of songs from their latest release, Hardwired … To Self Destruct, “Atlas Rise,” “Now That We’re Dead,” and “Moth Into Flame,” all lived up to the band’s legacy. The show was packed with high octane riffs and solos by guitarist Kurt Hammet; the ferocious growls of James Hetfield and heart-stopping crashes of Lars Ulrich’s cymbals were timeless. The fans got their fill: “One,” “Master Of Puppets,” “Fade To Black,” Seek And Destroy,” and the encore of “Nothing Else Matters” and “Enter Sandman,” delivering more long-lasting high engery than the Energizer Bunny could ever claim. – Text and photos by Christopher Jon Smaragdas

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Tuesday, July 11

Nassau Firefighters Park (Great Neck) Sugar & Spice Motown Group K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Original Music Showcase: The Lucky Ones / Black Bishop / Zestrove National Boulevard (Long Beach) Storytellers Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night / FiveStone Oyster Bay Brewing Company Bryce Larsen Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Open Mic Night With David Jon Paisley 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Night BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night With Jordan Miller Brown Bag Lunch Series At West Main Street (Kings Park) Jack’s Waterfall Dek's American Restaurant (Rocky Point) Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band East Quogue Village Green Fast Lane (Eagles Tribute) Gazebo At Nesconset Plaza That 70s Band Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Jam Night Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night Paramount (Huntington) The Wallflowers / Better Than Ezra Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughen Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Running Rampant / Sarah Conway & The Playful Souls

Your Guide To Local Events Lounge At The Space At Westbury Half Step (Grateful Dead Tribute) Montana Brothers (Freeport) Open Mic With Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Farmingdale Music On Main Paradise Studios (Massapequa) Open Jam & Networking Session Hosted By Ken Rodriguez & Bobby La Serra Piazza Ernesto Strada (Westbury) Fevah Reign Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker Reel (East Rockaway) Then & Now Tocolo Cantina (Garden City): Thursday Night Music Club Featuring Bryce Larsen Tropix (Freeport) Peat Moss & The Fertilizers

July 12 The Space At Westbury

Wednesday, July 12

Nassau Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Grand Boulevard (Long Beach) The Jersey Four (Four Seasons Tribute) Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Cover To Cover Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Shecky & The Twangtones / Shock Radar/ Taylor & The Ape K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Dressed To Kill (Kiss Tribute) Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Vintage Bliss (Motown Tribute) MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Wonderous Stories Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) The Moody Blues Old Westbury Gardens Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s Space At Westbury Theater Lake Circle Drive / Lawrence Sunset Grill (Seaford) Open Jam Tropix (Freeport) Guilty Pleasures Suffolk Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza (Bohemia) Bryce Larsen Bobbique (Patchogue) Jam Night With Bobby Nathan BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington) Open Mic With Toby Tobias Harborfront Park (Port Jefferson) Eastbound Freight Joe's Garage & Grill (Riverhead) Open Mic John Scott’s Surf Shack (Westhampton Beach) Bryce Larsen Katie's Of Smithtown: Vox Populi Open Mic Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Country Night M.J. Dowling's Steakhouse & Tavern (Sag Harbor) Jam Night Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Rock & Roll Brewing Company Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic With Johnny B. Tanner Park (Copiague) Completely Unchained Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville): Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) Bill Heller

Thursday, July 13 Nassau Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) A Witch's Brew Hub (Island Park) Open Mic With Benoir Hudson's Mill (Massapequa) Live Music Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) The Grand Central K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / FM (Steely Dan Tribute)

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Boys Of Summer Tour 2017 Amityville Music Hall Havok / Extinction Ad / Ememy Of The State / Carcosa Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Bistro 72 (Riverhead) East End Trio Crooked Rail (Northport) Tommy Hellbent & Friends Electric/Acoustic Rock & Roll Open Mic & Jam / Ladies Night Harborfront Park (Port Jefferson) Billboard Live Heckscher Park (Huntington) Sherman Holmes Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Peter Kletchka “Uncle Petey” Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Chain Reaction Primi Italian Steakhouse (West Islip) Brian McGeough Revolution (Amityville) TesseracT / Astronoid / Lillake / Ollocs Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Been There Done That Shorefront Park (Patchogue) Great South Bay Music Festival: Taking Back Sunday / New Found Glory / Saves The Day Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Joan Osborne / Brian Dunn / Panic Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) The Trammps Treme (Islip) Los Sobrasura

Friday, July 14

Nassau Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) 1980s Tribute Band Glen Cove Village Square Misty Mountain (Led Zeppelin Tribute) / Kamellot Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Jetstream Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Decadia K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) / The Doobie Others (Doobie Brothers Tribute) MaliBlue (Lido Beach) MaliBlue Reunion Memories 2 (Williston Park) Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Penny Lane Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Stiffler's Mom / Evolution (Journey Tribute) Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Lady Antebellum / Kelsea Ballerini / Brett Young Nutty Irishman (Farmingale) Fast Five / Any Way You Want It (Journey Tribute) Reel (East Rockaway) Streetfighter (Rolling Stones Tribute) Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Dead Sage Sunset Grill (Seaford) Generations Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Eric Semo

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) 100 Proof (Def Leppard Tribute) / Outlaw Rockers / Heartbreaker Amityville Music Hall Have Mercy Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Gail Storm Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music

Calendar BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Yankee Rebel / Acoustic Danny Heckscher Park (Huntington) Sol y Sombra Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) DJ Epic Moonchaser Boat Cruise The Electric Dudes Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Bobby Messano Nicky's By The Bay (Bay Shore) J Haus Band Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Gabralator / Wild Honey Paramount (Huntington) Murray & Peter Presents War On The Catwalk Revolution (Amityville) Negative Approach Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Uppercut Russ Savatt Park (Kings Park) Stagecoach Shorefront Park (Patchogue) Great South Bay Music Festival: 311 / The Wailers / Nonstop To Cairo / Brook Moriber / Samurai Pizza Cats Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Rhett Miller / Hot Lava Tanner Park (Copiague) The Lords Of 52nd Street Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Ghost Of Jim Morrison (Doors Tribute) Treme (Islip) The Next Level Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center The Fab Faux

Saturday, July 15

Nassau D.F. Meadows (East Meadow) Live Music Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) FDR Drive K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The GTB Band / The Thirsty Dogs Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Billy Mira & The Hitmen / The Belairs Madison Theater at Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Nassau’s Got Talent MaliBlue (Lido Beach) 45 RPM Memories 2 (Williston Park) Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Steel Reserve / Psychonaut Underground / Almost Aimless / Red Arkade / The Old Ironsides / The Martians / The McGunks / Flake Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) 12X Planting Fields Aboretum (Oyster Bay) Acoustically Correct Trio Reel (East Rockaway) The Rod Stewart Experience (Rod Stewart Tribute) Still Partners (Sea Cliff) The Joni Mitchell Project Sun & Surf Beach Club (Atlantic Beach) Beatles Acoustic Quartet Sunset Grill (Seaford) Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tribute) Swing The Teapot (Floral Park)

Your Guide To Local Events The Chuck Lambert Band

Sunday, July 16

Benatar Featuring Amber Ferrari July 16 Theatre Three (Port Jefferson)

Tribute) Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show

NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Mali Music Blue Note (NYC) Ron Carter City Winery (NYC) Masta Killa Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Beres Hammond / Marcia Griffiths / Third World Forest Hills Stadium My Morning Jacket / Gary Clark Jr. Jazz Standard (NYC) Conrad Herwig Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Jessie’s Girl Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach)

Nassau City Cellar (Westbury) Live Jazz Brunch Connoly Station (Malverne) Live Irish Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Live Dinner Music Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Reflex K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Live Latin Music MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Mystic Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Live Music Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) St. Frances De Chantal Fundraiser For Its Capital Renovation Campaign: Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Old Westbury Gardens The McCarron Brothers Reel (East Rockaway) Fools For Kings Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Keep Flying / Shorebreak / Eternal Boy / Megaweapon / Giants At Large / Check Engine Light / The Cavalry Is Us / Table Talk / Bloom Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Robert Bruey Carney's (Amityville) Brian McGeough

Davis Park (Patchogue) Hot Date Flynn’s (Fire Island) King Wellington & The Earth People’s Band Heckscher Park (Huntington) Briga Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Three's Accompany North Hempstead Beach Park (Port Washington) Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash Tribute) Northport Harbor Park East Side Rodeo / Sandy & Steve Edwards Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Nxt Level / Latinology Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam Night Revolution (Amityville) Girls Night Out: The Show Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Shorefront Park (Patchogue) Great South Bay Music Festival: Eddie Money / Poco / Dave Mason / The Zombies / Jesse Colin Young / Imagination Movers / Aztec Two-Step / Pete Mancini / Memphis Crawl Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Third World Treme (Islip) Gravity Jazz Village Green (Stony Brook) Just Sixties / Makayla Connolly Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Aaron Tveit NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Raekwon

The Mike Barry Band

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Dear Prudence (Beatles Tribute) / Mr. Scary (Lynch Mob & Dokken Tribute) / Babylon Band Amityville Music Hall Robbie Rosen / Alessandra Guercio / Julia Lambert / Kiara Stefandel / Anthony Bieler / Alexa Lauri / Ghazal Mizrahi Bar Louie (Commack) Petey Mix Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Jeff LeBlanc Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) 1984 Flynn’s (Fire Island) All-Female DJ Festival Heckscher Park (Huntington) Jay Armstrong Johnson House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Rael (Genesis Tribute) / Ameri-Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute) Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Manorhaven Beach Park (Port Washington) Broken Road (Rascal Flatts Tribute) Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) The Bob & Tony Band Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) 4 Shades Of Gray Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) School Of Rock / Rewind Paramount (Huntington) Buckcherry Revolution (Amityville) Anaka Ristegio's Restaurant (North Patchogue) 20 Highview Shorefront Park (Patchogue) Great South Bay Music Festival: Gov't Mule / G. Love & Special Sauce / Rusted Root Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Lead Of Foxes / Hello Brooklyn Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) The Capris / The Belmonts Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Benatar Featuring Amber Ferrari (Pat Benatar Tribute) Treme (Islip) Cold Spring Harbor (Billy Joel

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Calendar Blue Note (NYC) Ron Carter City Winery (NYC) Max Weinberg's Jukebox Diving Bell (Sunnyside) Open Mic With Anthony Gibney Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria) Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls Jazz Standard (NYC) Conrad Herwig / Gabrielle Stravelli Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Mike Tedesco

Monday, July 17

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Industry Night Edwards Boulevard (Long Beach) Endless Summer (Beach Boys Tribute) Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) Harry Chapin Tribute Concert Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport)

Your Guide To Local Events Tooty & The Brother Pluckers K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione Mary Jane Davies Green (Manhasset) Penny Lane (Beatles Tribute) 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 Tapings Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Davis Park Casino (Patchogue) Naked Truth Montauk Village Green The Ray Red Band Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Monsoon Monday: Tommy Bruno Shandon Court (East Islip): Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean

Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic Tap And Barrell (Smithtown) Blues Jam Trifecta Lounge (Copiague): The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music

Tuesday, July 18

Nassau Clark Botanic Garden (Albertson) David Sear/ Tom Chapin Firefighters Park (Great Neck) Seven Bridges Road Band National Boulevard (Long Beach) Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute) Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night / Whiskey Road NYCB Theatre At Westbury Children's Theater: Cinderella Oyster Bay Brewing Company Bryce Larsen K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Songwriters Roundtable & All-Original Open Mic Hosted by 42nd & Nelson Tropix (Freeport) DJ Cowboy Ben-E Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Night 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 East Quogue Village Green Motown Band Gazebo at Nesconset Plaza The Stanton Anderson Band Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The People's Open Mic Heckscher Park (Huntington) Huntington Community Band Brown Bag Lunch Series At West Main Street (Kings Park) The Steve Salerno Trio Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) The Twisted Circus O Solo Mio (Stony Brook) Phyllis Tagg Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Hello

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Brooklyn / Mac Ayres Tap And Barrel (Smithtown) Jazz Jam Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno

Wednesday, July 19

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Live Music 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 Grand Boulevard (Long Beach) Sixgun Country Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) FiveStone Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Country Music Originals Night Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Little Red Men / Newborn / Iridesense K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Blue Velvo / Tao Jones MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Wonderous Stories Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Incubus / Jimmy Eat World / Judah & The Lion Old Westbury Gardens Dr. Zsa's Powdered Zydeco Band Reel (East Rockaway) Phil Smith / The 90s Band Unplugged Suite 1828 (Merrick) Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Tropix (Freeport) The Vibe Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Hunks All-Male Revue Bobbique (Patchogue) Jam Night With Bobby Nathan BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington) Open Mic With Toby Tobias Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band

Calendar Harborfront Park (Port Jefferson) Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks John Scott’s Surf Shack (Westhampton Beach) Bryce Larsen Katie's Of Smithtown: Open Mic Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Country Night Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Rewind Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Night Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) The Complete Unknowns Tanner Park (Copiague) Strawberry Fields Treme (Islip) The Swing Sessions With Dudley Salmon

Thursday, July 20

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Jazz & Sushi Night Althouse 1848 (East Rockaway) Live Music Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Live Music Craft Kitchen & Tap House (Lynbrook) Thursday Night Live Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) A Witch's Brew Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Salsa Night Hudson's Mill (Massapequa) Live Music Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Wonderous Stories Hub (Island Park) Open Mic With Benoir K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Live Music Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Live Music Lincoln Boulevard (Long Beach) The New York Rat Pack & Friends Living Room (Bethpage) R&B After-Work Party Lounge At The Space At Westbury Iridesense Mesita (Rockville Centre) Latin Pulse Thursdays Montana Brothers (Freeport) Open Mic With Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Foreigner / Cheap Trick / Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience Paradise Studios (Massapequa) Open Jam & Networking Session Hosted By Ken Rodriguez

Your Guide To Local Events & Bobby La Serra Piazza Ernesto Strada (Westbury) T he Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker Reel (East Rockaway) Permission To Launch Space At Westbury Theater Cracker / Soul Asylum Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Soleo Sunset Grill (Seaford) The Big Bay Band Tocolo Cantina (Garden City) Thursday Night Music Club Featuring Bryce Larsen Tropix (Freeport) 45 RPM Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Vista / Scarabino / Divide By Zero / Psycho Hill Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Crooked Rail (Northport) Tommy Hellbent & Friends Electric/Acoustic Rock & Roll Open Mic & Jam / Ladies Night Deks American Bar & Restaurant (Rocky Point) Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Frank O'Brien & Tim Givens Harborfront Park (Port Jefferson) Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) Heckscher Park (Huntington) Chieli Minucci & Special EFX Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Scott Of Spinning In Infinity Niesen 347 (Saint James) Nisen 347 Thursdays Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Superbad Ristegio's Restaurant (North Patchogue) Rubber Soul Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Pure Prairie League / The Complete Unknowns Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Treme (Islip) Live Music NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) The Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson Blue Note (NYC) The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band City Winery (NYC) Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools

Jazz Standard (NYC) Ben Allison & Think Free Lovecraft Stage 1 (NYC) Steel Wolf

Friday, July 21

Nassau Captain Lou Fleet (Freeport) Battle Of Los Angeles (Rage Against The Machine) / Schism (Tool Tribute) / Sin (Nine Inch Nails Tribute) / Rico & The Rebels / DJ Siren Caracara (Farmingdale) The Electric Dudes Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Live Music Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute) Glen Cove Village Square Soul Sound Revue Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Pep & The Soul Explosion K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Uppercut / VOR (Victims Of Rock) Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Live Music Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) 21 Highview / Samurai Pizza Cats Living Room (Bethpage) Classic Fridays Luxor (Hicksville) Live Music MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Legendary Murphys Memories 2 (Williston Park) Live Music Michael's Porthole (East Rockaway) Live Music Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Larger Than Life (Boy Band Tribute): Hosted By Joey Fatone Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Bearchild Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Chris Stapleton Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) All The Blink Things / Nicolls Road Reel (East Rockaway) Wonderous Stories Space At Westbury Theater Los Lonely Boys Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Sailin' Shoes (Little Feat Tribute) Sunset Grill (Seaford) The Revelators

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Love Hate Love / Jesus Christ Pose / Schism Amityville Music Hall Recip3 / The Dirty Vice Band / Aqua Cherry / The Burbs /

The Zebulonites Backstage Pass (Ronkonkoma) Live Music Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Dinny Keg Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Acoustic Danny Heckscher Park (Huntington) Kenny Garrett Quintet / Kelly Younger Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Generations Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) The Byrne Unit Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Crush Paramount (Huntington) Voyage (Journey Tribute) Revolution (Amityville) Leeway NYC Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Soul Purpose Russ Savatt Park (Kings Park) Harper's Ferry Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Martin Sexton / Rubix Cube Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Live Comedy: Carol Siskind / Mark Schiff / Cathy Ladman / John Caponera Tanner Park (Copiague) Gloria Gaynor Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) BeatleMania Now Treme (Islip) Roots Foundation Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Peter Rivera Blue Note (NYC) The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band City Winery (NYC) Early Elton (Elton John Tribute) Jazz Standard (NYC) Ben Allison & Think Free Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air

Saturday, July 22 Nassau Althouse 1828 (East Rockaway): Live Music Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Live DJs Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Last Exit (Pearl Jam Tribute) / Let Love Rule (Lenny Kravitz Tribute) Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Half Step (Grateful

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Calendar Dead Tribute) / Tiger Rose (Jerry Garcia Tribute) Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Graham Nash MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Disco Unlimited Memories 2 (Williston Park) Live Music Micky Mo's Cafe & Lounge (Lynbrook) Live Music MP Taverna (Roslyn) Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Chuck Mosley Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Dokken / Spread Eagle Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Muse Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) The Hey Nows NYCB Theater At Westbury Vic DiBitetto Reel (East Rockaway) Modern Justice Space At Westbury Theater Memphis Crawl / Robert Randolph & The Family Band Still Partners (Sea Cliff) First Raitt: Allison Gordon Sunset Grill (Seaford) The Haks Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Rockitz

Your Guide To Local Events Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) LSE Presents Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Bruce MacDonaldDavis Park Casino (Patchogue) Soul Junkies Flynn’s (Fire Island) King Wellington & The Earth People’s Band Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Tommy Duck North Hempstead Beach Park (Port Washington) 45 RPM Northport Harbor Park Toby Tobias Ensemble Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Groove Daddy / Copy Cat Paramount (Huntington) The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / The Scofflaws Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam Night Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools / U.R.I.: Under The Rasta Influence Treme (Islip) The Brian Campbell Quartet

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Jehry Robinson / Kerry Wicks / Kent Lucas Amityville Music Hall Bad Rabbits Bar Louie (Commack) Ryan Dobby Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Jon & Krista (Of Miles To Dayton) Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Nick Fradiani Iridesence BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music July 18 Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Jones Beach Live Music Bandshell Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music Village Green (Stony Brook) The Precisions / Heckscher Park (Huntington) Jessica Nunez Turtle Island Quartet Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Live Breakfast House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Live Music Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Mirabelle Tavern (Stony Brook) Live Music Chris Botti Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) The Johnny Mac Band NYC/Queens Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Jet Stream B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Ramin Karimloo Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Blue Note (NYC) The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band The Joe Bayer Band / Fast Five City Winery (NYC) Toad The Wet Sprocket Revolution (Amityville) Diving Bell (Sunnyside): Open Mic w/Anthony Testify (Rage Against The Machine Tribute) Gibney Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Wendy Somethin' Fresh Williams All White Mixtape Beach Party: Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Volume 1: Fat Joe / Remy Ma / M.O.P. / Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Naughty By Nature / Big Daddy Kane / Charly LHT / Ben Langer / Ransom Pier Black Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Don McLean Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria): Bluegrass Jam Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of (Head Of The Harbor): Live Jazz Moonshine Falls Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Fast Lane Jazz Standard (NYC) Christian Sands Trio (Eagles Tribute) Sugarbowl (Breezy Point) The Electrix Treme (Islip) Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) KT Connection John Restrepo & Gary Henderson Octet Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Trevor Noah Nassau

Monday, July 24

NYC/Queens B.B. King’s (NYC) Raheem DeVaughn & Wes Felton Blue Note (NYC) The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Feinstein's 54 Below (NYC) City Winery (NYC) The Weight Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Robbie Dupree / Matthew Wilder / Player Featuring Peter Beckett / Looking Glass Featuring Elliot Lurie Gin Fizz Harlem Ms. Bluntler Jazz Standard (NYC) Ben Allison & Think Free Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Jessie’s Girl Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Cool Hand Lou & The Downtown Daddy-Os

Sunday, July 23

Nassau City Cellar (Westbury) Live Jazz Brunch Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Live Dinner Music Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Reflex Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Live Latin Music K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Sunday Open Jam MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Mystic Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Live Music Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Boston

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Edwards Boulevard (Long Beach) A Current Affair & Guests Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Al Smith K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione Mary Jane Davies Green (Manhasset) Jammin' With You

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 Davis Park Casino (Patchogue) Drop Dead Sexy Montauk Village Green Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks 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 Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic / East End Music Masters: Bakithi Kumalo Tap And Barrel (Smithtown) Blues Jam Trifecta Lounge (Copiague) The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Open Mic Night With Kenn Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Craig Ferguson


Pete Mancini

Foothill Freeway Paradiddle Records Pete Mancini, the frontman of area Americana stars Butchers Blind, steps out on his own with this 10-track new album, a rootsy yet entirely fresh collection that brings surprises with every cut. Mancini, who has never been in better voice, is backed by a stellar collection of area and national musicians on this disc, including Iain Matthews, Buddy Woodward, Cassandra House, Skip Krevens, Russ Seeger, and other artists. Produced by Mancini himself with engineering and mixing provided by Paradiddle's Bill Herman, this album is both an homage to past greats such as The Byrds (“Sweethearts Of The Rodeo,” written by Seeger and Gary Grant, is indeed an homage to the Gram


Half Step The Lounge At The Space At Westbury July 13 at 8 pm (516) 283-5566 One thing we’re quite certain about the early summer of 2017: Half Step is as hot as a band can get. Performing everywhere from clubs to the area’s biggest theaters, they continue bringing fans the sounds of The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and all of the members both new and old of the classic Californiabased jam band.

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cover art should be a hint to the mood and flavor of “Wall Street,” “Almost Off The Hook,” and the other tracks. To Obtain The Album: Download MP3s at iTunes, ReverbNation, CDBaby, and most e-tailers; CDs are available through eBay (seller ID: BruceHitman).

We Are One Independent

How Much More? Guerrila Records

The Bruce Of Windsor Project III

The Ivory Tower Project

Bruce David Loeffert teams up with another veteran area musician, Lou Kouvaris, to launch the newest version of The Bruce Of Windsor Project, offering nine new tunes that keep up with the tradition of the past pair of BOWP albums. A huge cast of guests performs on this recording (Ivery Bell, Steve Interrante, Kenny Hendricks, Ron Zabrocki, among other famous local names), which give the entire disc a “concept album” feel, something that's now a Loeffert trademark. This is serious rock in the traditional sense, with a serious theme interspersed throughout – the money motif of the

Area music fans, particularly those who have been around the block, are abuzz over the release of this album, featring a group that's been part of the scene for decades. The new album How Much More?, has been released by Farmingdale's Guerrilla Records; comprised of Mark Regula and Tony Novarro, this is an ambitious rock album with overtones of the classic period of the 1970s and 1980s. These area musicians are obviously beyond serious: From the cover art to the original songwriting to the sonics, this is as close to major label quality as an area release ever gets. To Obtain The Album: The new disc, as well as downloads, are now available via and CDBaby; learn more at

Roots Foundation Treme, Islip July 21 at 8 PM (631) 277-2008 “Playing reggae music to a crowd and getting it to dance to the vibes.” That's the simple credo of the nine-piece Roots Foundation, which also performs rock and roots in one of the most authentic presentations in the region. If you're looking for non-stop smooth groove, this is the group for you.

Dressed To Kill (Kiss Tribute) K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore July 12 at 7:30 PM • (516) 804-9925 Get out your greasepaint – Dressed To Kill is comprised of four veteran Queens musicians who are huge fans of the legendary trailblazing gimmick rockers Kiss, and they continue to perform “Rock & Roll All Night,” “Beth,” “I Was Made For Lovin' You,” and all the other hits. Good Times Magazine - July 11 - 24, 2017 • 15


Nonstop To Cairo

Non-stop is right: One of the area's gems is the unique, skainfluenced Nonstop To Cairo, former winners of The Long Island Music Festival who now are touring both near and far to packed houses of fans. They've got a busy summer on their schedule; they'll be headlining the Glen Cove Summer Sounds Series on Friday, July 28 at 7:30 at The Glen Cove Village Square. They're touring in support of their new album, Dabble Heavy, recorded with their friend and producer Tom Stiegler of BlokHed Studios, one of the area's most trusted names in sound. “Together, they were dedicated bringing a classic album to their fans and the world at large,” said the band – Andrew Joseph (tenor saxophone), Alex Turner (drums),

Matt Ezzo (bass), Nick Diamond (guitar, vocals), and August Harris (vocals) – in a press release. “The album has been a two year process of refining their sound to capture the full essence of who they are as a band and the message they want to convey.” The studio seemed like a logical choice for such an original and diverse band: From hip hop to rock to blues to anything in between, Tom Stiegler and his Deer Park studio have been on

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At Audio Workstations

and most other music e-tailers. Big news from Sabella Studios in Roslyn Heights: MJT stopped by following a recent tour; their new album, recorded at Sabella Studios by Will Harris, is The World Is A Broken Toy. Also working at Sabella is the amazing – and only 15-year-old – Celia Spero, who is working with producer R.J. Bucaria. To see and hear how talented this young singer is, check out her performance of “With You” at Vimeo. Eve Minor's career continues to get hotter by the moment: Her Sabella-produced song, “Last Day Here (featuring deM atlaS)” was recently featured on the Live In Limbo website (,

and her delightfully NSFW music videos for “Piggy Bank” and “OMG” are YouTube hits. To check out Ms. Minor, log on to Freya Wilcox & The Howl, Sabella regulars, were slated to have their new album, Tooth & Nail, hit stores by the time you read this; we'll have more on that new effort in our next edition. To learn how you become the next artist or band to break big after working with the team at Sabella Studios, call (516) 484-0862. Audio Workstations Inc. in Islandia seems to have become a musician's choice in recent times, and for good reason: It's a serious workplace for audio professionals. It's a revolutionary concept; the company's services include membership for audio engineers and producers; weekly studio access; and the ability for studios pros to set their own session rates.

Workstations Inc. all over social “Our purpose is to provide the media as well. audio professional with regular, Bellmore's Dream Recording part-time access to an office space Studios has posted some highly that is in fact a commercial recordenjoyable in-studio videos on ing studio equipped with respected YouTube, featuring an array of audio gear, and yet priced at an some the area's top artists, affordable rate,” states the compaincluding Miles To Dayton, jam ny. “This allows the modern-day master Dud Music, Gabrielle Ross, audio and music professional to Quarter Horse, and other operate their business privately, musicians. Simply look for “Dream professionally, and profitably.” Recording Studios” at YouTube; It's truly run by engineers for learn more about Dream at engineers: Founders John Jerome (516) 409-1818. and Matthew Einsidler of Audio Beneath The Sun in Hicksville Workstations both come from a continues to be a hotbed of rock & background in freelance recording, roll; plying their trades there of late audio education, and studio manwith Mick James and the crew there agement. Noticing a lack of availhave been The Turntables, Grimm able (meaning modern yet affordJack, Alice in Chains tribute Love able) recording studio space, they Hate Love, Rude Mood, and more. saw a need for a studio that would Tours of this still-new studio are be the perfect middle ground available; contact James and his between the existing options of working from a home studio and the crew at (631) 882-1327. traditional large format commercial studios. Learn more by calling Audio Workstations at (516) 448-2066. By all means, check out the video clip on their site (and at YouTube) detailing how you can lock in your reliable freelance schedule. The Turntables Find Audio

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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 (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)


Los Lonely Boys The Space At Westbury Theater July 21 at 8 PM (800) 745-3000 A few years back, the soulful Texasbased blues/R&B/ rock trio of the Garza Brothers penned the ultimate summer song in “How Far Is Heaven,” and they've never looked back. Marking their third Space appearance, this ever-energetic triumvirate of seasoned musicians manages to please fans of blues, soul, R&B, ballads, and old-fashioned rock on every tour stop they make.

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Make Your Plans Now For These Huge Events Craig Ferguson The Paramount, Huntington July 25 At 8 PM (631) 673-7300 He's been a master of late night talk shows, game shows, “The Drew Carey Show,” and even a series on The History Channel – now Ferguson returns to his first love: live standup comedy. Make your plans quickly for what's sure to be one of the most talked-about comedy events of the summer.

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Classic Albums Live: The 50th Anniversary Of Jimi Hendrix' Are You Experienced NYCB Theatre At Westbury July 21 At 8 PM • (516) 334-0800 A tribute in the best way: Fine musicians performing great albums of rock history – no gimmicks, no costumes, no nonsense. Hendrix is recaptured by Craig Martin and his amazing team of seasoned pros, who love the legendary guitarist as much as you do. much

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Arts Announcements

Aladdin & The Lamp; (631) 928-9202 Long Island's longestrunning improv show rolls on with new laughs each week. 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.

Art Elemental Light Exhibit Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue Through July 30; (631) 734-8545 Juried by Lisa Chalif, curator of The Heckscher Museum of Art, photographs by 30 national artists have been selected for this exhibition, including works Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Yuki Abiko, Cindy Grimm, John Williams, and more.

Books Allison Kugel Book Revue, Huntington July 24 at 7 pm; (631) 271-1442; The journalist and Long Island author will speak and sign her new memoir, Journaling Fame: A Memoir Of A Life Unhinged And On The Record (above).

Dean Karahalis & The FTC Concert Pops Orchestra Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, Dix Hills July 13 at 7:30 pm;; (631) 656-2110 An evening of classic songs Dean from legendary Karahalis motion pictures, Broadway, and more. 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. Theater Children's Theatre Series NYCB Theatre At Westbury Throughout summer, Tuesdays at 11 am;; (516) 247-5200 The popular annual children's show series kicks off on July 18 with Cinderella, followed by You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (July 25) and Shrek: The Musical (August 1)

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Studio Theatre will Friday Night Face-Off present the first production of a new play about Brian, Ed, and Sue Ann Dennehy, actors who have all performed on this stage; Ed and Sue Ann’s life stores are presented as a tribute. Aladdin & The Lamp Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Through August 10; (631) 9289100; This classic children's tale comes to life with an array of perfomances on this famed stage. Saturday Night Fever: The Musical Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM

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The Mel Brooks musical stomps onto the stage once again, moving from BroadHollow's East Islip stage to this popular Elmont venue. Grease John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Through August 27; (631) 2612900; Engeman Theatre: The rockin' classic that includes the hit songs “You’re The One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” and “Hopelessly Devoted To You.” Hair Merrick Theatre Through July 16; (516) 868-6400 The pop culture sensation that spawned hit after hit; for mature audiences.

Peforming Arts Center, Oakdale July 22 through August 15; (631) 218-2100; The stage adaptation of the hit film. Young Frankenstein Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts Through August 20;; (631) 724-3700 The stage adaptation of one of Mel Brook's funniest films.

On The Town Gateway Playhouse, Bellport Through July 15; (631) 286-1133 This production of the musical features film and TV star Nick Adams (pictured below) as Gabey. Hairspray Showplace At Bellmore Movies July 23 at 2 pm; (516) 599-6870 Plaza Theatrical Productions: The Broadway musical comedy classic.

The Little Mermaid Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City July 15 through 23;; (516) 599-6870; This children's classic is the latest offering of Plaza Theatrical Productions. Young Frankenstein Broadhollow Theater, Elmont Through July 23; (516) 775-4420; BroadHollow Theatre Company:

Nick Adams

WHEELS & DEALS Jazz & A Whole Lot More: Coltrane Day Returns To Huntington Village The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills will present the third annual “Coltrane Day” on Saturday, July 22 beginning at 2 pm. Once again, the event is an all-day, family friendly festival of live music and music workshops in Heckscher Park. “Building Community Through Music” and “The Creative Force” are this year’s themes, as the event celebrates the legacies of music giants John and Alice Coltrane, who lived in Dix Hills. The Festival will host workshops, master classes, community jams, and a lot of live music; jazz, funk, blues, hip hop, gospel, electronica, and jam band will be featured. Headliners include Charles Neville and saxophonist Kenny Garrett; one of the world's finest harpists, Brandee Younger (right); Upright Man; Matt Garrison; and more artists. More information: coltraneday2017, or find the event on Facebook.

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LI’S Raffaela To Star In New Film Following the release of her single, “Hurricane,” it was announced that actress and singer/songwriter Raffaela – born in Smithtown and raised in Sayville – will star in a new film, Reach, which will also star Garrett Clayton and Joey Bragg; the movie is from production companies Cappricielli Productions and Autumn Bailey Entertainment. Raffaela’s newest song, “I Love Me,” will also be BayJam 2017: The Party Boat Sails On featured and Rock me on the water: The Moon Chaser Party Boat has an array of music cruises lined up released this summer, all sailing out of Captree State Park in Babylon. The next event: One of Long simultaneously Island's most popular bands, The Electric Dudes, on July 14. Get all the information at with the film’s, or call (631) 265-1848. release. The Moon Chaser also offers dinner cruises to Flynn's Fire Island, where live music is Raffaela’s usually on the schedule throughout the entire summer. Trips to Flynn’s sail from July 5 other recent thru August acting credits The Electric Dudes 31 every include The Tuesday, Bandit Hound Wednesday, (starring Judd and Nelson, Thursday, Cathryn Bell, Lou Ferrigno), and Taking A Chance On Love, which departing she wrote herself. It was nominated for Best Short Film at Dances Captree With Kidz, and received honorary mention at The Hollywood & Vine State Park Film Festival. at 7 pm. Learn more at, or find her on Facebook. LI's Got Talent: Are You The Next Winner? The Maria SS. Dell'Assunta Society of Westbury will host its annual “Long Island's Got Talent” on Monday, August 14. Those participating will have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience, as well a chance to earn cash prizes: The first place winner receives $100, with the second and third place winners receiving $75 and $50, respectively. Registration is limited to 20 applicants, and all must register; for more information, call Mary Ann DiGuiseppi at (631) 320-0682.

Empire State Fair: Come One, Come All To Coliseum The Empire State Fair will debut at NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum from July 20 through 30. The 11-day event will feature a wealth of free entertainment, including live stage shows and concerts by local musicians, hypnotist Steve Bayner, The All-American Thrill Show, and the popular “racing pigs.” The Fair Midway will feature more than 50 rides and attractions, a Kiddieland, a portable Ferris wheel from Holland, games, and food from traditional to modern fare. Tickets to Empire State Fair can be purchased in person at the Ticketmaster Box Office at the Coliseum. Visit for discounts and info.

More Free Summer Concerts: A Sizzling Series In Village Of Great Neck

Area music fans can add this series to our report in our last issue on Long Island’s array of free area outdoor concerts: The Village Of Great Neck Plaza is in the midst of presenting an 11-concert series of free music shows, presented each Tuesday night at 8 pm under the stars in Firefighters Park (in case of inclimate weather, the rain venue is The Great Neck Social Center, located at 80 Grace Avenue). Upcoming on the schedule: July 11 brings Sugar & Spice (left), performing an array of Motown hits; July 18 features the cover band Seven Bridges Road. More: The regionally touring Beatles tribute band The Liverpool Shuffle (above) peforms on July 25; Irish music with The McLean Avenue Band on August 10; classic rock of the 1960s is offered by Dunster Road on August 8; Dr. Pam Levy, one of the area’s leading fine music experts, presents “Opera Under The Stars” on August 15; swing and big band memories fill the night air with Phil Costa & The Something Special Big Band on August 22, and Mediterranean sounds will be served up by Ricky Pen on August 29, which serves as the 2017 series’ finale. For more information, call the Village Hall at (516) 482-4500.

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An In-Depth Look At The Hottest Area Artists

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Who: The 60s Invasion currently ranks one of the hottest bands on the Long Island scene, and it’s in no small thanks to their amazing set lists. This big multi-genre group doesn’t touch on the same classic rock as most cover bands; this one offers classics of every style, including (but not limited to) legends such as Sam & Dave, The Guess Who, The Byrds, The Righteous Brothers, The Chiffons, The Beatles, Creedence, and such – but also songs by bands that few bands dare to cover, including The Outsiders, Little Eva, Wilson Pickett, Martha Reeves, Fontella Bass, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, The Friends Of Distinction, The Bee Gees, Sly & The Family Stone, The Turtles, The Foundations, Shocking Blue, The Ides of March, Janis Joplin, and on and on – so many more than we can’t list them all here. Bass player Vic Fusco credits the band’s success primarily to one of the band’s singers, Joseph Felicetta, whom he describes as a hard-driving bandleader that works tirelessly to make The 60s Invasion the success it has been: “From booking gigs to picking tunes for the band to setting up rehearsals and more, Joseph does all the time-consuming work that makes the difference.” It’s a big band with a big sound: Other members include co-lead singer Bob Arndt; co-lead singer Janet Montalbo; bassist and singer Vic Fusco; keyboadist John Fallon; lead guitarist Steve Gestone; and drummer and vocalist Rick Corwin. All have vast experience in both area and national musical acts – and it shows with each performance by this seasoned, multi-faceted, crowd-pleasing band. For More Information & To Contact The 60s Invasion: For bookings, contact Joseph Felicetta at (516) 313-9280; or write to the60sinvasion@ Upcoming shows: A July 20 appearance for “Alive After 5” at 360 Taiko in Patchogue; August 6 at Oakdale Yacht Club; August 13 at The Oar in Patchogue; August 18 as The Shorefront Park Bandshell in Patchogue; and August 19 at the “Music Beats Heroin” benefit at Hecksher Park in Huntington. Get the full scoop and more shows by logging on to the band’s website, which is listed directly under their logo (at top).

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Pop, Pride, Prejudice: During the recent LGBT pride events, the UK in particular seemed to go wild with coverage and specials, including a documentary that aired on Channel Four over there: "Pop, Pride & Prejudice" aired several times. The program interviewed folks in the biz about

how LGBT artists have been regarded and treated through the decades, and detailed the progress that has been made. I was honored to be one of those interviewed (alongside music greats such as Andy Bell of Erasure and Holly Johnson of Frankie Goes To Hollywood) in recounting how pop culture, and music in particular, has helped the world to be more accepting of people who aren't exactly the same as they are. Word has it that this hour-long film may show up on HBO or Showtime here in the States; stay tuned. Music “Comes Out”: One of my "co- stars" on the "Pride" hour, Martin Aston, has authored an amazing (and quite heavy at more than 500 pages long) book which

is now being released in America: Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache: How Music Came Out. It deals with the subject of music stars in and out of the LGBT closet; the book goes back to the dawn of time, literally, in terms of pop music. Aston takes us on a guided tour of the early days of recorded music starting in the 1920s, and details the performers who broke ground, chip by chip, to get us from Johnnie Ray to RuPaul and beyond. Fans of glam will be in their glory with the attention paid to such stars as David Bowie, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, and Wayne/Jayne County, whom Aston hails as “the first out gay and drag and transgender rocker.” It is quite an eyeopening appraisal of what these talents had to (and still have to) endure in order to reach their public, at the mercy of so many closeted bigwigs in the music industry (yes, names are named).Congratulations to Backbeat Books for bringing Aston's book to U.S. stores; this is a must for anyone interested in the true history of pop music. O My!: Of my many guilty pleasures, the latest is the greatest – it’s the amazing live show that is taking Long Island by storm: The masked men of O El Amor. They literally are The Beatles of 2017, attracting larger

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crowds every time and everywhere they play. If you haven't yet, and if you enjoy a wild and crazy night out, check out the Calendar listings and catch them while you can. My rating: A two thumbs up seal of approval!


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of triple-platinum hit single “I Love It” ft. Charli XCX, which to date boasts more than eight million singles sold and more than 400 million streams worldwide. Their collaboration “Weekend” alongside Chicago duo Louis The Child boasts an iTunes Dance Top 10, 4.5 million streams in the U.S., and a marker live Coachella performance. More:, or find the duo on Facebook and Twitter.

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Taylor Grey

A Real ‘Space Case’

Rising pop sensation Taylor Grey has released her debut album, Space Case. The album is executive produced by Josh Abraham (Justin Bieber, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson) and was produced by veteran Nico Stadi, among others. The album features appearances by The Vamps' Brad Simpson ("Fallin'") and Spencer Kane ("Miami"). "I am beyond excited to finally release Space Case," said Grey. "I put my heart and soul in this album

and I cannot wait for everyone to hear and connect with it." Grey is currently on the road as the opener for Jacob Whitesides' "Basically Happy" tour. Grey is set to perform songs from Space Case, including singles "Never Woulda Letcha" and "Miami."

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Icona Pop returns with a new summer single, “Girls Girls.” The duo – Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo – were catapulted into the spotlight courtesy

Icona Pop

Since she picked up a guitar at age seven, Dr. Molly Miller has been a performer. Now 28 – and the youngest chair of a university guitar department in the country – Miller has become one of Los Angeles’ most sought-after musicians, touring the world with superstars such as Jason Mraz and The Black Eyed Peas. In her debut album as a leader, The Shabby Road Recordings, Miller heads a trio that includes the all-star rhythm section of Jay Bellerose (Elton John, Bonnie Raitt) and Jennifer Condos (Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks). The album’s groove-based instrumentals bring a wealth of musical talent to reimagine popular songs spanning genres and eras, from “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino and “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me” by Smokey Robinson to “Innocent When You Dream” by Tom Waits. The album’s repertoire was formed organically, over months at the trio’s weekly gig at LA’s Perch. “It was thrilling and humbling to work alongside Jay and Jen – two legendary instrumentalists – to distill these timeless songs to their essence,” said Miller.

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Setting New Records

Country superstars Lady Antebellum earned their fifth debut at the #1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their sixth studio album, Heart Break after moving over 53,000 units upon its release. Additionally, the album skyrocketed to the Top 10 on iTunes charts in 15 countries around the world, including the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and South Africa, where their current tour stops this year. This new album follows a career that’s already amassed 18 million units sold, seven Grammy Awards, nine #1 hits, ACM and CMA Vocal

Group of the Year trophies three years in a row, and other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. The group performs with Kelsea Ballerini on July 14 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.

More Styles:

Harry Adds To Tour

Harry Styles has added 56 new show dates in 2018 to his world tour. The fresh dates will begin in March 2018 in Basel, Switzerland, and will conclude in Los Angeled in July. The new dates will be supported by Kacey Musgraves (U.S. and Canada), Warpaint (Asia), and Leon Bridges (South America and Mexico). The first leg of Harry Styles Live On Tour, which sold out in record time, will kick off in September, visiting intimate venues around the world and featuring support from Muna. Styles’ debut album was released May 12, and soared to the top of the charts. In the U.S., it topped the Billboard 200 album chart with more than 230,000 equivalent album units sold, and 193,000 traditional albums sold, making history as the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first full-length album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales.

Lady Antebellum

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