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Bret Michaels: Rock Will Reign At Mulcahy’s

Flynn's Fire Island: A Special Charity Day An afternoon of music, beer, oysters, and charity will benefit Save The Great South Bay, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of the 45-mile boby of water Between Long Island’s South Shore and Fire Island, on Saturday July 29 at 2:30 pm at Flynn's Fire Island. Flynn's will host “Toast The Great South Bay,” an afternoon of charity to bring awareness to the From rock icon to “Rock Of Love,” Bret Michaels has done it all – now now he mades his return to revitalization of a cleaner, healthier bay for Long Island on Friday, August 11 at Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall in Wantagh. Tickets and Long Islanders who live along its shores, information: ClubLoaded.com. and for those who come to see its beauty As a rock star, reality star, spokesperson, businessman, and philanthropist, Michaels does more as a tourist and recreational destination. jobs in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime. Depending on the hour of the day, Highlights: Two hours of Blue Point he's a cultural icon, a rock god, an entrepreneur, a TV star, a father, the face of The American Brewery beer sampling and the release of Diabetes Association, a supercross enthusiast, solo artist, Poison frontman, and a donor to a myriad “Drink The Bay Clean Lager” at 4 pm; $2 of charitable causes. Great South Bay oysters on the half shell; Michaels first rose to fame as the frontman of Poison. The band has charted 10 singles in the and a live performance by the veteran Top 40 on Billboard's Hot 100 including the #1 single, "Every Rose Has It's Thorn." Twenty-five area cover band The Zoo (inset). years after their debut, Poison is still recording music and performing together. Michaels' solo career More information: (631) 583-5000 or has been equally successful: His most recent solo album, Custom Built, topped the charts, reaching FlynnsFireIslandNY.com. #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock list. His current solo tour will stop at this famed area venue.

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Music On Main: Free Fun In Farmingdale Farmingdale's “Music On Main” live concert series continues on upcoming Thursday evenings – July 27, August 10, and August 24 – from 5 to 9 pm in the heart of Main Street. There is no admission charge for these downtown shows, taking place along Main Street between Prospect Street and South Front Street; the concerts are presented by participating Main Street merchants. More information: farmingdalevillage.com. More Farmingdale fun: Enjoy free “Movies on the Green” on August 10, featuring the hit animated film Moana (pictured above right). Bring chairs and blankets to watch, plus enjoy free ice cream and popcorn during the movies. Movies begin around dusk.

he current version of The Little River Band is in the midst of a national comeback tour that will bring them to the area on Friday, August 4 at 8 pm at The Paramount in Huntington. Fellow veteran rockers Firefall (“You Are The Woman,” “Just Remember I Love You”) will open. Tickets and information: (631) 673-7300. The Little River Band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed

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success in other Australian acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and they achieved that goal with songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. They eventually claimed their place as one of the best-selling vocal bands of the ’70s and ’80s. What an array of Top 40 hits: Between 1976

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and 1983, chart success in America included “It’s A Long Way There,” “Help Is On Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Man On Your Mind,” “We Two,” and “The Other Guy.” Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million, but record sales only begin to tell this band’s success story: They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for six consecutive years, the first band ever to achieve that

mark. According to BMI, “Reminiscing” has garnered rare status, with more than five million airplays on America radio: “Lady” is close behind that mark with more than four million airplays to date. The Little River Band was inducted into The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th annual ARIA Music Awards in 2004. Read about the current lineup and learn more at littleriverband.com, or find them on Facebook.


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We’d wager that you wouldn't expect something like this as you search for a copy of White Fang or Fifty Shades Of Gray: “Legends Of Las Vegas” will be a free concert featuring the songs of Vegas stars, presented on Wednesday, August 9 at 7 pm at Connetquot Public Library in Bohemia; info is at (631) 567-5079. Also on the bill at this same library: The area band Shecky & The Twangtones performing their mix of retro, surf, reggae, and soul, in another free concert offered on August 2 at 7 pm.

The extended summer tour of the famed John Waters-inspired musical Hairspray – presented by Long Island’s Plaza Theatrical Productions – has drawn big crowds to local indoor and outdoor venues, and the tour is coming to a close – but there's still a chance for you to catch it: Remaining on the schedule are July 30 at North Shore Towers in Floral Park; August 2 at noon at Westbury Manor; and August 5 for the tour's final outdoor presentation at 7:30 pm at Manorhaven Beach Park in Port Washington. For more information, visit Plaza Theatrical Productions on Facebook or call (516) 599-6870. Based on the New Line Cinema Film writte and directed by Waters, Hairspray is directed by Kevin F. Harrington, with music direction by Alan Kingsley and Bill Holland, with choreography by Cara Leggio. Actors Bridget Guardino and David Arzberger take on the legendary lead roles of Tracy and Edna Turnblat.

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Hot Massapequa Park: Popular Annual Street Fair Returns

Thrills, cool autos, good neighbors, and all the cotton candy you can eat: One of Massapequa Park's most popular annual events – its annual Street Fair – returns to the scenic Nassau County town on Sunday, August 6 from 11 am through 5 pm at Park Boulevard (from Sunrise Highway to Clark Street); info is at (516) 644- 5615. Featured will be what organizers are reporting is the biggest craft fair in the event's history, with more than 100 vendors offering goods both handmade and unique; a custom and classic car show featuring dozens of rods and rides; an array of children's rides; a petting zoo; a big selection of food choices; and live music throughout the event. Admission is free.


PAC TRACK Tovah Feldshuh Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor August 5 at 8 PM baystreet.org (631) 725-9500 This Broadway and film superstar returns to the area with her cabaret and comedy show: “'Aging Is Optional' is a booster for the soul and a probiotic for the heart,” said the singer/ songwriter, actress, and comedian.

Kristin Rose YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore August 5 at 2:30 PM • boultoncenter.org (631) 969-1101 This special afternoon concert will serve as the official album release party for the young star's new release, Letting Go. This national social media sensation is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter, drummer, and guitarist who was born and raised in Long Island. Catch this concert and you can tell your friends you saw her at the cusp of her budding stardom.

Rickie Lee Jones Suffolk Ricki Theater, Lee Jones Riverhead Suffolk August Theater, 5 at Riverhead 8 PM August 5 atsuffolktheater.com 8 PM suffolktheater.com (631) (631) 727-4343 727-4343 The Thelegendary legendarysinger/songwriter singer/songwriterand andGrammy Grammy winner winner(“Chuck (“ChuckE.'s E.'sInInLove,” Love,”“Satellites,” “Satellites,”“Flying Horses”) “Flying Horses”) returns to returns the East to the EndEast withEnd this with intimate this intimate solo acoustic solo acoustic appearance. appearance. Note:Note: No food No food will be willserved be served at this at show, this show, with with cocktail cockservice tail service to betosuspended be suspended at 7:45 at 7:45 pm. pm.

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The Gamut Of Pop: Two Very Big Tribute Bands In Forest Park

Lace 'Em Up: Open Runs At Cunningham Park

The next dates for The New York Road Runners' “Open Runs” at Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows are July 30 and August 6 at 9 am, originating from the Main Park House. Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start; open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, and even dogs – all are welcome to take part. Info: nyrr.org.

Two of the area's most notable pop music tribute bands perform free in Forest Park in Richmond Hill, as Beginnings, a Chicago tribute (“Color My World,” “Hard Habit To Break,” “25 Or 6 To 4”) performs with The Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band Elements (“Shining Star,” “Sing A Song,” “Fantasy”) on Thursday, July 27 beginning at 7:30 pm. This concert, sponsored by Astoria Bank and The Forest Park Trust, Inc., will take place at The George Seuffert Bandshell.

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game against The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, August 5 at 4:05 pm. The “Amazin's” schedule of giveaway dates have already provided fans with replica batting helmets, bobbleheads, and more. Info: mets.com or (718) 507-TIXX.


The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters

The Australian Pink Floyd Show Tilles Center, Greenvale July 30 at 7 PM tillescenter.org (516) 299-2752 This world-touring show returns with Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety, as well as some of the most popular songs from the Syd Barrett years: “Meddle,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Animals,” “The Wall,” “The Final Cut,” and more – everything a serious Floyd fanatic could ever crave.

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David Glukh Duo Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington July 26 at 2 PM landmarkonmainstreet.org (516) 767-6444 This show is part of The Landmark’s mega-popular “Afternoon T.E.A.,” the monthly free event series. Trumpeter David Glukh and pianist and vocalist Iouri Grichetchkine present their newest program exploring the Russian musical tradition, featuring originals, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Russian gypsy and folk music, and more selections.

Neil Sedaka Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center July 30 at 8 PM (631) • 288-1500 whbpac.org Quite possibly the star with the longest music career in history, Sedaka's ardent fans insist he's never been better. The composer of too many classics than we can list here (“Laughter In The Rain” and “Calendar Girl” are but two in his canon), Sedaka will provide night of memories and superb musicianship; he’s easily of the most remarkable pop stars of all time.

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THE BOUNTIFUL GOURMET Chains Of Yum: New Treats & Eats From Popular Stops

A Sizable Smash: It's the stuff burger dreams are made of: two layers of juicy beef, three layers of melted cheese, all wrapped up in an artisan bun. Smashburger is making those summer dreams come true, adding the all-new Triple Double Burger to its national menu this month. The Triple Double will feature two of Smashburger's “fresh never frozen” beef patties, two slices of American cheese, and one slice of aged cheddar, delivering “maximum burger happiness in every bite,” according to a breathless press release, which kept up the drippin’s: “It's Smashburger's beefiest, cheesiest burger to date, and will quickly become a favorite for burger lovers everywhere.” "We're giving people more of what they love. Double the juicy, caramelized beef, made-to-order and seared to perfection – and triple the cheesy goodness," said Smashburger co-founder and chief executive officer Tom Ryan. "This will be Smashburger's new iconic menu item, providing three times

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the cheese and double the beef in every bite." The good folks at Smashburger just wouldn’t let up, as they keep up the tastebud-tantalizing pressure: “The Triple Double starts with fresh, never frozen, beef. Smashed and seared on a hot, buttered griddle, locking in the flavor and juices. The highest quality cheeses are added and topped with toasted artisan buns. As with any Smashburger, you can add your favorite fresh

Preservation Hall Jazz Band The Space At Westbury Theater July 28 at 8 PM thespaceatwestbury.com (800) 745-3000 You can't always judge a band by its name: This New Orleans institution is both young and old, fresh and traditional, lively and introspective. Although the aggregation by this name is more than 50 years old, its evolving cast of stellar, roots-oriented musicians keeps it up as a top concert draw all around the country. Nothing stodgy about this bunch – this is as real as it gets. 6 • Good Times Magazine - July 25 - August 7, 2017

produce, toppings and highquality condiments. And it pairs perfectly with their incredible sides and handspun shakes.” The Triple Double is now available at all Smashburgers, including all Long Island locations. For more information: smashburger.com or find them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Ice Cream That Bites You Back: Cold Stone Creamery (ColdStoneCreamery.com) is diving into “Shark Week” with a new flavor and two new promotional products as part of its partnership with The Discovery Channel. The new Sea Salt Sweet Cream Ice Cream, The Great White Bite Creation, and The Deep Sea Delight Ice Cream Cupcake are all now on the menu at all locatsion, but act fast – they’re only available through August 1. The Great White Bite Creation

features Sea Salt Sweet Cream Ice Cream mixed with strawberries, Graham Cracker Pie Crust and Blue Gummy Sharks. The Deep Sea Delight Cupcake is a rich Chocolate Cup filled with a layer of moist Devil's Food cake, strawberrypPuree, Sea Salt Sweet Cream ice cream, and topped with fluffy blue frosting, graham cracker pie crust, a Blue Gummy Shark, and a Chocolate Medallion. Get ready for more temptation:

Cold Stone Creamery cakes and cupcakes can be ordered online by using the company’s website, ColdStoneCakes.com.

Make Your Plans Now For These Huge Events Sal Valentinetti Mike Marino The Paramount, Huntington August 3 at 8 PM (631) 673 7300 paramountny.com Long Island's favorite singer returns for a good cause: A portion of the proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. It will be a night of memories of “The Rat Pack” delivered by the remarkable vocalist from Bethpage who is taking the country by storm. His new EP, The Voice, is in stores now.

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Gretchen Wilson NYCB Theatre At Westbury August 4 at 8 PM thetheatreatwestbury.com • (516) 334-0800 The country spitfire is back: After taking time off to raise a family, this hard performing superstar returns to perform many her hits, of which five reached the Top 10: "Redneck Woman" (a #1 smash), "Here For The Party," "When I Think About Cheatin'," "Homewrecker," and "All Jacked Up.”


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Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr. Directed by Jon Watts Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Sony Pictures Sure, a superhero movies opens – particularly one in the never-ending Spider-Man franchise, which despite undergoing a trio of reboots, means big coin – and it’s news: This film earned $117 million domestically during the first weekend of its release, and a whopping $257 worldwide in just three days. However, when a movie that many might have believed would be the “same-old same-old “ turns out to be one of the finest films to date during 2017, well, that’s real news. Loaded with heart, wit, warmth, charm, and characters that fans of both good movies and action films can actually care about, SpiderMan: The Homecoming feels really feels like a homecoming: A return to the style and form that made comic books so popular when Spidey actually debuted during the 1960s. And it doesn’t hurt that Tom Holland, the newest

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Marisa Tomei?!?); his best pal is Ned, a nerd who discovers that Peter really is Spider-Man; and his mentor is Tony Stark – who himself is the superhero Iron Man, who has designs on brigning Spidey to greatness if he can just get his act together as he grows up. Of course, there’s evil afoot: Michael Keaton is perfect casting as one of Spidey’s all-time greatest foes, The Vulture, and as our hero battles the winged baddie in order to save various landmarks from destruction, the action is plentiful and realistic – but again, what’s best about this movie is the performance by Holland, who in real life recently turned 21 and brings back the Peter Parker we all grew up with – especially those of us who actually read the comics. At the very least, this movie does the creation of comics legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko proud.

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actor to portray the costumed web slinger, is the best choice yet. He looks and acts like Spider-Man did durinig the formative comic books, filled with lingering self-doubt yet committed to doing good with his newfound powers. As the photo on our cover shows, this new film also feels familiar because it’s set in this area, where Peter Parker, Spidey’s alter ego, resided in the original stories. Here, young Parker stuggles with the courage to talk to Liz (Laura Harrier); despite his powers, Parker is still Parker, full of angst and teenage doubt. His best friend in the world is his Aunt May (okay, comics fans, all together now:

he influential, acclaimed Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tommy Emmanual is touring across North America this year in support of his new album, Live! At The Ryman – and will stop locally on Friday, August 4 at The Landmark On Main Street in Port Washington. Tickets and info on this special event: (516) 767-6444, or log on to landmarkonmainstreet.org. Also: The tour touches down on Sunday, August 6 at Westhampton Beach Peforming Arts Center; tickets are at (631) 288-1500, or log on to whbpac.org. Filled with his complex fingerstyle technique and lauded performances, the new album captures a night of music in Nashville on February 27, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The record highlights

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The Guitarist’s Guitarist Lights Up Long Island Emmanuel’s fervor as a master guitarist, and also encapsulates a landmark moment for the musician as he is joined on stage by Steve Wariner and John Knowles, the only other two living CGPs (Certified Guitar Players: the honor and moniker Chet Atkins assigned not only to himself but four other guitarists he admired and felt contributed to

the legacy of guitar playing) for a performance of “San Antonio Stroll.” "It was an unforgettable experience playing my first solo show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,” said Emmanuel. “I have grown up listening to the music and artists that made those walls famous throughout the world and it was an honor to play on that stage. The night was a lifetime goal of mine and it was made that much more special with the appearance of my two good friends and fellow ‘CGPs,’ Steve Wariner and John Knowles. I'm so thrilled that we filmed

and recorded the show, as John, Steve and I had never collaborated together before and this made the night even more special. The sold-out crowd just about lifted the roof off the hall and we all gave it our best! The spirit of Chet Atkins surrounded us three with love, peace and mojo.” Emmanuel is one of only five musicians handpicked by Chet Atkins as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP). Emmanuel has earned two Grammy nominations, two ARIA Awards, and repeated honors in the Guitar Player Magazine reader’s poll.

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It wasn’t that recently deposed New York Knicks president Phil Jackson didn’t deserve his fate, but the timing was surprising: Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan had recently renewed Jackson’s option for another two

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years. Dolan had stated that he had given Jackson full autonomy in running the Knicks and that he trusted Jackson's five-year plan. So what changed? Jackson has always less than enthused about Carmelo Anthony, even though Dolan remained enamored of the star forward. Perhaps it was a lack of available options, but Jackson, then new with the Knicks, signed Anthony in 2014 to a five-year maximum contract that had a crippling notrade clause. Since then, Jackson has not stopped badmouthing the Knicks’ marquee player. If that weren’t demoralizing enough, Jackson threw a public temper tantrum when forward Kristaps Porzingis blew off his end-of-season exit interview. Porzingis, the team's first-round 2015 draft choice, has been one of the few success stories for the team during the last two seasonss. It's a safe bet that Dolan would have pre-

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Wright's A Great American: Kenneth Wright of Brooklyn captured his second Great American Seniors title – along with the $1,000 winner's pot – on June 11 at AMF Garden City Lanes. Wright defeated Gary Paulsen ($900) 258-238 in the championship match. Pursuit Of Perfection: Recent ultra-high scores from summer bowling leagues in the Long Island area: Herrill Lanes (New Hyde Park): Barry Clarre 268; Jackie Delawski 210, 206, 200; JoAnn Perry 257, 223; Karyn Deem 232; Delia Marquez 226; Gale Calca 215. Woodmere Lanes: Thomas DeVito 300. Coram Country Lanes: Elliot Jones 300. AMF Garden City Lanes: Ed Bratien 300; Sean Romney 299. AMF Babylon Lanes: Terry Cazzalino 300. Bowl Long Island (Patchogue): Ken Hagland 300. AMF Sayville Lanes: Jonathan Leone 300. AMF East Meadow Lanes: Frank Lociano 300. AMF Wantagh Lanes: Jay Soloman 300. Port Jeff Bowl: Jeff Rabich 299. AMF Commack Lanes: Brendan Oakley 298. Malvern Bowling Lanes: Ed Barnett 290. Our column publishes high scores year-round; for winter leagues, these qualifications (and above) will get the scores into print: Men 265 games and 700 series; women and youth bowlers: 200 games and 600 and series. Seeing your scores in print couldn't be easier – simply send them to gtmag@ optonline.net, or call us at (516) 280-2100. Kent's The King: In a title match that featured five lead changes, Marshall Kent (pictured center)

ferred that Jackson had handled the issue more discretely. Although this is merely conjecture, I have a feeling that Jackson’s grumpy, aloof personality rubbed Dolan the wrong way. Whereas former New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather knew how to shmooze at all times with “J.K,” it seems likely that Jackson probably declined invitations to mingle socially with Dolan and his buddies. Jarrett Allen, the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick, threw out a ceremonial first pitch before a recent Philadelphia Phillies-New York Mets game at Citi Field. The seven-footer admitted that he didn’t play baseball growing up, and it showed when he made a high arcing toss to Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud. The good news is that he looks like he knows how to shoot free throws. I was saddened to learn of the death of former Mets pitcher Anthony Young, who lost 27 straight decisions from 1992-93 yet never lost his upbeat disposiCarmello tion. The Mets Anthony requested a moment of silence before a recent game. Opposing hitters used to always tell me that Young had great stuff. Even though he had that record-shattering losing streak, he did earn a number outlasted 18-time PBA Tour winner Chris Barnes to win The Grand Casino Hotel & Resort PBA Oklahoma Open on July 2 for his second title of the season and fourth of his career.

With both players struggling to start the match, Kent fired four consecutive strikes in the ninth and 10th frames to defeat Barnes, 194-188, during the ESPN telecast contested on two specially-installed lanes in the Grand Hotel Event Center for his first win on national television. “That was a lot harder than I wanted to work,” said the 24year-old Kent, “but I’m grateful to be standing here as the winner. It’s a dream come true.” With both players hampered by splits, Barnes held a 12-pin lead in the eighth frame but Kent was able to come back with strikes in the eighth, ninth and the first two in the 10th to clinch the win. “The first half of the game I just didn’t throw the ball well,” Kent said. “I knew after the seventh frame I still had a chance but I had to buckle down and make good shots. Finally, I executed the way I should have and was fortunate to put those strikes

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of saves. Mets fans likely wish that there was someone like Young in the current bullpen. Aside from injuries which have certainly marred the Mets’ 2017 season, the bullpen has

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been a source of agita. Paul Sewald, Chasen Bradford, and Josh Edgin have shown flashes of being capable of shutting down opposing hitters in the late innings, but are inconsistent. The trio is probably what scouts call “4-A guys” (better than most minor leaguers but questionPhotos: PBA winners courtesy PBA, LLC

together.” Kent, who was the top qualifier for the finals averaging 227.4 for the tournament contested on four different PBA lane conditions, earned the opportunity to choose the lane conditions for both Saturday’s semi-final and Sunday’s championship stepladder rounds. He chose the 40-foot Bear lane condition for Saturday’s round but changed his selection to the 32-foot Wolf condition for the championship round. “In the semi-final the right side (of the lane) got a little ugly and the guys were struggling,” Kent said. “It just didn’t develop the way I thought and felt I would have a more consistent reaction on the Wolf. I was good with my decision, I just had to execute.” Kent had not won a match on television in six appearances which included three runner-up finishes that came in the 2016 U.S. Open, 2015 Wolf Open and 2013 Scorpion Open. “This win was important for my confidence,” Kent said. “I proved I have the versatility to compete on a variety of lane conditions and I can win in a pressure situation.” More PBA news: Ten-time PBA Tour winner Wes Malott defended his unofficial “King Of Bowling” crown on July 26 for the second time in a best-ofthree-game Xtra Frame pay-per-view showdown by defeating 18-time Tour winner Tommy Jones at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma (pictured center right). – Jerry Schneider, PBA


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able talent at the MLB level), and they’re all good guys with the media and fans. It would be a nice story if these guys could establish themselves as bonafide big league relievers in the final months of the season. It's also imperative for the Mets’ maligned training staff to keep players off the disabled list for the second half of the year if ir wants to avoid pink slips from owner Jeff Wilpon. The bullpen has been an issue for the New York Yankees as well. Before the All-Star break, Dellin Betances walked about half of the hitters he faced. Manager Joe Girardi

claimed that the Yankees’ setup man had not to watch. Joey Chestnut is the LeBron James lost confidence in his pitching abilities, nor had of this event; although Matt Stonie dethroned he. Tyler Clippard also struggled as he gave him for one year in 2015, it now looks as if the up a lot of big hits at inopportune times. guy who is most ready to challenge Chestnut Major League Soccer’s New York City in 2018 will be Carmen Cincotti, a 24-year-old Football Club may be the best team playing in from the Atlantic City area who downed 62 Yankee Stadium this summer. Captain David wieners in 10 minutes to place second. Villa is having a great season as are younger Being an old school guy, I still get a kick players in defender Alexander Callens and out of listening to sporting events at night by midfielder Jack Harrison. Goaltender Eirik pulling in out-of-town sporting events on my Johansen appears to be an upgrade over his AM radio. The catalog company Hammacher predecessor, Josh Saunders Schlemmer sells a Superior Tabletop Radio The Big 3 basketball league, created by Ice that’s great for picking up stations at night that Cube and Hollywood entertainment executive are farther than 1,000 miles away from Long Jeff Kwatinetz, features retired NBA stars Island; it’s also great at picking up FM stations playing half-court basketball, and it got off to a from distant places better than nearly every great start at Barclays Center as it drew more radio out there. A further bonus is that it disthan 15,000 spectators. plays the name of a song and the artist, which Big 3 is a barnstorming league that plays in is delightful since radio air personalities rarely different cities across the country every do that these days. Sunday during the summer akin to a traveling rock band. It’s to be seen whether the players can stay healthy for the duration. Will second-year fans continue to show up in droves, since they’re used to rooting for and against teams that feature the names of cities? There is only one occasion when ESPN is appointment viewing: the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest at Coney Island. George Shea’s wrestling-inspired intros of the competitors is reason enough Superior Tabletop Radio

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Phil Varca & The SlamJammers: A Blues Rockin’ Summer & A New Era

During this summer season, Phil Varca & The SlamJammers will bring their unique blues/rock sound to fans all over this region, and they’ll be able to provide more music than ever: The group has joined The Wing Agency stable of performing artists. The Clinton, Connecticut based agency, led by Andy Morrison, provides artists in the northeast with booking services for musical acts of all genres. Varca and musical stalwarts – bassist Tom Porter and drummer Russell Stone – have been focused primarily on festivals and support or opening slots for established national touring acts, including such legends as Robin Trower, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Chris Duarte, Dave Mason, NRBQ, Double Trouble, Shemekia Copeland, and the veteran blues rocker Popa Chubby. “There's nothin' I like more than opening for an act and playing to a crowd that is there to see someone else,” said Varca, not long before he and his Slamjammers opened for Trower three years back.“Their people don't know you, and they don't owe you. We only get one chance to make a first impression, so I love playing for those people ... turning them on to our music for the first time and seeing their reaction.” Indeed, Varca and his veteran group of road warriors is a rock trio in the “old school” sense: Blues-based, thunderous, guitar-drums-and-bass that keeps the band in the forefront of area groups and gives a certain breed of fans something that’s hard to find: Traditional hard blues without pretense or apology. Varca and trio simply rock the house, and that’s more than enough for their most ardent fans. They’re recording artists as well: In May 1992, the group released Lightning & Thunder, a five-song EP, and appeared at The New York Music Seminar in 1992 and the 1993 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. In 1997 came the group’s full-length release, Ready, Willing And Able; the track "Skin On Skin" was featured in the 1998 horror film Evil Streets. The release of Live At Riverhead was next, recorded at The 2002 Riverhead Blues Festival. Varca and his SlamJammers will perform at The Jones Beach Bandshell in Wantagh on August 2; with Indigenous on August 6 at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City; and August 9 at The Space At Westbury Theater. More information: PhilVarcaandtheSlamJammers.com, or find them on Facebook and at SoundCloud.

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Calendar

Tuesday, July 25

Nassau Clark Botanic Garden (Albertson) Brown Bag Lunchtime Series: New York Brass Choir Great Neck Plaza Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Original Music Showcase: Callooh Callay / Run Don't Fall / The Pine Street Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Your Pest Band / Somerset Thrower / Adult Magic National Boulevard (Long Beach) Killer Joe & The Lido Soul Revue Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night NYCB Theatre At Westbury Children's Theater: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Oyster Bay Brewing Company Bryce Larsen Spinnakers (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With MIke Dorio Tropix (Freeport) DJ Cowboy Ben-E Wantagh Park (Wantagh) Marc Berger & Ride Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Open Mic Night With David Jon Paisley 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Night Babylon Beanery Open Mic Night 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 Gazebo At Nesconset Plaza The 90s Band Heckscher Park (Huntington) Cinderella (Family Show) 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) Jam Night Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) The Twisted Circus O Solo Mio (Stony Brook) Phyllis Tagg Paramount (Huntington) Craig Ferguson Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Strecker / Mountain Wave Village Green (East Quogue) Penny Lane (Beatles Tribute) NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) The Bar-Kays / The B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars Blue Note (NYC) Spyro Gyra City Winery (NYC) Billy Bragg

Wednesday, July 26

Nassau Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove) Jerry Costanzo & His Trio Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) Noontime Concert: Brian Lewis & The New Vintage Band Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic & Jam WithThe Johnny Mac Band Grand Boulevard (Long Beach) Risky Business Half Moon Café (Long Beach) Blues Jam Hosted By The Barnett Blues Band Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With "Big Daddy" John Struck Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Pep Trio Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Country Music Originals Night Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Lisa Polizzi: A Tribute To Janis Joplin / Vainglorious (Heart Tribute) / Porter Block K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) PseudoSsudio (Phil Collins Tribute) Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) David Glukh Duo MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Wonderous Stories Merrrick Road Park (Merrick) Songs In The Attic (Billy Joel Tribute) NYCB Theatre At Westbury Kansas Old Westbury Gardens The George Gee Orchestra Otto's Sea Grill (Freeport) Country Wednesdays Reel (East Rockaway) Then & Now Space At Westbury Theater SummerStrings Rock Fest Suite 1828 (Merrick) Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Sunset Grill (Seaford) Blues At Sunset: Open Jam With The Sunset Boyz Tropix (Freeport) Drive (Cars Tribute)

Your Guide To Local Events Suffolk Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza (Bohemia) Bryce Larsen Beau's Bar (Greenlawn) Open Mic Hosted By Steve Urban 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 Fulton's Gate (Patchogue) Irish Night Harborfront Park (Port Jefferson) Danny Kean Heckscher Park (Huntington) Huntington Community Band Huntington Music Hall At Finley’s Of Green Street Open Mic Joe's Garage & Grill (Riverhead) Open Mic John Scott’s Surf Shack (Westhampton Beach)

Lisa Polizzi: Janis Joplin Tribute July 26 • Jones Beach Bandshell

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) Our Generation Paramount (Huntington) John Mulaney Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic With Johnny B. Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Night Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Live Comedy: Tim Dillon / Others Tanner Park (Copiague) Wannabe (Spice Girls Tribute) Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville: Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) Disneyland Dream Band NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC) Joe Louis Walker / The Atomic Funk Project Blue Note (NYC) Spyro Gyra City Winery (NYC) Sonny Landreth Forest Hills Stadium Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Peter Wolf

Thursday, July 27 Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Ace Duo Carltun (East Meadow) Disco Unlimited Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) Open Jam / A Witch’s Brew Hub (Island Park) Open Mic With Benoir Hudson's Mill (Massapequa) Live Music Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Police Tribute Kacey's Rooftop (Rockville Centre) Country Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Bloodlines (Blood Sweat & Tears Tribute) Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Tommy Emmanuel / Rick Price Lincoln Boulevard (Long Beach) The Swingtime Big Band MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Grand Central Mesita (Rockville Centre) Latin Pulse Thursdays Montana Brothers (Freeport) Open Mic With Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic New York Burger Bar (Massapequa) Danny Kean Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater Bradley Gilbert Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Farmingdale Music On Main Piazza Ernesto Strada (Westbury) The North Shore Pops Orchestra Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker Shell Creek Park (Island Park) Four Way Street (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute) Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Keith Everett & The Angry Orange Tocolo Cantina (Garden City) Thursday Night Music Club Featuring Bryce Larsen Tropix (Freeport) Nicolls Road


Calendar Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Sceneless Scene Showcase Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Health To Hollywood Talent Show Crooked Rail (Northport) Tommy Hellbent & Friends Electric/Acoustic Rock & Roll Open Mic & Jam / Ladies Night Heckscher Park (Huntington) Brazil Guitar Duo Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Andy Arowana Niesen 347 (Saint James) Nisen 347 Thursdays Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Siam Paramount (Huntington) Gin Blossoms Red River Inn (Yaphank) E3 Revolution (Amityville) Consider The Source / Cryptodira / Time King / The Individuals Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Brandon NIederauer / Revel In Dimes Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Half Step (Grateful Dead Tribute) Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Live Jazz Treme (Islip) Mambo Loco NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Lloyd Banks & Vado / Paula Atherton & Adam Hawley Blue Note (NYC) Spyro Gyra City Winery (NYC) Juicy Scoop Podcast Live Forest Hills Stadium Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Peter Wolf Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Beatles Cruise: Penny Lane (Beatles Tribute) / Bakersfield Breakers

Friday, July 28

Nassau Althouse 1828 (East Rockaway Live Music Broadway 247 (Hicksville) Live Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Steve Calta E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) Wreckers Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) Oldies Show Elmont Public Library Tennessee Walt Hewlett Point Park (East Rockaway) Emish Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Uppercut Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Crossfade Collective Kacey's Rooftop (Rockville Centre) The Project Band K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Any Way You Want It (Journey Tribute) / Drive (Cars Tribute) Lounge At The Space At Westbury Danni Christian MaliBlue (Lido Beach) 45 RPM Memories 2 (Williston Park) His Boy Elroy Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) A Light Winter / TBA Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Troy Ramey / Wannabe (Spice Girls Tribute) Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Chicago / The Doobie Brothers Nutty Irishman (Farmingale) Hot Date / The Vibe NYCB Theatre At Westbury Mickey Dolenz / Mark Lindsay / The Fab Four (Beatles Tribute) Reel (East Rockaway) The 100 Proof Band Space At Westbury Theater Preservation Hall Jazz Band Still Partners (Sea Cliff) The Matt Pinto Band Sunset Grill (Seaford) Random Shuffle Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Chris Brown Village Square (Glen Cove) Nonstop To Cairo

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Your Guide To Local Events 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Borgo Pass / Black Dawn / The Hard Way / Exist Among / MHZ Backstage Pass (Ronkonkoma) Live Music Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Patty Dodge Presents Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music Heckscher Park (Huntington) Miles To Dayton Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) DJ Epic Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) All Is Well Nicky's By The Bay (Bay Shore) The Chuck Evans Band Northport Harbor Park Soundswell Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Ready In 10 Pace’s Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Paramount (Huntington) Live Boxing Red River Inn (Yaphank) Petty 5 Revolution (Amityville) Greyscale / Last Turn Off Broadway / I Ignite / Sweet Tooth / Revel 9 Russ Savatt Park (Kings Park) Just Sixties Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Sofia D'Angelo / Hello Brooklyn Suffolk Theatre (Riverhead) The Lords Of 52nd Street Tanner Park (Copiague) 42nd Infantry Division Band Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Ted Vigil (John Denver Tribute) Treme (Islip) Mr. Lee G. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Drive-By Truckers NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Marcy Playground / Dishwalla Blue Note (NYC) Spyro Gyra City Winery (NYC) Eric Roberson Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Fresh Kids Of Belair Thai Rock (NYC) Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak

Saturday, July 29 Nassau Campagne House (Bethpage) The Electric Dudes D.F. Meadows (East Meadow) Live Music E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) Foam Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) Christopher Macchio (Celene Dion, Josh Groban, & Andrea Bocelli Tribute) Finn Fest (Island Park) The Electrix / Arturo Rivera / Studio Noir Kids / Pat Direinzo / Second Chance Band / Mike Keegan / Breakaway / Mike Tooey & Tim Thompson / Wine With Sue / BBQ Betty / Shipwrecks Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) FDR Drive K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Soul To Squeeze (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute) / Arena Rock Tribute) Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Lithium - A Tribute To Nirvana / Monkeywrench - A Tribute To Foo Fighters MaliBlue (Lido Beach) That 70s Band Memories 2 (Williston Park) Stratus MP Taverna (Roslyn) Jazz Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Antonio Longo & Pals Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) O Town / Larger Than Life (Boy Band Tribute / Ryan Cabrera Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) OneRepublic / Fritz & The Tantrums / James Arthur

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Calendar Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Radio Riot / Penny Lane NYCB Theatre At Westbury Dave Koz & Larry Graham Jr. Reel (East Rockaway) Radio Daze Space At Westbury Theater Rise Submission Invitational Spinnakers (Oyster Bay) The Allmost Brothers Band (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Laughing Water Sunset Grill (Seaford) The Cornell Parker Band Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Nick LoPinto Tropix (Freeport) Uppercut Uncle Tony’s (Farmingdale) Danny Kean

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Shecky & The Twangtones / Willy & The Poor Boys (Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute) / Seven Turns (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) 230 Elm Street (Southampton) Benefit For The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center: Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band Amityville Music Hall Moose Blood / Choir Vandals / McCaffery Bar Louie (Commack) The Johnny Mac Band Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington) Live Music Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music Bottoms Up (Islip) Live Music BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Mr. Crisp Heckscher Park (Huntington) Huntington Folk Festival: Sara Lee Guthrie & The Mammals / Others Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Manorhaven Beach Park (Port Washington) Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Joe Rock & The All-Stars Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Modern Justice Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Sweetwater / Son Of Skynyrd Paramount (Huntington) Rich Rivkin Presents Grateful Fest: Reckoning / Reflectdions / Driftwood Kin Red River Inn (Yaphank) Rock Nation Revolution (Amityville) Neon Knights (Dio Tribute) / SMF (Twisted Sister Tribute), Speed King (Deep Purple Tribute) / Fuzzy Ozbourne (Ozzy Osbourne Tribute) Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) David Bromberg / Shadowland / The Bayside Tigers Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson – Ray's Proteges Jazz Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) The Brooklyn Bridge Treme (Islip) Jamie Gee / George Bryne Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Dweezil Zappa

NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Jerry Lee Lewis Blue Note (NYC) Spyro Gyra City Winery (NYC) Howie Day / Freedom Party Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Saturday Night Fever Concert: Disco Unlimited / DJ Ralphie Dee / The Trammps / Tavares / Yvonne Elliman / France Joli / Harold Melvin's Blue Notes / First Choice / Carl Carlton / Anita Ward / Jay Stovall / George McCrae / Carol Williams / Shannon Brown / Deney Terrio / Joe Causi / Karen Lynn Gorney Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Jessie's Girl Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)

Sunday, July 30

Nassau City Cellar (Westbury) Live Jazz Brunch Connoly Station (Malverne) Live Irish Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) The Laia Kay Band E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) Brewing Company Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Reflex K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam / Paws On The Patio Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Latin Night MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Mystic Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Live Music North Hempstead Beach Park (Port Washington) The Capris Tropix (Freeport) Audio Replay

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Suffolk Davis Park Casino (Patchogue) Soundswell Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray

Your Guide To Local Events Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Heckscher Park (Huntington) Sweet Remains Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Bob Pinnola Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Milagro (Santana Tribute) / Qumbas Paramount (Huntington) Fuel / Alien Ant Farm / Marcy Playground / Dishwalla Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam Night With Tom Pekar Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) The Wailers / The Majestic Band Treme (Islip) Jazz Jam Village Green (Stony Brook) Six Gun / Thomas Foschino Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Neil Sedaka NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Freed Live (Bad Company & Free Tribute) Blue Note (NYC) Spyro Gyra City Winery (NYC) The The Band Band (The Band Tribute) 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) Jerry's Big Band

Monday, July 31

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Industry Night Edwards Boulevard (Long Beach) Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) Selena Tribute Band 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) Randy & The Rainbows Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Live Music

Suffolk Bartini Bar (Babylon): Open Mic with Dave Drew BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic Cinque Terre Restaurant (Huntington Station) Monday Jazz Jam Crooked Rail (Northport): Vox Populi Acoustic Open Mic With Live Artist Tapings: Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Davis Park Casino (Patchogue) Weird Science Montauk Village Green The 3Bs Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Monsoon Monday Shandon Court (East Islip): Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic / James Pellow Benefit 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) Jon Paris' All-Star Blues Jam Blue Note (NYC) Eddie Palmieri City Winery (NYC) Michelle Shocked Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) Jazz Open Jam

Tuesday, August 1 Nassau Clark Botanic Garden (Albertson) Dance Visions Great Neck Plaza The McLean Avenue Band Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Rock & Roll University Student Performance K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Original Music Showcase: Baker8 / Steel Pony / More Artists MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Atomic Red Hots National Boulevard (Long Beach) Alive 'N Kickin' Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh) Kings Of Leon Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night / County Line NYCB Theatre At Westbury Children's Theater: Shrek – The Musical Oyster Bay Brewing Company Bryce Larsen Reel (East Rockaway) Wonderous Stories Spinnakers (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With MIke Dorio Tropix (Freeport) Unwind Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Open


Calendar Mic Nite hosted by David Jon Paisley 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 Gazebo at Nesconset Plaza Live Jazz Concert Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The People's Open Mic Heckscher Park (Huntington) Music For Aardvarks (Family Concert) House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open Jam With Jeff Regan Katie's of Smithtown Open Jam With George Cintron & Rob DeMartino Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) The Twisted Circus O Solo Mio (Stony Brook) Phyllis Tagg Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Big Karma / LHT Tap And Barrel (Smithtown) Jazz Jam Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Village Green (East Quogue) Badlands (Bruce

Your Guide To Local Events Jerry Costanzo & His Trio Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic Grand Boulevard (Long Beach) Celtic Cross Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With "Big Daddy" John Struck Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Country Music

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NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) The B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars / Soul Divas Tribute Birdland (NYC) The Birdland Big Band Blue Note (NYC) Joey DeFrancesco & The People City Winery (NYC) Rhett Miller

Wednesday, August 2 Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Live Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove)

Larry Graham Jr. July 29 • NYCB Theatre At Westbury Originals Night Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Phil Varca & The SlamJammers / City Alley / New Life Crisis K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Black Of Space & Friends: The Proletarians / Family Lumber MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Generations / Kenny Forgione

Old Westbury Gardens Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Reel (East Rockaway) Phil Smith / The 90s Band Speno Park (East Meadow) FM (Steely Dan Tribute) Suite 1828 (Merrick) Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Tropix (Freeport) Live 80s Music Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Yellowman / Zebulonites / DJ Brandon Elsbree Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza (Bohemia) Bryce Larsen Babylon Beanery Open Mic Night Beau's Bar (Greenlawn) Open Mic Hosted By Steve Urban 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 Fulton's Gate (Patchogue) Irish Night Harborfront Park (Port Jefferson) Hungrytown Heckscher Park (Huntington) Long Island Jazz Orchestra Huntington Music Hall At Finley’s Of Green Street Open Mic Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Open Jam / Jam Session 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) Penny Lane Quogue East Pub (East Quogue): Open Mic Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Night Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) The Truants Tanner Park (Copiague) Peter Noone Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville): Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) The Affordables

NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Firefall / Tweet Funk Birdland (NYC) The Birdland Big Band Blue Note (NYC) Joey DeFrancesco & The People City Winery (NYC) Mark O'Connor Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Rebelution / Nahko & Medicine For The People / Collie Buddz / Hirie

Thursday, August 3 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) Generations Hub (Island Park) Open Mic With Benoir K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Rockjunky Lincoln Boulevard (Long Beach) October Road Living Room (Bethpage) R&B After-Work Party MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Rockinghams 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) Brad Paisley / Lindsay Ell / Dustin Lynch / Chase Bryant NYCB Theater At Westbury Billy Ocean / Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas / Taylor Dayne / The Motels Featuring Martha Davis / Naked Eyes Piazza Ernesto Strada (Westbury) Sympatico Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker Reel (East Rockaway) The Influence

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Calendar Rock Hall Museum (Lawrence) Beyond Fab (Beatles Tribute) Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night Sunset Grill (Seaford) Live Music Tocolo Cantina (Garden City) Thursday Night Music Club Featuring Bryce Larsen Tropix (Freeport) The Legendary Murphys Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Violence To Fade / Red Vision / Warehouse / LIMIT / The Fight / Copsucker Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Crooked Rail (Northport) Tommy Hellbent & Friends Electric/Acoustic Rock & Roll Open Mic & Jam / Ladies Night Heckscher Park (Huntington) Villalobos Brothers Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Bob Pinnola Niesen 347 (Saint James) Nisen 347 Thursdays Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Get Dancin' Paramount (Huntington) Sal Valentinetti Revolution (Amityville) JAX / Tre Trax / Jay / Mikey /Tobia / Ricky Rebel / Derik Fein / Saving Skylar / Zeon Zellers, Carly Underwood / Jenna Rose Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) The Hackensack Men & The Trenton Horns / Sister Nancy Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Treme (Islip) Kool Elegant Jazz Project NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Darlene Love Birdland (NYC) The Birdland Big Band Blue Note (NYC) Christian Scott City Winery (NYC) John Hammond Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Greensky Bluegrass / Marco Benevento Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Dave Clive's Nawlins Funk Band

Friday, August 4 Nassau Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Dave Christian E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) El Camino Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) Dr. K's Motown Revue Forest City Park (Wantagh) Fleetwood Macked (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Pep & The Soul Explosion K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Hellgate / Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Live Music Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh) Weird Science / Amber Ferrari (Madonna Tribute) Living Room (Bethpage) Classic Fridays Luxor (Hicksville) Live Music MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Disco Unlimited Memories 2 (Williston Park) Cover To Cover Michael J. Tully Park (New Hyde Park) Streetfighter (Rolling Stones Tribute) / Strawberry Fields (Beatles Tribute) Michael's Porthole (East Rockaway) Live Music Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) The Ronald Reagans / The 90s Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Papajack & Friends Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Platinum Star / Kevin's Band NYCB Theatre At Westbury Gretchen Wilson Reel (East Rockaway) Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute) Sunset Grill (Seaford) Live Music Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Live Music Village Square (Glen Cove) The Mark Wood Experience Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Genessa & The Selena Experience (Selena Tribute) / Mambo Loco Backstage Pass (Ronkonkoma) Live Music Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Live Music Heckscher Park (Huntington) Musical: Smokey Joe's Café Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Kerry Kearney Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Penny Lane Northport Harbor Park Alan Santoriello Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) The Electric Dudes Paramount (Huntington) The Little River Band Red River Inn (Yaphank) Yankee Rebel Revolution (Amityville) Edward JJ Jones / Don Dada / iDeal2Times / Sarkazm / Scotty Mac /

Your Guide To Local Events Diezel & Killa K / Blade Runner Russ Savatt Park (Kings Park) Soul Mantra (Santana Tribute) Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Hot Lava / Big Sam's Funky Nation / Suzanne Vega Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Almost Queen (Queen Tribute) Tanner Park (Copiague) Blue Oyster Cult Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) The Duprees Treme (Islip) The Johnny Mac Band / Reggae Revolt Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Average White Band

Kenny Holland • August 6 Amityville Music Hall Birdland (NYC) The Birdland Big Band Blue Note (NYC) Christian Scott City Winery (NYC) Del McCoury Band Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Fantasia / Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air Pinks (NYC) Mazarin Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Lorna Leigh

Saturday, August 5

Nassau Althouse 1828 (East Rockaway): Live Music Baldwin Park (Baldwin) Ladies Of Motown Tribute E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) Panic Attack Eisenhower Park (East Meadow) Salute To Veterans: USO Performers / Tony Orlando Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Live DJs Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) The Touch / Free Pass K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Guitar Legends Live / Rotgut / Sexy Susan MaliBlue (Lido Beach) Tramps Like Us (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) Memories 2 (Williston Park) Sound Chaser Micky Mo's Cafe & Lounge (Lynbrook) Live Music MP Taverna (Roslyn) Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Jones Crusher / Carvels / TBA Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Tana Mongeau / I Live The 80s Dance Party: Lime / Somethin' Fresh Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Fast Five / Octopus Sunset Grill (Seaford) Live Music Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) The Joe Vicino Trio

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Youngstown / Buttered Soul / Flashback LI Amityville Music Hall Charmer / Pale Lungs / Crash The Calm / Heal Bar Louie (Commack) SJS Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Kristin Rose BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Live Music Cathedral Pines Park (Middle Island) Jerry Jam 11 (Contact Organizers For Show Times & Specific Band Dates): The Electrix / The Grateful Girls / Reckoning / Halfstep / Jerryjammers / Jam Stampede / Tiger Rose / Jellyband / Free Grass Union / The Brother Pluckers / The Rusty String Band / Dawg Star / Dead Ahead Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music Heckscher Park (Huntington) Music Under The Stars House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Live Music Karver's Grille (Holrook) Cyndi & Glenn Unplugged

Jazz & Blues

A Savory Stew: Area native Stew Cutler has slowly been making a name for himself on the blues and jazz scenes for more than a decade – and now, the famed guitarist returns with his first album since 2012. Cutler has never cared much for limiting his musical style. Whether as a master guitarist, producer, composer, or sideman, Cutler chooses to mix up jazz, soul, funk, and blues without care for any particular label. On his sixth album, Stew Every Sunday Night (to be Cutler released on September 15), Cutler continues in the vein of creating music utilizing that sense of freedom, taking a serendipitous route following an idea he’d had brewing in his mind for a while: The documentation of a treasured weekly residency. “I wanted to do a live recording in the place we play every Sunday – Arthur's Tavern in New York’s Greenwich Village,” said Cutler. “However, since it became clear that

it was going to be impossible to do it that way, I brought the band out to Queens and we basically played live. The overdubs and edits were kept to a minimum.” The results proved to be perfectly in line with Cutler’s vision, providing a unique, immediate sound sure to resonate with fans of his live set. “We are kind of an ‘artsy bar band,’” he said with a smile. “And on this recording there is a ‘bar band’ aspect that I hope we take to another level.” The contributions of musicians such as Bill McClellan, Julian Pollack, Nick Semrad, J.T. Bowen, and Bobby Harden are prominently featured on the record, highlighting that particular magic that can only spring from a live performance. Also helping things along is the assistance of engineer Rich Gaglia, who also lent a hand in producing the collection. “His ears are amazing, I think he is kind of a genius,” raved Cutler. Cutler’s long history of collaborative efforts is represented on Every Sunday Night in the form of several songs he’d composed with fellow free-minded musicians. “There are a couple of gems, ‘Miss D ‘and ‘TV Preacher,’ that were written by some people who are no longer here,” said Cutler. “Exposing those songs to the world feels great. Those songs would have just been forgotten.” The set also includes a selection of covers, which Cutler and his crew enjoyed taking on: “We got to put our own spin on some classic tunes, which is something that I haven’t done much of on my own recordings.” Overall, Cutler hopes the new record will keep his legacy moving forward – and keep him on the move in general. A seasoned touring artist, one of his favorite things to do is travel the globe bringing his music to international festivals and venues. Cutler’s very first tour was at age 19 with blues artist Z.Z. Hill, and since then he’s shared the stage and collaborated with a diverse list of artists including Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Meat Loaf, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Lester Bowie, David Sanborn, Bill Frisell, Robin Holcomb, The Harlem Gospel Singers, and others. Cutler’s previous albums have included Trio/Live, Trio Music, and So Many Streams on the Fountainbleu label, as well as After Hours and Insignia.

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Calendar Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Mirabelle Tavern (Stony Brook) Live Music Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Rock It! Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) Bob & Tony Band Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Nightwork / Six Gun Paramount (Huntington) Social Distortion / Jade Jackson Red River Inn (Yaphank) Defying Gravity Revolution (Amityville) Sex And Violence (Carnivore Tribute) / Under The Sun (Black Sabbath Tribute) / Leeds Point Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Rubix Cube / The Bogmen / Glenn Tilbrook Strong's Water Club (Mattituck) East Meets West All Stars Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Rickie Lee Jones Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Live Jazz Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Tommy Lynn (Neil Diamond Tribute) Treme (Islip) Daddy Long Legs Blues Band Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Leslie Odom Jr. NYC/Queens B.B. King’s (NYC) Joe Grushshecky & The Houserockers / A Decade Of Soul Birdland (NYC) The Birdland Big Band Blue Note (NYC) Christian Scott City Winery (NYC) The Fixx Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Clare Bowen / Chris Carmack / Charles Esten / Jonathan Jackson Gin Fizz Harlem Ms. Bluntler Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Jessie’s Girl Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach)

Sunday, August 6

Nassau City Cellar (Westbury) Live Jazz Brunch Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Live Music

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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 Long Beach Boulevard (Long Beach) Schlock Rock MaliBlue (Lido Beach) The Touch Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Live Music North Hempstead Beach Park (Port Washington) Gold Coast Orchestra Tropix (Freeport) Kamellot

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Live Standup Comedy Benefit For Medford Ambulance Company: Nick Tilleli / Mike Keegan / John Consoli / Tim Thomson Amityville Music Hall Kenny Holland • Skyward Story · Sarah Barrios · Lindsay Dunn · Ali B · Taylor Belle Cathedral Pines Park (Middle Island) Jerry Jam 11 (Contact Organizers For Show Times & Specific Band Dates): The Electrix / The Grateful Girls / Reckoning / Halfstep / Jerryjammers / Jam Stampede / Tiger Rose /

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Jellyband / Free Grass Union / The Brother Pluckers / The Rusty String Band / Dawg Star / Dead Ahead Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Open Mic Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Heckscher Park (Huntington)

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Quintet Lake Grove Summer Concert Series Amber Ferrari Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore) J Haus Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Captain Lou / Latin Rhythms Paramount (Huntington) Amos Lee Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam Night With Tom Pekar Revolution (Amityville) TheWar Within / Prevailer / Planetary Alignment / The Fallen Prodigy / Basilisk / Territory Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Inner Roots / Sirius XM's The Coffee House Live Tour Suffolk Theatre (Riverhead) Peter Yarrow / Melanie Treme (Islip) Dave Clive's Nawlins Funk Band Village Green (Stony Brook) Sugar & Spice Band / Christy Jean Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Live Breakfast Music Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Tommy Emmanuel / Rick Price

NYC/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Indigenous / Phil Varca & The SlamJammers Blue Note (NYC) Christian Scott City Winery (NYC) Aaron Neville Duo Ford Amphitheater (Coney Island) Rancid / Dropkick Murphys Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria): Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) The Ancient Jazz Quartet

Monday, August 7

Nassau Edwards Boulevard (Long Beach) Milagro (Santana Tribute) Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Tooty & The Mother Pluckers K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione Mary Jane Davies Green (Manhasset) The New Vintage Swing Band / Conga (Miami Sound Machine Tribute) Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Moonwalker / Alteres / Good Neighbor BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night Crooked Rail (Northport) Vox Populi Acoustic Open Mic With Live Artist Tapings Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Montauk Village Green Green Eyed Lady Mouse Trap Café (Amityville) Live Music Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Shakers Pub (Oakdale) Open Mic Open Mic Comedy Show Shandon Court (East Islip) Musicians Night Hosted By Gil McLean Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic / Donavon Frankenreiter / Matt Grundy 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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Crash Transit K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore August 3 At 7 PM kjfarrells.com (516) 804-9925 This indescribable, musically gifted band – Phil Richards, Pete Cippa, Matt Jones, Harold Skeete, and Rich Zukor – has a particularly good reason to be smiling: This performance will serve as the CD and album release party for their new Are We There Yet?

Troy Ramey Mulcahy's, Wantagh July 28 At 8 PM • muls.com (516) 783-7500 • ticketweb.com This Top 12 finalist from NBC's hit music series “The Voice” makes his Mul's debut, and the Sea Cliff native is unlikely to disappoint: His songs are huge favorites on Spotify and iTunes, and it's clear the best is yet to come for this charismatic singer/songwriter and storyteller.

Jamie Gee Treme, Islip • July 29 At 8 PM tremeislip.com • (631) 277-2008 An area native (and Smithtown High School graduate) who has relocated to Florida, this performance serves as a homecoming as well as a welcome back for an exceptional, multi-facted guitarist who has gone to reach some lofty heights throughout her still-blossoming career. You’ll say “gee” when you hear her play.

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hile the induction started performing it again, and ceremonies for The Rock & the audience seems to love it.” Roll Hall of Fame have lost Berry Gordy is the founder of some steam in terms of Motown Records, launching the interest, The Songwriters careers of Diana Ross, Marvin Hall of Fame induction Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie ceremony, held in New York each Wonder, and countless others. June, keeps gaining momentum Before Gordy founded Motown, because it honors composers from he was a songwriter who across the musical spectrum. worked by day on the Detroit The class of 2017: Chicago has auto assembly lines. Among the been going strong for nearly 50 years pre-Motown hits he wrote or cothanks to its tight brass sound, stellar wrote were Jackie Wilson’s “To vocals, and talented composers Peter Berry Gordy Be Loved” and Marv Johnson’s Cetera, Robert Lamm, and James Pankow. All “You Got What It Takes.” The royalties from those three were to be honored at the Marriott Marquis Top 40 hits provided the seed money for Motown. at this year’s ceremonty, but the bitterness Gordy has received numerous awards in past between Cetera and the remaining members of Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremonies, but most of the group has not lessened in the 32 years since them were in the lifetime achievement category, a Cetera left to pursue a solo career; he didn’t fact that gnawed at him. In his acceptance attend, but Lamm and Pankow did. speech which was peppered with good-natured jabs at the SHOF finally correcting its oversight, Gordy made it clear that he always considered himself first and foremost a songwriter. Trivia: Berry wrote “Money (That’s What I Want),” a hit in 1960 for Barrett Strong later coverws by The Beatles and in tongue-in-cheek style by The Flying Lizards in 1979. It is hard to be considered underrated when you are inducted into any hall of fame, but a good case can be made that the Minneapolis “Harry Truman” was a Top 40 hit for Chicago songwriting and production team of James in 1975 penned by Lamm, who was livid at how “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis fall into that President Richard Nixon both abused power and category. They are best known for producing lied to the American people. Truman, the 33rd Janet Jackson’s catchy 1980s hits. Usher remindPresident known for his plain-speaking candor, ed us of those times when he performed “Let’s passed away three years earlier. On the red Wait Awhile” before making his tribute speech. carpet, Lamm talked about reviving the song live Harris and Lewis performed “Human,” a hit for because of the current political climate:“It’s funny “new wave” group Human League in 1986. that you should ask that, because we have The Songwriters Hall of Fame bestows The

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Arts Announcements Lollipops For Breakfast

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Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Peforming Arts Center, Oakdale Through August 15; (631) 218-2100; cmpac.com The stage adaptation of the hit film that ushered out the disco era. Young Frankenstein Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts Through August 20; smithtownpac.org; (631) 724-3700 Put on “The Ritz” with this stage adaptation of one of Mel Brooks’ funniest films.

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

Concerts The 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. Hobbies Long Island Auto Replica Society Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center, Centereach Third Thursday of each month at 7 pm; (516) 884-2270; (631) 946-6335 L.I.A.R.S. meetings are open to anyone with an interest in building scale models of automobiles. Call for more information and meeting dates.

Patty Blount

Books Patty Blount Book Revue, Huntington August 4 at 7 pm; (631) 271-1442; bookrevue.com This returning author will speak and sign copies of her new novel, The Way It Hurts. Comedy 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.

Theater Children's Theatre Series NYCB Theatre At Westbury Throughout summer, Tuesdays at 11 am; thetheatreatwestbury.com; (516) 247-5200 The popular annual children's shows will feature You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (July 25) and Shrek: The Musical (August 1). Aladdin & The Lamp Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Through August 10; (631) 928-9100; theatrethree.com This classic children's tale comes to life with an array of perfomances on this famed stage. Saturday Night Fever: The Musical

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The Abba musical features Broadway superstar Patrick Cassidy (pictured bottom) as Sam.

Photos provided by area arts groups and organizations; Patty Blount by Dan Demetriad

Ragtime Broadhollow Theater, Elmont August 5 through 20; (516) 775-4420; broadhollow.org BroadHollow Theatre Company: The sweeping musical portrait of early 20th Century America. Bye Bye Birdie BayWay Arts Center, East Islip Through July 30; (631) 581-2700; broadhollow.org BroadHollow Theatre Company: You better be sincere and make your way to Broadway's first rock & roll musical. Grease John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Through August 27; (631) 261-2900; engemantheatre.com Engeman Theatre: The rockin' theatre classic. Lollipops For Breakfast Flushing Town Hall July 30 at 11 am & 2 pm; flushingtownhall.org; (718) 463-7700 A family show: You can’t have lollipops for breakfast – but Sylvie decides she’s going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own lollipop from scratch.

Hairspray Westbury Manor August 2 at 1:15 pm; (516) 599-6870 Plaza Theatrical Productions: A fully staged production of the Broadway musical comedy classic. Intimate Apparel Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor Through July 30; (631) 725-9500; baystreet.org This production of Pultizer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's play

Intimate Apparel

features Kelly McCreary (“Grey's Anatomy,” pictured above). The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, Dix Hills August 10 through 13; ftc.edu; (631) 656-2110 This musical comedy was the recipient of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Book. Madagascar The Showplace At Bellmore Movies July 27 at 1 pm and August 3 at 10:15 am; (516) 599-6870; plazatheatrical.com Plaza Theatrical Productions: The classic film’s animal pals comes to life in this lavish musical.

Sweeney Todd Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts July 29 through August 20; (516) 868-6400 The Demon Barber of Fleet Street returns in one of the most unique musicals ever staged. Mamma Mia! Gateway Playhouse At Patchogue Theater Through August 5; (631) 286-1133; the gateway.org

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Hot Artists & Events Rocking The Area Scene Photos provided by the artists or their representatives and area venues; Bridgehampton Benefit photos provided by Rick Eberle Public Relations

The Huntington Folk Festival: 12 Years Of Roots & Memories

This year's Huntington Folk Festival – presented by The Folk Music Society of Huntington on Saturday, July 29 from noon to 6 pm, with evening concerts beginning at 8 pm at Heckscher Park – will offer one of the biggest arrays of regional and local talent the history of what has become one of Long Island’s most popular roots music events. Here are the lineups for this year's free concerts: Noon to 6 pm brings open mics, unplugged showcases, and song swaps near two tents on the lawn near The Chapin Rainbow The Mammals Stage, all featuring local and regional performers. Artists will include (in alphabetical order): Clint Alphin, Alexis von Aulock, Emily Barnes, Tucker Bickell, Bill Buttner, Peter Calo, Chris J. Connolly, Greg Cornell, Vincent Cross, Karen Dahlstrom, Folkapotamus, Marci Geller, Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle, He-Bird She-Bird, Gina Holsopple, Josh Joffen, Susan Kane, Judy Kass, Colleen Kattau, Rorie Kelly, Ray Lambiase, Christine Mara Levine, Lori Llyn, Annie Mark, Stuart Markus, Sweeney Catherine Miles & Jay Mafale (The YaYas), Lois Morton, Emily Mure, Nico Padden, Steven Pelland, Katherine Rondeau, John Sonntag, Hank Stone, Christine Sweeney, Gina Holsopple Sweet Little Bloodhound, Toby Tobias, and The Whispering Tree. More artists Nico are to be announced in the Padden coming days; log on to acousticmusicscene.com, fmsh.org, and huntingtonarts.org for updates and schedules for this year’s Festival. After a dinner break, two more concerts: 8 pm brings Alice Howe and Mike Tedesco on The Chapin Rainbow Stage, followed by Sarah Lee Guthrie and The Mammals at 8:30 pm. For complete information and updates, log on to fmsh.org.

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Fairy Tales & Rock & Roll Legends: The Jordanaires & Golis Meet Cinderella

Long Island songwriters Bill and Ted Golis have composed a new song that was recently released – and this time, the multi-genre songsmiths have written a unique mashup of a fairy tale and a traditional music form with “The Cinderella Polka.” The song features Country Music Hall Of Famers The Jordanaires – the legendary vocal group that served as Elvis Presley's backup singers – as well as The Henry Golis Orchestra. Bill and Ted Golis had actually written the song years ago, but recently decided to use the song and issue it as a single. The Jordanaires previously recorded with Henry Golis for the album Henry Golis Presents Good Music With Friends, as well as the album Friends Of Henry Golis Wish You A Merry Christmas With The Jordanaires. The new recording was mixed and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Fred Guarino of Tiki Recording Studios in Glen Cove, while the CD cover was designed by Ann-dee, a recording artist in her own right. “The Cinderella Polka” is now available at CDBaby and iTunes, and on the Spotify streaming service.

“The Children Matter,” this Sophie year’s Bridgehampton Benefit Simmons charity event benefiting MATTER and The Starkey Hearing Foundation, is Saturday, July 29 at 6 pm at The Southampton Arts Center. Those attending will have an opportunity to enjoy “meet and greets” with celebrities – including Gene Simmons of Kiss, Sophie Simmons of “Country Crush,” and the Long Island-based national sensation Sal Valentinetti – but also take part in an art auction, watch a fashion show, and enjoy more attractions. This event is a collaborative initiative between MATTER & The Starkey Hearing Foundation, both of which strive to improve the lives of thousands of children by expanding access to health and giving the gift of hearing. Monies raised will be used to fund schools, hospitals, and clinics; to implement educational programs to children who are deaf and hard of hearing; Gene Simmons and more. For More Info and tickets, visit BridgeHamptonBenefit.com or Facebook.com/Gala631. For more info on The Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit StarkeyHearingFoundation.org. For more on MATTER, visit Matter.ngo. Good Times Magazine - July 25 - August 7, 2017 • 21


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An In-Depth Look At The Hottest Area Artists

Their Rock Opera Is A Winning Gamble

Who: UniversalDice, an ambitious, veteran group with a progressive rock sound, recently released their fourth studio album on Infidels Records – entitled birth, love, hate, death – which, as reported by the band, ranks as their second rock opera. The group is comprised of Gerry Dantone (vocals), Bob Barcus (guitar), Eddie Canova (bass), and newest members Walt Sargent and Vincent Crici (keyboards). The Artists & Their Sound: From their official bio: “Infidels Records artists UniversalDice(.com) is a most unique band; just beneath the surface of their accessible, melodic and beautifully played and arranged modern/classic rock sound lies an ambitious and rich lyrical content that challenges pop music orthodoxy. There are few bands that not only make you think, and take you to another place musically, but can also force you to re-think what was once taken for granted. The songs, written and produced by Gerry Dantone, are always relevant, usually intensely emotional, and often unique in the rock music arena. At the same time, their memorable melodies recall the qualities admired in The Who, The Beatles, Green Day, and The Killers … Songwriter, singer, and political and philosophical writer/activist Gerry Dantone has perfected a style that is first and foremost humanistic, but also coherent, provocative and multi-layered. In addition, the band's primary themes are as big as they get – life and death, meaning and purpose. No other band is as prepared to tackle these subjects as UniversalDice.” To Obtain The New Album & Learn More About The Artists: birth, love, hate, death, and the earlier UniversalDice albums – My Name is Thomas..." (1998), mostly True Stories (2000), Out Of Many, One" (2005) – are available wherever music is sold in both digital and CD formats, including Spotify, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and the UniversalDice website. For more information: universaldice.com. 22 • Good Times Magazine - July 25 - August 7, 2017

visible like they used to be, at least not in my line of vision). At press time, the #3 hit proves the Bieber theory, as he charts again on “I'm The One," which is officially credited to the incredibly popular DJ Kalid. Halsey was at #4 with "Now Or Never," and teen idol Shawn Mendes hit #5 with "There's Nothin' Holding Me,’ which gives us an idea of the

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Sour Is Sweet: I spend so much time here dwelling on the “good old days” that I find myself ignoring the good new days: I snapped out of that trance when I decided to listen to Hydrograd, the new album from Stone Sour, a band that has apparently been around for quite a while that I have

Stone Sour remained blissfully ignorant of. Now I'm their number-one groupie; the album draws on ’70s and ’80s hard rock at its finest while being very much in touch with the here and now. One track, “Fabuless,” has become my play-it-over-and-over again jam track, and I find myself entranced by their ardent and absorbing YouTube videos – and thankfully, there's a lot of them. I've found my new fave rave rock & roll band, new to me, but maybe not to you. Now I'm off to do more exploring! Summer Hits: Since we're being so very current this time around, let's look at the pop charts! The big record of the summer (and possibly this year) is "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber with Fonsi Luis and Daddy Yankee, which has been #1 on the singles chart for weeks. This makes two things abundantly clear: Bieber is one of the biggest stars of this decade, and Hispanic rhythms and themes are as big as hip hop in the mainstream Top 40. "Stay" by Zedd and Cara Alessia is also heard constantly on Z100 and WBLI, and Zedd has become a chart mainstay. Alessia has as well (sadly, if I walked past them on the street, I'd have no idea who they are; current pop stars are just not

completely passive, mid-tempo wallpaper tunes that will follow you around on the beaches this summer. One song lyric keeps springing into mind: "Rock & roll was nowhere to be found" ("Death To Disco," 1977). Spaning The Globe: Congratulations to Ginger Coyote on the 40th anniversary of Punk Globe, which began as a West Coast print publication and continues to rule the roost worldwide as the eminent voice of all

things punk – musically, politically, and elsewise. A tremendous amount of work goes into this monthly endeavor, and I'm quite proud to be a frequent contributor. Give us 40 more, Ginger!

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Kelsea Ballerini:

‘Legends’ Before The Fall

Continuing her climb as country’s newest female superstar, Long Island favorite Kelsea Ballerini has released the video for her new single, “Legends,” bringing Ballerini’s tale of “crazy, tragic, epic” love to life as a short film. Directed by Jeff Venable, the clip unveils a couple’s entire romantic history – from the first stolen glances to its tear-jerking conclusion, with all their tender triumphs and surprises in between. “Legends” is the first taste of Ballerini’s second album, with

Haley Reinhart

more details about the project coming soon. It follows the success of Ballerini’s debut album, The First Time, which landed inside the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart and spawned three consecutive #1 singles with “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” and “Peter Pan.” For more information, visit KelseaBallerini.com, and reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Ha H al le ey y R Re ei in nh ha ar rt t: :

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An unfortunate recent headline hasn’t slowed her down: On September 22, Haley Reinhart will release What’s That Sound?, her debut release for Concord

Records. The new album features 11 renditions of classic songs from the 1960s, as well as three original tracks from Reinhart. A vocalist who started singing in her parents’ rock band when she was just seven, Reinhart purposely honed in on songs originally released between 1966 and 1969. "There is an undeniable connection between the late ’60s and now,” said Reinhart. “They're both turbulent, yet hopeful times. As I thought of what songs I'd like to reinterpret, I wanted to bring these similarities to the forefront. I also feel the urge to spread the revolutionary idea of people coming together through love and music.” Among the classis Reinhart covers on the new album are “Baby, It’s You,” “Oh! Darling,” “Sunny Afternoon,” “Words Of Love,” “These Boots Were Made For Walkin’,” “Time Of The Season,” and more.

Geri Allen:

"The jazz comShania munity will never Twain be the same with the loss of one of our geniuses, Geri Allen. Her virtuosity and musicality are unparalleled," said Carrington. "I will miss my sister and friend, but I am thankful for all of the music she made and all of the incredible experiences we had together for over 35 years. She is a true original – a one of kind –never to be forgotten.” For more information, visit GeriAllen.com.

Photos: Kelsea Ballerini courtesy Black River Entertainment; Chris Hillman by Larry Stoll; Shania Twain courtesy Country Music Hall Of Fame; Geri Allen by Rob Davidson

A Jazz Star’s Storied Life

Pianist, composer, and educator Geri Allen died on June 27 from complications of cancer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had recently celebrated her 60th birthday. Hailed as one of the most accomplished pianists and educators of her time, Allen's most recent position was as Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She was especially proud of performing with pianist McCoy Tyner for the last two years, and was also part of two recent trios: ACS (Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding) and The MAC Power Trio with David Murray and Carrington.

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A Hall Of Fame Exhibit

Shania Twain is being honored by The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville in an exhibi-

Geri Allen

Chris Hillman:

Petty-Produced New Disc

Chris Hillman, a founding member of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and The Desert Rose Band, will release Bidin' My Time – his first studio album in more than a decade – on Septmember 22. Tom Petty produced the album at his studio in Southern California; Herb Pedersen served as executive producer on the Rounder release. Featured performers and guests on the recording include Byrds co-founders David Crosby and Roger McGuinn; Desert Rose Band alumni Pedersen, John Jorgenson, and Jay Dee Maness; Petty and fellow Heartbreakers Mike Campbell, Steve Ferrone, and Benmont Tench; Mark Fain, Josh Jové, and Gabe Witcher. The album kicks off with a new recording of "The Bells of Rhymney."

tion, “Rock This Country,” that opened and June 30 and runs through next year. “It’s an honor to be a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibitions for 2017,” said Twain. “Being able to re-visit favorite costumes, photographs, and memories from my career has been a special feeling, especially as Chris this year will see a Hillman new stage for me with a brand new album! I’m very excited to have these important creative moments on display.” Personal memorabilia, photos, awards and stage props help tell the story of Twain’s life in music. Learn more at countrymusichof on Facebook. Good Times Magazine - July 25 - August 7, 2017 • 23


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