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The Fast Lane (Eagles Tribute) Treme, Islip October 7 at 8 PM • (631) 277-2008 Another top tribute comes to Treme: This exceptionally busy Eagles-based band has performed everywhere from major theaters to popular club venues in the past few months. At Treme, as everywhere else, you can expect every hit the country rock legends ever recorded, including “Take It Easy, “Take It To The Limit, “Life In The Fast Lane,” and all the other AM classics. Drive (The Cars Tribute) K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore October 6 at 7 PM (516) 804-9925 Singer Mary Beth Cronin thrills audiences with her transformation into the persona of Ric Ocasek, while Darren Gallagher and Richard Honoski (gutiars and vocals), Cosmo Lo Cricchio (keyboards NS Vocals), Billy Reutlinger (bass and vocals), and Jay Sharkey (drums and vocals) take on the music of not only The Cars, but more '80s rock superstars as well.

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Chelsea Takami Band The Lounge At The Space At Westbury October 19 at 7 PM • (516) 283- 5566 More rising stars: The Chelsea Takami Band is original, and the songs vary in genre – rock, country pop, reggae, and subtle hints of R&B and hip hop. The band: Takami, James Gallagher, Johnny Nagle, and Ryan McCloskey. Takami's new album will soon be released; get a taste of it at this show.

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Hot Films: Fall Film Series Continues In Westhampton Beach

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Centers' “Fall Film Series” is now underway for the season, with several world cinema releases on the schedule. Year By The Sea, starring Karen Allen (Animal House) and S. Epatha Merkerson (NBC’s “Law & Order”), just ended a successful run – and coming up on the schedule are such acclaimed movies from around the globe as Viceroy's House, starring Hugh Bonnevillle an Gillian Anderson (October 6 through 8), and The Unknown Girl, directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (from France, October 13 through 15). Learn more and find out about WHBPC's Film Society memberships at or call (631) 288-1500.

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RVC Music Academy’s Open House The new RVC Music Academy in Rockville Centre is offering an open on house Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8 for those who want ot continue their music educations. It's an opportunity to explore the facility, meet the teachers, see live performances and tutorials, and more. Learn about RVC's Spin DJ program; find out about lessons for guitar, piano, voice, bass, and more; and meet instructors in very style and type of music you can think of. RVC Music Academy is at 202 Merrick Road; info is at (631) 608-8858. Learn more at

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Long Island Cars’ Big October Event The next Long Island Cars car show and swap meet of the 2017 season will be Sunday, October 15 from 8 am to 5 pm at Flowerfields Fairgrounds in St. James. The organization offers these popular shows for automobile enthusiasts during the summer and fall. A huge array of automobiles from the 1950s through today will be on display, including custom cars, street rods, exotics, muscle cars, and more. Hundreds of vendors will be on site, and car enthusiasts can buy, trade, sell, or swap parts, literature, and accessories. Show or sell your collectible car with admission; get the full scoop by calling (631) 567-5898 or by logging on to


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Scotty McCreery Jeneve Rose Mitchell Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center October 21 at 8 PM (631) 288-1500 Big time country music returns to Westhampton Beach as this pair of “American Idol” alums grace the stage at one of the region’s most beautiful showplaces. McCreery is currently touring in support of his hot new single, “Five More Minutes,” and he'll bring the rest of his hits along – as will Mitchell, the self-described “Rocky Mountain Hillbilly Girl” who took America by storm following her TV debut.

Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Suffolk Theater, Riverhead October 15 at 7:30 PM • (631) 727-4343 One of the greatest singers of the rock era, Cavaliere returns to the area with a list of hits that made him a Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer, including “It's A Beautiful Morning,” “Good Lovin',” “Groovin',” and so many more we can't list them all here. Silent Sky Adelphi University Performing Arts Center October 3 through 8 • (516) 877-4927 A play featuring the students of the Adephi University Department of Theatre, written by Lauren Gunderson.

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The Great Dane & More In Bayside A pair of show business legends – Robert Klein and Chita Rivera – appear on Sunday, October 8 at 3 pm at Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Bayside. Tickets and info: and (718) 631-6311. Also: An area legend in pop and R&B singer Taylor Dane (“Tell It To My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back”) on Saturday, October 14 at 8 pm; Maxine Nightingale opens.

Chris Monty Kevin Israel and directed by Marlee Koenigsberg. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Chris Monty Rockville Centre October 14 at 7 PM • Kevin Israel (516) 678-5000 Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Rockville For the longest time, we've hinted that the Centre charismatic Monty might be Long Island's October 14Chris at 7 PM favorite standup at this time – and we might be (516) 678-5000 right: Thislongest night of comedy be the setting For the time, we'vewill hinted that the for acharismatic live standupChris comedy taping. thing Island's we're Monty mightOne be Long sure of: See Monty once and you'll discover favorite standup at this time – and we mightwhy be audiences flock to see him again and again.

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The Sports Of Kings In Queens: Exhibit At Flushing Town Hall Hands-on oyster tasting and a shucking class will be offered on October 5 at 8 pm at Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Company's An exhibition, “The Sport Of Kings In Queens: Celebrating Long Island City market; information and tickets: 350 Years Of Thoroughbred or (718) 472-2040. Learn about oysters and learn how to properly and safely shuck them, as well as about Horse Racing,” will be featured beginning October 8 how oysters are grown, what affects an oyster's flavor, and at both Flushing Town Hall how to truly taste and enjoy the nuances of oysters. and The Queens Historical Beverages by Bluepoint Brewing Co. and light snacks will be Society. This exhibit relates available; oysters, oyster knives, gloves, and towels are the history of thoroughbred horse available for purchase after class. racing in Queens and what it’s mean to modern culture. An opening reception is October 8 at 2:30 pm at Kingsland Homestead. For more information: (718) 463-7700 or log on to

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Robert Klein Chita Rivera Queensborough Peforming Arts Center, Bayside October 8 at 3 PM • (718) 631-6311 What a pairing: The influential Broadway and cabaret legend Rivera along with Klein, the “Child Of The ‘50s” whose hip humor changed the world during the 1970s, on the same stage on the same on the same afternoon. It’s the perfet antidote for the post-summer blues – and a perfect show for audiences of any age.

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Colin Hay Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington October 18 at 7:30 PM (516) 767-6444 This longtime rock vocalist and songwriter – the former frontman of Australia's Men At Work – has done what few others who leave top bands can: Continuing a headlining career for years after the AM hits stopped coming. Hay remains a pleasing performer and an influential songwriter, with his works used in an array of TV and film productions.

Herbie Hancock Tilles Center, Greenvale October 5 at 8 PM (516) 299-2752 Awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, this innovative musician and composer is always at the forefront of jazz music. He'll be backed by an incredible band, featuring Vinnie Colaiuta on drums; James Genus on bass; and Terrace Martin on saxophone and keyboards.

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Freeport Arts Council: ‘Arty Party’ Honors Area Greats Michael

The Arts Council at Freeport is hosting its “Arty Party” celebration on Sunday, “Eppy” October 8 at 1 pm at The Freeport Yacht Club. The three awardees for 2017: Epstein Jude Schanzer, who will be presented with The Arts Recognition Tribute (ARTY) Award; Michael “Eppy” Epstein will be the recipient of The Champion of the Arts Award; and folk singer Caroline Doctorow will receive The Alexander Schanzer Memorial Smart with Art Award for arts professionals. Schanzer is currently the director of public relations and programming at The East Meadow Public Library. As a professional director, an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Rutgers, and now in her current position, she spends her professional life working to garner respect for artists, highlight the importance of the arts, and show that all art forms and artists are conduits for education. Schanzer has received The LI Arts Council's Outstanding Advocate for the Arts Award, The Visionary Award from the Caroline Doctorow Friends of the Hempstead Plains, and is recognized as an Essential Partner by The Long Island Writers' Guild. “We are thrilled that Jude will be receiving our LI Arts Council’s Arty Award,” said executive director Laurence Dresner. “It’s long overdue.” Epstein is a music promoter and owner of Roslyn’s legendary My Father’s Place. “Eppy” nurtured some of rock’s most important performers and bands at the club, including Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Billy Joel, The Police, The Go-Gos, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Blondie, and Talking Heads, as well as thenunknown comics such as Eddie Murphy, Andy Kaufman, and Billy Crystal. Epstein was the only major club owner in the United States to regularly recognize the importance of reggae, booking virtually every major genre act, which helped to bring the genre into the mainstream. “We’re positively delighted that ‘Eppy’ will be receiving this award,” said Dresner. “We expect a huge turnout, and are looking forward to an impromptu jam session by all the musicians who want to come and honor ‘Eppy’.” Doctorow has been compared to Nanci Griffith and Judy Collins, and recently released Raven GirlRetrospective Vol. One, her latest Americana/folk album with Narrow Lane Records, produced by Pete Kennedy. It traces Doctorow's 25-year career as a folksinger, songwriter, and record producer. She has released 11 solo albums, all of which continue to receive airplay on folk and Americana stations. She has performed and/or recorded with a variety of prominent performers, including Nanci Griffith, Tom Paxton, John Sebastian, Annie Golden, Eric Weissberg, Pete and Maura Kennedy, Julie Gold, Christine Lavin, and Hugh Prestwood. In addition, she is the daughter of author E.L. Doctorow. The Arts Council has served Freeport and its surrounding communities since 1974, committed to the idea that the power of the arts is to touch the mind and enrich the soul of the individual and community through advocacy and education. Tickets to the “Arty Party” brunch are available on the Art Council's website at There are also opportunities to purchase program ads to honor these recipients. For additional information, write the Arts Council at, or call them at (516) 223-2522.


‘Ronkonkomo’: Roach's Tribute To ... Well, You Know

With his role as “Mott” opposite Kevin James in CBS’ sitcom “Kevin Can Wait” now back for the season, comic Chris Roach recently stepped into another realm: He’s issued a parody song and video, “Ronkokomo.” Based on the classic Beach Boys 1989 hit, the song is Roach’s ode to the town and the greater Long Island and New York communities he loves. The comic is seen hopping from a Long Island Railroad car to a boat, cruising The Long Island Sound to The Montauk Lighthouse, Lake Ronkonkoma, and New York City. Beginning in the classic Beach Boys tones, Roach belts: “.... Key Largo, Montego ... ah, forget that! You know where I really want to go? Off the Long Island Sound there’s a place called Ronkonkomo, that’s where you want to go to get away from it all.” It’s all all guided by the refrain: “Penn Station, Jamaica, ooooh I want to take ya / Mineola, then Hicksville, come on baby, sit still / Farmingdale, then Deer Park, ooooh ya know we’re almost at Ronkonkomo! / We’ll take the train ’cause the expressway’s slow.” It’s on YouTube.

isa Fischer & Grand Baton, fast becoming a dominant new force in the new era of hybrid original music, debuts on Sunday, October 15 at 7 pm at The Landmark On Main Street in Port Washington. Tickets and information: and (516) 767-6444. Fischer and her band, Grand Baton, first set out on tour in 2014. Their music is an organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul, and African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms, and classical

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A New/Old Star & A Hot Night At The Landmark On Main Street influences. In performance, they re-invent songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones, as well as Fischer’s own new original tunes.

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After decades bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, Fischer is emerging as a popular interpreter of classic rock songs. She emerged from New York's studio scene in the early 1980s and became session singer royalty. Her career revolved around supporting other artists, including her mentor Luther Vandross, and a constellation of music legends including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Bobby McFerrin, Grover Washington, Patti LaBelle, and other major recording artists.

Fischer joined The Rolling Stones on tour for the first time for their 1989 Steel Wheels tour; she graced their stage for 26 years. The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Fishcher's musical journey. Featuring clips of her 1991 Grammywinning R&B hit "How Can I Ease The Pain" and her duet with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter," the film left audiences eager to see and hear more.


aty Perry kicked off her 51-date North American “Witness: The Tour” at Montreal’s Bell Centre on September 19 (photos from opening night are featured here) – and the tour continiues locally with a second show at Madison Square Garden on October 6, and an October 11 date at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tickets for all shows are at Perry’s tour is a feast for the eyes and ears, much like the artist herself: “Witness: The


Two Weeks Of Conquering New York

Tour” is an imaginative trip from outer space to inner space, from the planets to the bottom of our oceans, and a musical journey through Perry’s biggest milestones and mega-hits right up to her latest album. The dramatically original staging means that there isn’t a bad seat in the house when Katy brings out her band and dancers, along with all the bells and whistles. The tour’s staging, in that light, was so imaginitive that the September 19 Montreal opening date was actually later than the original tour events were set up in order to accommodate the complexity of the scope and enormous scale of this tour. "Due to unavoidable production delays, major elements of my tour stage design could

not be available for me to rehearse on until this week,” said Perry during August. “I’ll be spending the next few weeks taking the time to properly prepare the show to be an experience I am proud to share with you. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but hope everyone who sees the show will agree it was worth the wait ... All the rescheduled dates are listed on" Noah Cyrus is the opener for the tour during the New York shows and through November 1; his spot will be taken by Purity Ring (November 7 through December 20) and Carly Rae Jepsen (January 5 through February 5). “Witness: The Tour” is Perry’s first run since the sold-out 151-date “Prismatic

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World Tour,” which concluded in 2015. Perry has set records for streaming and solo artist record sales, and is the most-followed person globally on Twitter; her videos continually rank at #1 upon their releases.


onny Lang, returning to the area after a long absence, performs on October 19 at The Paramount in Huntington; the coveted “Founder’s Room Afterparty” applies for this performance. Tickets are now on sale; log on to for information, or call (631) 673-7300. Lang is a man on a mission; his new album, Signs, is now out via Concord Records, and it’s the blues/rock artist’s first in four years. Starting off the record with a juke joint stomp, “Make It Move” is Lang’s story about going to the mountain rather than waiting for it to come to you.

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His Own Brand Of Blues At The Paramount

“There have been times in my life where I thought something would take care of itself, when I should have put some effort forth to help it happen,” said Lang. “Being proactive has been a weak spot for me, and the song is about doing your part to get things moving.” Fan can download “Make It Move” for free via Jonny’s website at It is hard to believe that at only 36 years old, Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15 — an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lie To Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues

prodigies floating around in the late nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of five albums.

What began as a bluesy sound, influenced by Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy, evolved over those recordings into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music. Lang’s distinctive, blues-inflected licks appeared on every album, but became but one element in a career of passionately sung and tightly arranged songs.

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The new film Battle Of The Sexes is a dramatization of the September 20, 1973 tennis match between 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, a Wimbledon champion who reveled in playing the male chauvinist by constantly

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putting down women’s tennis, and the 29-yearold star Billie Jean King, then in her prime. King has long called her match with Riggs the most important of her career. The filmmakers and stars from the film attended a press conference at Arthur Ashe Stadium before the start of the 2017 US Open women’s finals. The inimitable Howard Cosell was a key part of the ABC telecast, which to this day remains the most-watched sporting event that wasn’t MIchael a Super Bowl. I asked co- Conforto directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris why they inserted actual footage of Howard Cosell calling the match instead of using an actor; Dayton admitted that it wouldn’t have been difficult to cast someone to play the sportscaster, but that whenever he saw anyone trying to portray Cosell, it was always a distracting caricature.

Bowling With Bob Smith

LIGBT Off & Running: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) season is now underway – and the season's first tournament (as well as the $1,000 first prize) was won by Lisa LaGuarino of North Bellmore, who led the second squad on the challenging Autobahn oil pattern and pretty much dominated straight through to the championship match at AMF Garden City Bowl. It was the talented left hander's second LIGBT championship to date … The summer season for the LIGBT came to a close as Andre Johnson of Port Chester won $2,000 at the LIGBT's match play championship on September 3 at AMF Babylon Lanes; Johnson emerged as the winner of the tournament shot on the Boardwalk oil pattern. The season's next tournaments will be October 6 and 8 with a special four-squad event at Strike 10 in Deer Park, and October 20 and 22 with the annual fall major at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park. Learn how to get involved in these enjoyable handicap tourna-

Dayton also noted that although Cosell was known for being a liberal (as evidenced by his defense of Muhammad Ali both when the boxer changed his name from Cassius Clay, and when he applied for a waiver from military service on the basis of being a conscientious objector), Cosell was a product of his times. A lot of Cosell’s commentary during the match contained a lot of what most of would consider to be sexist statements by 2017 standards; Dayton and Faris didn’t want moviegoers to think that a screenwriter was putting words into the mouth of an actor portraying arguably the most controversial sportscaster in history. King surprised many at the press conference by stating that she never watched a replay of that historic ABC telecast until 25 years later. She was shocked by a lot of what Cosell said that night, whichfrankly did not raise an eyebrow at the time. When New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto dislocated his shoulder by swinging at a pitch, it was deemed an unusual injury by even Mets standards. General

manager Sandy Alderson told me that Conforto may have had an undiagnosed weakening of his shoulders from an injury he suffered playing high school football in Seattle. Calling a game where the outcome has long

ments by calling (877) 900-6464, or log on to PBA News & Notes: With the GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling IX, just a few weeks away, the early entry list is closing in on the WSOB record for international representation with PBA members from 19 countries already on the roster, just four shy of the record set last year in Reno. More than 120 entries are already on file from bowlers representing Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, and Venezuela, as well as the United States. Ramon Hilferink will be the first bowler from The Netherlands to bowl in the World Series. WSOB IX will begin on November 7, and conclude with a series of finals November 18 and 19 for delayed telecast on ESPN (all of the finals will be live-streamed on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app). The World Series, open exclusively to PBA members, will include the PBA Cheetah, Chameleon, Scorpion and Shark animal pattern events, all leading into the PBA World Championship. The multi-event

program also will include a USA vs. The World team match featuring the five top U.S. and five top international qualifiers based on composite scores from the four animal pattern events, and the 2017 World Bowling Tour Men’s and Women’s Finals, presented by the PBA, which will feature the three leaders in competition points from a global series of tournaments in each gender division. – Bill Vint, PBA A Legend's Legacy: As a tribute to his grandfather, PBA member Andy Varipapa II of

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Battle Of The Sexes been decided is never an easy thing for any broadcaster, so here’s to SNY's Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez, who get credit for making the most of a Mets’ 9-1 loss to the Phillies a couple of weeks ago. Instead of concentrating on a dreary and meaningless game, the broacasters spent the last few innings examining baseball cards from the past, and saluting such less than Hall of Fame players as Mike Vail and Frank Duffy. When Cohen came across a card for onetime lightPhotos: Website courtesy PBA, LLC; Lisa Laguarino by Bob Smith

Brookeville, Maryland, has created a comprehensive website (, pictured here) that chronicles the life of the legendary showman and trick shot artist from the 1930s until his death in 1984 at age 93. Although Varipapa was 68 when the PBA was founded, his passion for the organization and the sport is clearly outlined in his grandson’s extensive collection of articles, photos, testimonials and more. A lengthy interview with Varipapa II, conducted during the 2016 PBA Xtra Frame Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic, is included in PBA’s Xtra Frame archives. – Bill Vint, PBA

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hitting Mets utility infielder Leo Foster, he made a grimace and dismissively flipped it out of the booth; it was great television. Hurricane Irma forced The Tampa Bay Rays to move their three-game series with The New York Yankees from Tropicana Field to Citi Field. The change in venue meant that former Met Lucas Duda got an unexpected chance to revisit his old stomping grounds. Duda was thrilled that the Mets clubhouse staff gave him his old corner locker for the three games, and that he harbored no bitterness towards the Mets. “I understand the business side of the game,” he told me in the dugout before the first game of the series. Duda also gave a hearty endorsement to his successor, Dominic


Smith (“He’s going to be a special player”), but added that Mets fans may have to be patient with both Smith and rookie shortstop Amed Rosario. The NHL hosted a press conference at Citi Field to announce that the annual New Year’s Day Winter Classic would be at the baseball stadium, which will pit The New York Rangers against The Buffalo Sabres. Flushing Meadows has been frequently bandied about as a potential home for a new arena for The New York Islanders, so I asked NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman why they were not asked to participate in the Winter Classic. Bettman, to his credit, was rather candid as he said that while the Islanders are a valuable member of the NHL community, he had to take the needs of his television network partner, NBC, and league corporate sponsors into account. Bettman was diplomatically stating the obvious: The Islanders have conducted themselves in a rinky dink, second-rate manner since their early 1980s Stanley Cup glory days. The cold reality, however, is that the Islanders need the exposure of playing in the NHL’s most viewed regular season game far more than the Rangers do. The Islanders are on borrowed time in their current arena, Barclays Center,

Photos: Michael Conforts, Barclays Center by Bob Smith; Keith Hernandez by slgckgc (CC)

which has poorly maintained ice and wasn’t built with hockey in mind. Politicians aren’t going to lift a finger to help a sports team that only a relatively few diehards care about. The team's most important player, center John Tavares, is in the last year of his contract. Watching the Isles get snubbed for a marquee game in which they should have been involved only adds doubt about whether he will re-sign with the team. Islanders managing partner Jon Ledecky has to be livid about his franchise being left out of the NHL’s biggest annual party being held in his old backyard. The Breeders Cup will be held just north of San Diego at Del Mar. Mets outfielder Travis Taijeron, who is from San Diego, offers a travel tip for those wanting to do something exotic such as tacking on a trip to the Mexican beach towns of Puerto Vallarta or Cabo San Lucas: “Just bring your passport and walk across the Tijuana border, and the airport is right there. The flights within Mexico are dirt cheap.”

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Make Your Plans Now For These Huge Events

The B-52s The Paramount, Huntington October 5 at 8 PM • (631) 673-7300 They're back – and this year, Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, and Kate Pierson make their yearly area pilgrimage to Long Island at this popular Huntington hotspot. Wilson has a new solo album coming out, the first full-length of her career; expect a tune from that disc as well as all the hits that have made these rock legends, perhaps, the greatest party band ever.

Photos: Halestorm courtesy Atlantic Records, by Jake Giles Netters;

Little Anthony & The Imperials


The Space At Westbury Theater October 8 at 7:30 PM (800) 745-3000 It’s time for yet another ‘Storm, but this is the best kind: This year's “Halloween Scream” features the dynamic guitarist Lzzy Hale and what might be the hottest band in America at this writing. They've been touring following the release of their third EP of choicely chosen covers, ReAniMate 3.0, and continue to earn new fans with each rocking concert they deliver. Don’t take it from us; fans around the country as well as area legends such as Richard Neer (the former FM deejay who is now a sportscaster on WFAN 660) have raved about this band after seeing them for the first time, so it’s high time you see them before they’re headlining the sheds.

Little Anthony & The Imperials The Spinners NYCB Theatre at Westbury October 8 at 6 PM • (516) 334-0800 So you want some hits? Lots of hits? These legendary R&B acts have charted about as many as we can count. The Spinners' “Rubberband Man” and “I'll Be Around” are still ubiquitous on the radio, while Anthony's “Tears On My Pillow” and “Goin' Out Of My Head” set the standard for smooth soul for decades to come – and that's just a sample of the hits this double bill is responsible for.

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Jazz & Blues

Fulton's Landing – In The Blues: You may have heard on on local radio spots in recent weeks; perhaps you read about him in major music magazines or websites. There's little question that Robert Fulton – who was born in Long Island – is a hot blues artist at present; just a few days ago, he and his band, The Lost Soul Gypsies, tore the roof off at The Triad in New York City, the type of rare, high-profile booking that most emerging music artists only dream of taking part in. It's all probably thanks to his soon-to-be-released new album, Witness, which fans of everyone from Joe Bonamassa to B.B. King will likely find becoming part of their music libraries. Now relocated to Manhattan, Fulton, who is as gifted a singer as he is a guitarist and songwriter, has collaborated with some of contemporary music's biggest professionals. He's been working with the legendary Grammy Award-winning producer Jack Douglas, who has worked with Robert such classic Fulton artists as John Lennon, Aerosmith, and Bob Dylan. Douglas was drawn to Roberts' originality and creativity in his lyrics, composition, and performance. The new album was produced by Douglas and recorded at Sunset Sound Studios and United Recording Studios in Los Angeles, and mixed at Laurel Canyon in California. The album was mastered at the biggest mastering house in the country, Sterling Sound Studios, in New York City at the end of last year. The tracks on the new album run the gamut of comtempoary blues and rock styles, with a surprising pop lilt to make it all accessible; it begins with the rocking opener “One Woman Man,” followed by a wealth of more original songs in “She’s Cold,” “Shine,” “You And Me,” “New York City,” “Soul To Soul,” “No Regrets,” “Why We’re Through,” the soulful “Man On The Side,” and the plaintive “Sister, Brother.” There’s a lot more coming for his Fulton and his fans: The young artist is now preparing for an expansive 2017/2018 tour throughout North America, South America, Canada, and Europe. Learn more, hear music clips, and discover this bold new blues artist at

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Calendar Tuesday, October 3 Nassau Junction (Long Beach) Singer/Songwriter Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Long Island Rock Unplugged: Chelsea Takami / Kenny Truhn / Mike Wahmann / Jimmy G. / Revel 9 Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night: Live Music Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Paul Cuthbert Spinnakers (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With Mike Dorio Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic 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 House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open Jam With Jeff Regan Katie's Of Smithtown Jam Night

Stick To Your Guns

Paramount (Huntington) Marilyn Manson Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughen

Wednesday, October 4

Nassau Brokerage (Bellmore) Psychic Robert Hansen Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove) Jerry Costanzo & His Trio Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Half Moon Café (Long Beach) Blues Jam With The Mo Betta Blues Band Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With "Big Daddy" John Struck K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Wonderous Stories Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Step Sistas Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Danke Baby Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Jam Night R.S. Jones (Merrick) Annie D Suite 1828 (Merrick) Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws

Sunset Grill (Seaford) Jam With The Sunset Boyz Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country 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 Butterfield's (Hauppuge) Brother Dave's Blues (Acoustic) Dublin Deck (Patchogue) Hump Day Hoedown: Country Music

Your Guide To Local Events Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington) Open Mic With Toby Tobias House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open MIc Huntington Music Hall At Finley’s Of Green Street Open Mic Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Jam Session Joe's Garage & Grill (Riverhead) Open Mic 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 Molly Maguire's (Oakdale) Open Mic Night With The Godfather Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Karaoke & Open Jam Featuring The Lou Saxon Jam Band Paramount (Huntington) Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic With Johnny B. Smithtown Social Open Jam Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville) Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) GHT: Glenn Hagen Trio

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Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Ace Duo Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) Open Jam Hub (Island Park) Open Mic With Benoir Hudson's Mill (Massapequa) Live Music Kacey's Rooftop (Rockville Centre) Country Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / The Brotherhood Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) David Alexander Mesita (Rockville Centre) Latin Pulse Thursdays Montana Brothers (Freeport) Open Mic With Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale) Bruno Mars Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker R.S. Jones (Merrick) Christine Sweeney & The Dirty Stay-Outs Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Dave Diamond Tilles Center (Brookville) President Bill Clinton

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) EchoTest Featuring Julie Slick / Samurai Pizza Cats / Matter Amityville Music Hall Don Pope Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Cassandra House Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Creole Love Song: Project Haiti Outreach Fundraiser Niesen 347 (Saint James) Nisen 347 Thursdays Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Live Miusic Paramount (Huntington) The B-52s Red River Inn (Yaphank) E3 Ristegio's Restaurant (North Patchogue) George Cintron

Calendar Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic Treme (Islip) Sabori

Friday, October 6

Nassau Althouse 1828 (East Rockaway) Live Music Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) B.C.T. Bellmore Movies Lisa Polizzi's Janis Joplin Experience

Gary Sellers 10/13 Treme Islip

Broadway 247 (Hicksville) Live Music Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Mick Thomas Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) In The Pink Featuring Laura Kelley Cultural Arts Playhouse (Syosset) 50+ Comedy Tour: Les Bayer / Eric Haft / Maria Walsh / Rich Walker E.B. Elliott’s (Freeport) The Natural Red Band / Dueling Pianos Garden Stage at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau (Garden City) Greg Greenway / Reggie Harris Governor’s Comedy (Levittown) John Joseph Junction (Long Beach) Live Music K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Wildcard / Drive (The Cars Tribute) Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) 3 Memories 2 (Williston Park) Rockin' 45s Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Gabby & Friends Jazz Night Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Live Music Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Nine Deez Nite / 27

Your Guide To Local Events West / Rock 'N Doc / Live Deejay NYCB Theatre At Westbury Gilberto Santa Rosa Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Die Spitzbuam R.S. Jones (Merrick) Jan Slow Space At Westbury Theater 45 RPM / Wonderous Stories Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Eric Sami Band (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Sunset Grill (Seaford) Shockwave Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) The Rockinghams Tilles Center (Brookville) Herbie Hancock Trotter’s (Franklin Square) RPM Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) That 70s Band / Psuedossudio (Phil Collins Tribute) Amityville Music Hall West Berlin / I Dreamt The Sea / Weary Travelers / Here/Now / A Light Winter / U Blue Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Michael Duca Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Tommy Dreamer BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield's (Hauppague) Billboard Live Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon) Wonderous Stories Changing Times Pub (Farmingdale) Tiger Rose Cork & Taps (Bay Shore) Paul Cuthbert Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The Steve Kattermann Band Heckscher Park (Huntington) Huntington Fall Fest: Live Music House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) School Of Rock House Band / Face To Face Joe's Garage & Grill (Riverhead) Rhythm Blues Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) South Shore Rockers McGuire’s Comedy Club (Bohemia) Rory Albanese Miller Place High School Benefit For Miller Place Fire Department: Mike DelGuidice Molly McGuire's (Oakdale) E3 Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Live Music Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Paramount (Huntington) 1964 (Beatles Tribute) Red River Inn (Yaphank) Live Music Revolution (Amityville) Pump! (Aerosmith Tribute) / Refugee (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute) Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Vinyl Boogie Rocky Point Ale House Justice Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Revel In Dimes / The Como Brothers

Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Justin Shandor (Elvis Presley Tribute) Treme (Islip) Ace

Saturday, October 7 Nassau 247 Broadway (Hicksville) The Outta Hand Band Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) L.I.E. Band Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) John Joseph E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) FiveStone Freeport Memorial Library Fall 2017 Festival Governor’s Comedy Club (Levittown) Vic Dibitteto K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Any Way You Want It (Journey Tribute) / Beyond Fab (Beatles Tribute) / Freshcut Junction (Long Beach) Live Music Landing At Jones Beach (Wantagh) Frank Walker Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) The Chapin Family

Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Az Is Madison Theater At Molloy College (Rockville Centre) La Boheme Main Street (Farmingdale) Farmingdale Fire Department Columbus Weekend Fair Memories 2 (Williston Park) Rewind MP Taverna (Roslyn) Jazz Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) The Avoiders / Charm School / Chesty Malone & The Slicem Up / Jones Crusher Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Fleetwood Macked (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) NYCB Theatre At Westbury Westbury Food Truck Festival Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Fritz's Polka Band R.S. Jones (Merrick) Treutlein, Novak & Perricone Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Matuto Sunset Grill (Seaford) The Outliers Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Hat Trick Tilles Center (Brookville) Betty Buckley That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Generations

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Calendar Trotter’s (Franklin Square) Sweet Soul Music Uncle Tony's (Farmingdale) Danny Kean

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Hi Def / Ninjas Need Money Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Nitework Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon) That 70s Band Congregational Church Of Huntington (Centerport) Kirsten Maxwell / Annie Mark / Lois Morton Fireman's Field (Lindenhurst) Long Island Harvest Festival: Face To Face / Others Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The Dave Diamond Band House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Cherry Pop / Flak Jacket / All New Episode / Main Street Sweep Heckscher Park (Huntington) Huntington Fall Fest: Live Music – Anthony Raffa (John Denver Tribute) / Others Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Swing Dance Long Island Katie's Of Smithtown Live Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Mary Dowling's (Islip) Suburban Brothers Band McGuire’s Comedy Club (Bohemia) Rory Albanese Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Live Music Patchogue Theatre Comedy: The Capitol Steps Red River Inn (Yaphank) Live Music Revolution (Amityville) Andrew Of Power Of Music's Birthday Celebration: Bone Monkey / War N Blues / In The Next Life / Joe Stump /Pyramis / Damsel Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Rapid Fire Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Little Head Thinks / The Garden Weazels Treme (Islip) The Fast Lane (Eagles Tribute) Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show

Your Guide To Local Events Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic Trifecta Lounge (Copiague): The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music

Tuesday, October 10

Nassau Junction (Long Beach) Singer/Songwriter Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Original Music Showcase: Christmas In October - Jimmy G. / The Mike Barry Band / The Other Shoe / Blue Velvo Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Music Night: County Line Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Paul Cuthbert Spinnakers (Oyster Bay) Open Mic With Mike Dorio Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Open 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 Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The People's Open Mic House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open Jam With Jeff Regan Katie's of Smithtown Open Jam With George

Sunday, October 8

Nassau Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Jazz Buoy Bar (Point Lookout) His Boy Elroy City Cellar (Westbury) Live Jazz Brunch Connoly Station (Malverne) Live Irish Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Live Music Freeport Yacht Club Arts Council Of Freeport’s Arty Party: Honorees Michael “Eppy” Epstein, Jude Schanzer, & Caroline Doctorow K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam / Paws On The Patio Madison Theater At Molloy College (Rockville Centre) La Boheme Main Street (Farmingdale) Farmingdale Fire Department Columbus Weekend Fair Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Beery's Big Beef Bash: Finally Balanced / Superelectric / Leeds Point / Karma NYCB Theatre At Westbury The Spinners / Little Anthony & The Imperials Space At Westbury Theater Halestorm Tilles Center (Brookville) Shanghai Quartet

Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Kayak Jones / Table Talk Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon) Rockin' 45s / Gypsy (Stevie Nicks Tribute) / Billboard Live Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Gene Casey Hotel Indigo (Riverhead) Jazz Katie's Of Smithtown Live Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn Heckscher Park (Huntington) Long Island Fall Festival: Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band / The Electric Dudes Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam Night With Tom Pekar Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) The Nancy Atlas Project Treme (Islip) Interplay Jazz Orchestra

Monday, October 9 Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Industry Night Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Dave Ice Diner Luxe (Bethpage) Chelsea Takami K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione

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Suffolk BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon) Been There Done That Crooked Rail (Northport) Vox Populi Acoustic Open Mic With Live Artist Tapings Hosted by Michael Perlmutter La Scala Ristorante (Commack) Phyllis Tagg Nags Head Ale House (Huntington) Open Mic Shandon Court (East Islip): Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Smith Point Beach Hut (Shirley) Panic

Lisa Polizzi’s Janis Joplin Experience 10/6 • The Bellmore Movies Cintron & Rob DeMartino O Solo Mio (Stony Brook) Phyllis Tagg Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughen

Wednesday, October 11 Nassau 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 Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic with "Big Daddy" John Struck Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Country Music Originals Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Eliot Lewis Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) JayCee Driesen Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Midweek Jam: Don Celenza & Friends R.S. Jones (Merrick) Pete Kanelous & Friends Suite 1828 (Merrick) Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Night Amityville Music Hall Figure Eight / Postcards Babylon Beanery Open Mic Night Bobbique (Patchogue) Jam Night BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Butterfield's (Hauppague) Acoustic Angry Alice Dublin Deck (Patchogue) Hump Day Hoedown: Country Music 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 House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open MIc Huntington Music Hall At Finley’s Of Green Street Open Mic Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Jam Session Katie's Of Smithtown Open Mic Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Country Night M.J. Dowling's Steahouse & Tavern (Sag Harbor) Open Mic Molly Maguire's (Oakdale) Open Mic Night With The Godfather Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Karaoke & Open Jam

Calendar With The Lou Saxon Jam Band Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic With Johnny B. Revolution (Amityville) Girls Night Out (Male Revue) Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Night Smithtown Social Open Jam Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville) Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) Bill Heller

Thursday, October 12 Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Ace Duo Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) Open Jam Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Salsa Night Hub (Island Park) Open Mic With Benoir K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Live Band Karaoke / FM (Steely Dan Tribute) Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Crawfish Royale Mesita (Rockville Centre) Latin Pulse Thursdays Montana Brothers (Freeport) Open Mic With Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker R.S. Jones (Merrick) Cuz Space At Westbury Theater Blue October Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night Spinnakers (Oyster Bay) The Charlie Justin Duo Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Dave Diamond Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Maybe Later Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Jeff LeBlanc Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Martin Barre BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Mike Carubia & His Big Band Niesen 347 (Saint James) Niesen 347 Thursdays Red River Inn (Yaphank) E3 Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) The Pamela Betti Band Treme (Islip) La Elegancia de la Salsa Vanderbilt Museum (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Show

Your Guide To Local Events Friday, October 13 Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) The Johnny Mac Band Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Kevin Downey Jr. Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Lisa Itts E.B. Elliot’s (Freeport) Dueling Pianos / Foam Freeport Cruise Us & Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute) / Schism (Tool Tribute) Governor’s Comedy (Levittown) Gary Gulman K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Rob Coffin Band / Streetfighter (Rolling Stones Tribute) Junction (Long Beach) Live Music Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) The Generators Living Room (Bethpage) Grown Folk Fridays Luxor (Hicksville) Live Music McArthur Park (Rockville Centre) Paul Cuthbert Madison Theater At Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Nelson DeMille Memories 2 (Williston Park) FiveStone Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Iron Fist (Motorhead Tribute) / SMF (Twisted Sister Tribute) / Electric Temple (The Cult Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) The Zoo / 45 RPM / Jack Spend / Live Deejay Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) The Polka Brothers R.S. Jones (Merrick) The Carrie McQuade Band Space At Westbury Theater O El Amor / Decadia Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Circus Mind Sunset Grill (Seaford) South Shore Rockers Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Donna D & The Notorious Three Tilles Center (Brookville) Blondie Trotter’s (Franklin Square) Down & Dirty Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Rock Stars From Mars / Mean Machine Amityville Music Hall Jukai Backstage Pass (Ronkonkoma) Live Music Beau's (Greenlawn) Live Music Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Johnny A BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Live Music Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Poparazzi

Carney's (Amityville) Slingshot Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon) New Life Crisis Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Erik Semo House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Live Music Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) The Gibson Brothers Katie's Of Smithtown Live Music Mary Dowling's Irish Pub (Islip) Live Music Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Live Music Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Paramount (Huntington) Rhett & Link’s Tour Of Mythicality Recipe 7 (Miller Place) Alley Cat Gang Red River Inn (Yaphank) Live Music Revolution (Amityville) Kissing Candice / Gutterlife Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) Panic Treme (Islip) The Gary Sellers Band Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show

Saturday, October 14

Nassau Althouse 1828 (East Rockaway) Live Music Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) The Generators Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Joey Kola E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) The Cocktails Gold Coast Arts Center (Great Neck) 50+ Comedy Tour: Peter Bales / Banjo Les / Steve Lazarus Governor’s Comedy (Levittown) Gary Gulman Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Live DJs Kennedy Plaza (Long Beach) Long Beach Fall Festival: Live Music K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Lucky Stiffs / 45 RPM Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) The Martin Sexton Trio Living Room (Bethpage) Top 40 Night: Live DJ Madison Theater At Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Standup Comedy: Chris Monty Memories 2 (Williston Park) Hometown Heroes Micky Mo's Cafe & Lounge (Lynbrook) Live Music MP Taverna (Roslyn) Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Black Suit Youth Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Black Tooth Grin / Schism / The Battle Of Los Angeles / Unglued Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) The 70s Band / Drive (The Cars Tribute) Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) The Austrian Boys Roosevelt Park (Oyster Bay) Oyster Festival: Penny Lane / Others

R.S. Jones (Merrick) The Other Shoe Space At Westbury Theater Half Step / Hot Date / Live Deejay Still Partners (Sea Cliff) J.J. Mack Sunset Grill (Seaford) Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Jam Tribute) Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Alma's Cabin Tap Room (Massapequa Park) Live Music Tilles Center (Brookville) So You Think You Can Dance: Live Tour Tropix (Freeport) The Carman Avenue Band Trotter’s (Franklin Square) Rewind

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Back In Time (Huey Lewis Tribute) / Any Way You Want It (Journey Tribute) / Benatar Featuring Amber Ferrari Amityville Music Hall Rich People Association For Mental Health & Wellness (Ronkonkoma) Chili Cookoff & Fall Festival: The 60s Invasion Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor) Judy Carmichael Beau's Bar (Greenlawn) Live Music Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Dinny Keg Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Music Boulton Center (Bay Shore) King's X BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) The Grand Central Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield’s (Hauppague) Sweetwater Carney's (Amityville) Danny Kean Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon) Rockin' 45s / Wonderous Stories Crooked Rail (Northport) Live Music Dek's (Rocky Point) Bohemian Summer Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Quarter Horse House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Live Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Looney Tunes Records (West Babylon) Stick To Your Guns (Performance & Signing) McGuire’s Comedy Club (Bohemia) Carmen Lynch Paramount (Huntington) Tracy Morgan Patchogue Theatre Lee Rocker Red River Inn (Yaphank) Live Music Revolution (Amityville) Stick To Your Guns / Eighteen Visions / Get The Shot Ristegio’s Restaurant (North Patchogue) In The Groove Rudi's (Patchogue) The Vibe Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band

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Calendar Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) The Walk-About Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Live Jazz Treme (Islip) Kerry Kearney Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show

Sunday, October 15

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Them Again Big Daddy's (Massapequa) The Mudcat Blues Band City Cellar (Westbury) Live Jazz Brunch Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Kenny Hendricks Kennedy Plaza (Long Beach) Long Beach Fall Festival: Live Music K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Sunday Open Jam

Your Guide To Local Events Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Annie Mack Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jam Night With Tom Pekar Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Treme (Islip) UnWined

Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Live Breakfast Music

Monday, October 16 Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Industry Night Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Live Music Diner Luxe (Bethpage) Chelsea Takami


Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton Madison Theater At Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Zombii / Cherry Pop / TBA Roosevelt Park (Oyster Bay) Oyster Festival: Live Music Tilles Center (Brookville) Alonzo King Lines Ballet Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Little Flower USFD Concert Fundraiser: Beyond Fab / 45 RPM / Pete Mazzeo & The Hit Squad Amityville Music Hall Curren$y Bistro 72 (Riverhead) Mambo Loco Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Sam Bush Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon) Streetfighter (Rolling Stones Tribute) / Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Open Mic

10/13 The Space At Westbury

K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione Madison Theater At Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Tango Buenos Aires Suffolk BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night Cinque Terre Restaurant (Huntington Station) Monday Jazz Jam Crooked Rail (Northport): Vox Populi Acoustic Open Mic With Live Artist Tapings Hosted by Michael Perlmutter Little Nook Café (West Sayville) Open Mic Hosted By Justin Odiogn & Eva Marie Nags Head Ale House (Huntington) Open Mic Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Shandon Court (East Islip) Musicians Night Hosted By Gil McLean Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic Tap And Barrel (Smithtown) Blues Jam

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It's Oktoberfest Time: Look for Oktoberbest-themed events to dot the landscape this month – and one of the most highly anticipated is The Crossroads Farm Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 14 from 1 to 5 pm at Crossroads Farm in Malverne. Information is at (516) 881-7900; tickets are available via Tickets are $25 per person (adults) in advance, or $35 at the door; children and designated drivers are $10. The admission price for adults includes your own mug and two pours; other attractions include selections of craft beers and wine; food trucks; a “chicken dance”; pony rides; hayrides; face painting; and other attractions. Live music will be provided by

the area classic rock band The Project. Naragansett’s Big Reveal: Hallo Nachbar! Narragansett Beer has announced the return of Fest, a traditional Märzen Lager, just in time for the start of Oktoberfest. After a three-year hiatus that was full of endless demand to bring Fest back, ‘Gansett is resurrecting the awardwinning beer that’s fit for King Gambrinus himself. Now brewed at Narragansett Brewery at The Guild in Pawtucket, Fest is inspired by ‘Gansett’s authentic German heritage. Founded by a group of six German immigrants in 1890, Narragansett’s original Cranston, Rhode Island brewery was once home to legendary Oktoberfest parties and a towering statue of King Gambrinus, the traditional European cultural icon of beer and revelry. The 5.5% ABV and 22 IBU amber lager is brewed with Germany’s highest quality hops and malts including Munich malts from Weyermann and Tettnang hops. Together they create a balanced brew with notes of bread and toasted malt to start, followed by a crisp, subtly spiced hop finish. Narragansett Fest is available in six packs of 12-ounce cans for $8.99 to $9.99 SRP, and on tap at bars and restaurants. It will be distributed throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and select markets in New York and New Jersey. Fest will be available for the remainder of the month of October. Narragansett Beer, brewed since 1890, is a beer that has been a New England tradition for generations, producing a classic family of awardwinning American lagers and ales. Today, ‘Gansett is produced in Pawtucket and in upstate Rochester, and is one of America’s top 50 regional brewers and a fast-growing one in the Northeast. More: Visit


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Lee Rocker The Rock Never Stops At Patchogue Theatre

Ross Raises Laughs, Funds, & Awareness About Autism

The Long Island Autism Communities, Inc. (, dedicated to developing supportive integrated communities for adults with autism, hosted a fundraiser featuring comedian Jeff Ross, known as “The Roastmaster General” for his work on TV roasts and at The Friars Club (pictured above with Long Island Autism Communities founder and Chairman Charles Massimo), at The Space At Westbury Theater on September 10. Ross adheres to a “pay-it-forward” philosophy. As a board member of The New York Friars Club, he is active with many charitable causes, including The Scleroderma Research Foundation and The USO, which supports military members and their families. Read more about Ross at Long Island Autism Communities, Inc. was formed in 2015; its mission is to develop privately-funded, supportive and integrated communities for adults with autism. For more information: or call (631) 302-0095. . Area Singer/Songwriters Bloom At Garden Stage It will be a night of mellow moods as a pair of area singer/songwriters – Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris – on October 6 at The Garden Stage, located at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau in Garden City. Admission is $20 in advance or $22 at the door; to add your name to the Garden Stage reservations list, email: reservations@ or call (516) 248-8891. Info: Folk star Greg Greenway (right) has toured all over the east coast, and has earned plaudits from music publications around the country. Musically, his guitar, piano, and ukulele reflect inspiration from all over the map – gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music – but his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. Harris (left) writes from a personal sense of mission that merges a world view full of wisdom with a singularly hopeful stance that life, though often challenging, is filled with possibility and hope. His songs reveal thoughts about life and love and some of the deep aspects of the human experience, and cover topics ranging from his own personal journey to world issues.

Are you ready for some real rock? Lee Rocker, a founding member of The Stray Cats along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom, will present an evening featuring the hits that made The Stray Cats one of the biggest American rock acts of the 1980s. The show is Saturday, October 14 at 8 pm at The Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts; tickets are at Here’s a tip: Save $5 off each ticket with promo code STRAYCAT when you order. The man now officially dubbed “The Stray Cat Lee Rocker” brings his standup bass and his no-hold-barred style as he’ll take his fans on a trip full of rock & roll memories and classic hits.

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FMSH Offers A Triple Treat Of Huntington Artists The Folk Music Society of Huntington opens its season of “First Saturday Concerts” with “Huntington’s Own: Three Generations,” featuring Lois Morton, Annie Mark. and Kirsten Maxwell. The October 7 concert at The Congregational Church of Huntington in Centerport is at 8:30 pm, with an open mic preceding at 7:30 pm. Admission is $25; $20 for FMSH members. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at using a credit card, or at the door (cash only). For more information, visit the website or call (631) 425-2925. Morton has performed for decades in the New York metropolitan area. Reinventing herself in retirement, she has gone from being an educator and therapist to a singer/songwriter with a rapier wit and surprisingly contemporary approach. Mark has shared her countrytinged Americana/roots music with audiences from Nashville to Ireland. A New York native, she moved to the south at age 10, where she nurtured a lifelong love of old-style country music and of songs that convey slice-of-life stories about people’s lives. Maxwell has been earning accolades and winning over audiences across the country, performing at top folk festivals across the land. Good Times Magazine - October 3 - 16, 2017 • 15


First off: We're wishing all the best and a speedy recovery to all those whose lives were upended by the recent hurricanes, with fingers crossed that we've seen the last of them. We have friends in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas – and these recovery efforts are going to take a long time to accomplish. Long Islanders being who they are, we know we'll they’re right on top of things to make sure that people in need will get their help. On to Studio News: Sabella Studios in Roslyn Heights – check out their spiffy, newly designed website at – has been its usual hotbed of

recording activity. Checking in of late have been Mountain Maidens, who were backed up with some dynamic violin provided by Madeline Dillon, as well as dance/hip hop/rock/soul diva Eve Minor, who recorded some new songs during the summer; the studio's Will Harris performed as part of the backup team. 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 music professional'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

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Workstations Inc. all over social media as well. Bellmore's Dream Recording Studios been a hotbed of top area stars in to work during recent times, including the alt band Bohemians (who recently posted a lyric video of their song “Hints” on Instagram and HalfnHalf; the song was re-mixed at Dream); R&B stars in singer/

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songwriter and producer Josh X and Cardi B; more R&B with the red-hot Dudley Music, whose new Live From Rockwood Music Hall was post-produced at Dream (check him out at; the indescribable East End genre-blendling melody masters Earthreal; and many more artists. Simply look for “Dream Recording Studios” at YouTube; learn more about Dream at (516) 409-1818. Beneath The Sun Rehearsal & Recording Studio in Hicksville continues to be a hotbed of rock & roll; plying their trades there of late with Mick James and the crew there have been the busy Def Leppard tribute band Rock Of Ages; veteran rocker Barry Rock, who recorded new songs backed by an all-star cast of seasoned musicians, including Jimmy Sarles and Lou Agiesta (of Brooklyn Bridge), Lenny La Pinta, Matthew Friedman, and even James himself, a veteran musician, on bass (check out

Barry Rock on Reverb Nation); the rocking Proletarians; The Turntables; and a whole host of area rockers, singers, and guitarists. Free tours of this still brand-spanking new studio are available; contact Mick and his associates at (631) 882-1327. We have covered one of the area's most dynamic new talents, Mystina, both here and in our “Long Island Spotlight” column, and the electronica/soul artist has been back in the news of late: She's been performing with the ultra-funky soul band Li'Nard's Many Moods, a favorite in New York City. Check her out at and on Facebook. From hip hop to rock to blues to anything in between, Tom Stiegler and his Deer Park-based, ClassA BlokHed Studios have been on the forefront of the area recording scene for years. Area artists such as area performing artist (and incredible blues belter) Sweet Suzi and singer/ songwriter Valerie Rose have relied on BlokHed for the sounds and styles they want. Learn more by calling BlokHed at (631) 586-4111. Want to hear what BlokHed is capable of for your band?

Get the new Non Stop To Cairo album, Dabble Heavy (they recently blew the roof off The Jones Beach Bandshell), at iTunes, and at,, and other retailers. A pair of the most influential musicians ever to hail from this area – Richie Cannata and Eren Cannata – continue to be at the helm of Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove; find them at (516) 759-9111 or on Facebook. In recently was Copaique's Chelsea Takami – who will perform at The Lounge At The Space At Westbury on October 19.

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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

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Guitarists, start your engines: The inaugural “Fear The Riff” Effects, Pedal, & Gear Expo will debut on Saturday, October 7 at The Brooklyn Expo Center, located at 79 Franklin Street. The expo runs from 10 am through 8 pm; for advance tickets and information, log on to “Fear Seymour Duncan The Riff” is striving to be New York City’s premier gathering of the worlds’ best producers of boutique guitar gear – and judging from the incredible array of companies taking part, it’s hard to agrue with that summation. This event is open to producers of stompboxes, custom effects, picks, amps, speaker cabinets, guitars, and basses. The orangizers of “Fear The Riff” are


putting togther an expo where both guitarists and instrument manufacturers benefit: “Our mission is to provide a gathering where producers can network with other industry companies and affiliates; expose their product to trade, media, and industry affiliates; demo and sell on-site inventory directly to the public,”

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expo: Adventure Audio; Avedissian Pickups; Charvel; Daredevil Pedals; DOD; EarthQuaker Devices; Electronic Audio Experiments; Fuzzrocious Pedals; Gretsch Guitars; Jim Dunlop; Main.Ace.Fx; Night Owl Industries; Phil Jones; Quilter; Roland; Seymour Duncan; TOMKAT Pedals; Amplified Parts; Black Art Toneworks; Champion Leccy; Death by Audio; Dunwich Amps; EB Tech Audio; EVH; Gibson; Ground Control Audio; LIC Pedals; Millimetric; Old Blood Noise; Pigtronix; Red Panda; Sam Ash; Smallsound Bigsound; Wampler; Analog Alien; BOSS; Damnation Audio; DigiTech; Ernie Ball; Electro-Harmonix; Friedman; Gizmotron; Jackson Guitars; Lone Wolf Audio; Morley; Pedal Genie; PRS; Rings Of Doom; Schecter; Supro; WingMan; and more to be added. If you are a guitarist, your reaction is probably the same as ours: This looks to be a candy store of gear, and there will be opportiunities for pick up great buys on coveted equipment. Log on to the website listed above to learn more.

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Is A Must For Serious Guitarists

stated a press release. However, for you, the guitar fan or player, this surely looks to be one of the biggest events in many a moon. Case in point: The already nationally renowned Gibson Mobile Showroom will be on site, which is one of the biggest attractions for guitarists everywhere its traveled; inside is a cornucopia of the legendary brand's most popular products and innovations. More proof: Here’s the list (at press time) of the huge array of companies taking part in the

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PERFORMANCE Wild Child: A Jim Morrison Celebration

The Paramount Huntginton This popular tribute act returned once again to The Paramount on August 12, and this sort of thing doesn’t happen by accident. Lead singer Dave Brock told Good Times that this was his sixth show at the venue, two of them serving as the frontman for no less than original Doors members in Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek. When asked why The Doors’ music remains such a draw – and by entension, Wild Child’s – Brock mused that “it’s really up to the crowd to decide.” Indeed, the crowd made that decision on this evening, setting the night on fire from the first note played. “Roadhouse Blues” opened the party, and by the time that the music was over, 19 classic songs had been performed. Highlights included “Love Me Two Times,” “Alabama Song/Back Door Man,” “Strange Days,” “Peace Frog, “Crystal Ship,” “The Wasp,” and “Light My Fire.” “I Can't See Your Face In My Mind” would stand out as the rarest gem among a set list with more classic hits than a Mike Tyson bout. Brock has the Morrison look and mystique down cold, as if affected by a mystical gravity. He worked the Paramount crowd like a master; and no presentation exists in 2017 that’s closer to a vintage live Doors concert from the late 1960s. The band was period perfect, like looking into an audio mirror enhanced by a lava lamp. It is a bit strange to contemplate that Brock has peformed more shows of Doors music than Jim Morrison, but it’s fortunate that he has been there to fill the void that Morrison’s too early exit created. The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular NYCB Theatre At Westbury A triumverate of Elvis Presley tribute artists – Cody Ray Slaughter, Shawn Klush, and Scott Mitchell – shook it up at this theater in the round on August 25. This “Tupelo Trinity” recreated Elvis from his roots to the obligatory mention of his final exit from the building. Slaughter opened the set like a musical petrologist with “Dixieland Rock.” A superb “Love Me Tender” was a highlight. The Fabulous Ambassadors served as musical support, as if Sun Records delivered takeout to The NYCB Theatre. Long Island’s Scott Mitchell took the handoff and walked into the seats among his subjects, performing hits from “The King’s” film years. The sweet inspiration of Portia Griffin offered an accompanying vocal to “Crawfish” that was worth the price of admission all by itself Slaughter returned, dressed for the 1968 “comeback special.” “It Hurts Me,” “Little Sister,” and “The Power Of My Love” seemed to be from a time machine, when Elvis claimed his throne. “If I Can Dream” seemed as appropriate a midpoint highlight today as then. “Also Sprach Zarathustra” opened the “concert years” segment, with Shawn Klush delivering his musical welcome in “See See Rider.” Klush was airborne in his Vegas jumpsuit, flying into “Burning Love” and “The Wonder Of You.” Also performed were “It’s Now or Never” and “Seperate Ways,” which paid tribute to Elvis’ former bodyguard and songwriter, Red West. “Walk A Mile in My Shoes,” “My Way,” and “Suspicious Minds” were evidence enough to dub this singer the closest thing to seeing “The King” in concert. – Reviews by Bob Wilson; Wild Child photos by Wayne Herrschaft,

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Compiled by Bob Smith, who is educated from good stock. Photo: Tiara Tae & Tony Clifton ©, provided by PMG

Tiara Tae & ... Tony Clifton?


Back From The Dead?: Tony Clifton, who hasn't been seen much since the death of Andy Kaufman in 1984, is back, and in some ways, he’s even “bigger” than ever: The lounge singer and “entertainer” pretty much ambushed the recent Toroton Film Festvial. The “real” Clifton appeared alongside his co-star, Jim Carrey, for the North American premiere of the Spike Jonze/Vice documentary, titled Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carey & Andy Kaufman With A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention Of Tony Clifton, directed by Chris Smith. In the doc, Carrey portrays both Clifton and Kaufman, who legend claims discovered Clifton in a seedy Las Vegas, Nevada lounge back in 1969. There are some who believe Kaufman faked his death in 1984 Peter and is disguising himself as Tony Bales Clifton. Howeer, the current Clifton claims, “That’s a bunch of malarkey!” adding, “If someone wants to see Andy Kaufman, they should get themselves a flashlight and a shovel.” Accompanying Clifton in Toronto was his reported girlfriend, Tiara Tae, a legal sex worker at Dennis Hof’s World Famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada. He’s somebody at last: Clifton was photographed with a number of celebrities at The Toronto Film Festival, including Nicolas Cage, Gary Oldman, Idris Elba, Willem Dafoe, Octavia Spencer, Bill Pullman, Sarah Silverman, Judy Greer, and a host of Gary other stars. Gulman Shockingly, we haven't seen the last of this “all-around entertainer”: Clifton is headlining a “Day Of The Dead” performance on November 1 at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. “Come. Pinch me,” Clifton beckoned. Local Loonies: On the boards in the coming days: Long Island Comedy's 50+ Comedy Tour wheezes on (just kidding – it's killer) with a stop for a big night on October 7 at The Cultural Arts Playhouse in Syosset; ticket and more are at After that, the tour comes to The Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck on October 14 featuring Peter Bales (above right), Les Bayer, Steve Lazarus, and Carmen Lynch host and emcee Paul Anthony. Even more info and tickets: (516) 829-2570 … Governor's in Levittown has a big weekend on tap with Gary Gulman on October 13 and 14; tickets are at; info: (516) 731-3358 … Governor's Comedy at The Brokerage in Bellmore welcomes Mick Thomas on October 6, with John Joeseph headlining on October 7. Tix and info: and (516) 781-LAFF … McGuire's in Bohemia features national headliner Carmen Lynch (pictured at left) on October 14. Learn more at (631) 467-5413 or, you guessed it:

Arts Announcements The regular monthly show of Mike Virostko and his 17-piece swing band. Dancing, raffles, and more; log on for show dates.

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Art Islip Arts Day Brookwood Hall Park, East Islip October 14 from 10 am to 4 pm Art, antiques and collectibles, music, and more, to benefit The Islip Art Museum and The Islip Arts Council. Auditions/Cast Calls Long Island Gay Men's Chorus H.L. Dennison Building, Hauppauge Rehearsals: Wednesdays at 7 pm; Join this popular, groundbreaking chorus in preparation for its 2017 Holiday Concert; no audition is required. Write to the LIGMC's board president at the address above for details. Books Teresa Giudice Book Revue, Huntington October 6 at 7 pm; (631) 271-1442; The “Real Housewives Of New Jersey” star and bestselling author returns to sign copies of her new memoir, Standing Strong. Comedy Friday Night Face-Off Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Most Fridays at 10:30 pm;; (631) 928-9202 Long Island's longest-running improv show rolls on with new laughs each week. Call or log on for schedules. Concerts The Good Old Dance Band St. Sylvester's Parish Center, Medford Check website for show dates; (631) 730-3333;

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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. Lectures President Bill Clinton LIU Tilles Center, Greenvale

The classic musical of a dying old man’s quest for the impossible dream returns to this famed Smithtown stage to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

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The King & I Broadhollow Theater, Elmont October 4 through 15; (516) 775-4420; BroadHollow Theatre Company: Another musical that only becomes more beloved with the passage of time. Kiss Me, Kate BayWay Arts Center, East Islip October 11 through 22; (631) 581-2700;

Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them Studio Theatre, Lindenhurst Through October 15; (631) 226-8400; An comedy about a young woman who wakes up to discover that she may have inadvertently married a terrorist. “Guaranteed to offend,” proudly claims the theater group. Rapunzel Long Island Children's Museum, Garden City September 23 & 24 at 11:30 am & 2 pm; (516) 599-6870; Plaza Theatrical Productions: Let down your hair and bring the kids to this new production by this top-flight area theater company. Menopause: The Musical The Gateway At Patchogue Theatre October 8 at 2 & 7 pm; (631) 207-1313 GFour Productions: The groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.”

Performance: Flip FabriQue: Catch Me! Staller Center For The Arts, Stony Brook University October 14 at 4 pm • • (631) 632-ARTS [2787] Flip FabriQue brings together a troupe of circus artists, friends from Quebec with unique talents. Their show unleashes amazing acrobatics, a one-of-a-kind “tramp-o-wall,” and a lot of humor.

October 5 at 7:30 pm;; (516) 299-3100 A conversation moderated by Steve Israel, chairman of The Global Institute at LIU. Theater The Bridges Of Madison County Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Through October 28; (631) 928-9100; The classic modern drama based on the best-selling novel; the play concerns a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife, and how it changes them forever. Jekyll & Hyde Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale October 14 through November 4; (631) 218-2100; The ultimate struggle of good versus evil comes to life in this classic. Man Of La Mancha Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts Through October 22;; (631) 724-3700

BroadHollow Theatre Company: The famed Cole Porter musical. Gypsy John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Through October 29; (631) 261-2900; Engeman Theatre: Let them entertain you with the musical detailing the life and times of Gypsy Rose Lee. A Midsummer Night's Dream Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts October 14 through November 12; (516) 868-6400 The adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors – and their interactions with woodland fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest.

The Capitol Steps: Orange Is The New Barack Patchogue Theatre October 7 at 8 pm; (631) 207-1313; The Capitol Steps satirical troupe makes a rare area appearance. Fiddler On The Roof North Shore Towers Cinema Theatre, Floral Park October 15 at 7 pm;; (516) 599-6870 Plaza Theatrical Productions: This traveling revival, with more dates to come, stars Richard Schindler as Tevye and Sabrina Taub Selvin as Golde, directed by Chris Dufrenoy. Sylvia Bacca Arts Center, Lindenhurst October 6 through 8; A.R. Gurney’s comedy.

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Rhythm Tracking With Jimi LaLumia

An In-Depth Look At The Hottest Area Artists

AZWEL A ‘Journey’ Like No Other

Who: The multi-faceted rock act Azwel will see its new album, The Elastic Journey, released today (October 3). The group is comprised of Jason Perrillo (songwriting, vocals, guitar, keys, percussion, extra instrumentation); Joe Lorge (guitar, background vocals), Randy Bennis (keyboards), Gregg Steele (bass, cello, upright bass, background vocals), and John Zaletel (drums). The group’s entirely original sound contains elements of alternative indie, Brit pop, pop rock, piano, and chamber pop to create a soundscape that is as impossible to describe as it is fascinating. The Artists & Their Sound: From their bio: “The Elastic Journey is the first release in three years by Azwel. The album, as always, was recorded in songwriter Jason Perrillo's studio in New York; he wrote, engineered, and arranged the music. The instrumentation on the album includes a wide array of instruments. Aside from the typical guitars and keyboards, there are lots of strings, woodwinds, and brass sounds. Styles range from pop rock, acoustic, Britpop, baroque pop, etc. Lyrical themes involve loss, altercation, depression, and general storytelling as the moods change from song to song. “Up until a few years ago, Azwel just consisted of Jason Perrillo but now there is a full live band consisting of Joe Lorge (guitar/backing vocals) Gregg Steele (bass/backing vocals), Johnny Zaletel (drums/percussion), and occasional live member Randy Bennis(Keyboards.) The sound is catchy, memorable and often compared to Britpop/rock artists.” To Learn More About The Artists: The Elastic Journey is available now; find the band at their website, Also: Facebook (; Bandcamp (; Reverb Nation (, and Twitter ( Most of the band’s many albums are available to download for free on the official website, with the choice of optional donations depending on how much the listener enjoys the album.

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More Reed: I was bringing people from the New York City scene to my home base on Long Island in the '70s, where I was co-hosting shows on WBAB FM on Sunday nights with Joel Martin; Joel did shows on “the men in black” and psychic phenoms before it was fashionable to do so – but he allowed me to bring people to the station that I thought would serve as interesting guests. After the-then “Wayne" County made a big splash, I became bold, and shortly thereafter brought Cherry Vanilla and Leee Black Childers to WBAB to do a MainManbased show, which was also a major success. So then I became truly bold: Lou Reed had a new album to sell, Rock And Roll Heart, having just signed with Arista; he agreed to come out to do a twohour interview. The amazing new Anthony DeCurtis book, Lou Reed: A Life, which thoroughly details the artist's hot and cold approach to dealing with others, reminds me so much of that night at WBAB. The book serves as a map of Reed's life journey, the true stranger-in-a strange land that America was becoming in the 1960s, and it explains a lot about the encounters I shared with Reed. The character that he became by the time we did our radio show took quite a long time to develop, and the DeCurtis book captures it all: The Freeport, Long Island years; the birth of The Velvet Underground; Warhol; Max's Kansas City; David Bowie; MainMan; and beyond are all here in pinpoint, riveting detail.

Obviously, the WBAB show took a turn midway through when Reed said some things I didn't like about people I was friends with, and by the time we returned him to his then-other half, the transgender Rachel, at their Manhattan apartment, we were not speaking. Lou's later years are well documented by DeCurtis, an admitted longtime friend of Reed. Lou did mellow by the time he joined Laurie Anderson as a life partner. Although Lou and I engaged in a silent staring contest at Stony Brook University after the WBAB show, we did

unite years later for Yvonne R. Sewall's Mike Quashie Fundraiser at The Bowery Ballroom in the early 2000s, where he performed and I emceed. We had a chat, and I managed to bring a tear or two to his eye backstage before I brought him out on to the stage that night. There could only have ever been one pivotal, world-changing character in rock the likes of Lou Reed. It's all there – the good, the bad, and the ugly – in Lou Reed: A Life.

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displays, giveaways, raffles, and a silent auction. The event will support the Women’s International Music Network’s efforts to create a voice for women in the music industry. The WiMN is holding a contest for the opening performance slot for this event; the winner will take the stage during this event. Enter at girls-night-out.

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Leads ‘Girls Night Out’

The Women’s International Music Network ( presents “Girls Night Out NYC,” an all-ages evening of live music, fashion, education, and networking, on Thursday, October 19 at The Cutting Room in New York City. Featured performers include platinum-selling artist Lisa Loeb, sister duo The Command Sisters, and Los Angeles singer/songwriter Jenna Paone. The evening will also feature an educational industry panel, on-site interactive sponsor Stephanie K

She’s A ‘Troublemaker’ Singer/ songwriter Stephanie K offers no apologies for taking control and asserting her will on Troublemaker, her five-song debut EP that will be released Darius October 20. Setting the stage Rucker for the EP is “Tonight,” an electronic club banger written and produced by Trend Def. Stephanie wrote the rest of the set with Michael J. Powell, who produced the tracks. Pictured on the EP cover with a collection of heads hanging on the wall – trophies representing romantic conquests – Stephanie’s lyrical subjects are a mix of girl power and party girl. “The songs are a very true representation of who I am as a person and as an artist — fun, a little edgy and not at all afraid to be different and unique,” said Stephanie K. “They were inspired by real experiences and raw emotions, which made the writing process so fluid and natural. I’ve lived through this stuff, and I think listeners can appreciate that type of authenticity and honesty.” More:

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On The Links On Sirius

Country star Darius Rucker, an avid golfer, now hosts a monthly show on SiriusXM’s 24/7 golf channel, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. “On Par With Darius Rucker” features Rucker’s perspective on the game as a devoted player and fan. “They say that rock stars want to be pro athletes, and pro athletes want to be rock stars, and there is definitely some truth to that,” said Rucker. “It’s no secret that music and golf are two passions of mine. I’ve been lucky enough to play with

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‘Thorns’ Blooms Like A Rose Following the release of “Thorns,” her dark new single, pop hitmaker Bonnie McKee followed it up with an official video for the song. McKee explained: "I wanted to do something unexpected. Everyone has heard my signature fun, bright, splashy pop bops, now it's time for them to get a taste of my darker side."


On the Road With Dragons and get to know well some of the best golfers on tour. While we’re on the course, I’m looking for swing tips and all they want to do is talk music. SiriusXM is the perfect place to blend both of those worlds into one show, and I am really excited to get started.” Rucker’s fifth Capitol Records Nashville album will be released this month; he’ll headline on October 19 at The Apollo Theater in New York.


K.Flay has joined forces with Grouplove on an arena tour with Imagine Dragons, now underway. She’s also partnering with Billboard and GLAAD for a message against the administration’s ban on transgender soldiers openly serving in the armed forces. K.Flay also joined “I’m With The Banned,” collaborations between artists and musicians from countries affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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