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Bourbon Lovers Unite: Whiskeys and bourbon barrel aged craft beers are on tap for The 2018 edition Winter Bourbon Festival on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 3:30 to 7 pm at T.J. Finley’s, located at 42 E. Main Street in Bay Shore. Tickets for this fifth annual event are on sale now; this is a 21+ event. A limited number of tickets are available. For event information and to purchase tickets, visit winterbourbonfestival.com. Sales of American whiskey rose 7.7 percent in 2016, outpacing the entire spirits industry. The growth in sales of American whiskeys — which include bourbon, rye and Tennessee whiskey — was led by millennials’ interest in the spirit, according to The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. “What we’ve found is that people are interested in learning more about whiskey,” said Drew Dvorkin, owner of event host T.J. Finley’s. “People drink seasonally. Starting in the fall, and continuing through the winter, people do a good deal of exploring and experimenting with different whiskies and whiskey cocktails. They ask questions and taste-test to
find their favorites.” The Winter Bourbon Festival will give the whiskey lover a large range of styles from which to choose. Attendees will be able to try some of the best-selling and most desirable whiskeys all under one roof. As a special treat, festival goers will be able to learn the art of mixing the
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Chopt Is Not Topt: Even if you're a staunch meat eater, it's hard to believe that you wouldn't find something to enjoy at Chopt, the relatively new salad restaurant chain (the moniker is short for “Chopt Creative Salad Company”) that recently opened a new location in New Hyde Park; the chain already dominates foodcentric Manhattan, and also has an outlet in Woodbury. The premise is simple: Pick the type of “creative salad” you want from a menu, or design your own; get on line, and you'll have your order taken, followed by your payment, which is followed by your salad being chopped and prepared to your liking right in front of you, with the amount of dressing and fixings all up to you. The variety is
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season's most popular cocktails: the Boulevardier and the Manhattan. Brand ambassadors from Buffalo Trace will be on site to teach, preach, and provide samples of these specialty cocktails. “Craft beer drinkers and whiskey drinkers share a passion for flavor, variety, tradition, and an artisan spirit,” said Dvorkin. “The Winter Bourbon Festival is one of our favorite events of the year. Enthusiasts from all over Long Island,
Queens, and New York City gather to enjoy an eclectic variety of whiskey and barrel aged beer. It's great to spend a winter afternoon sipping amazing whiskey, enjoying a hand-rolled cigar, and eating barbeque food with friends, all while supporting a worthwhile cause.” This event will help raise funds for Gavin’s Got Heart, a local 501c3 charity with a mission to educate people about congenital heart defect (CHD) while offering support to families with children affected by CHD (gavinsgotheart.org). Returning is Village Cigar Headquarters (locations in both Babylon and Patchogue), who will sell hand-rolled cigars as well as cigars with tobacco that has been soaked and aged in Tennessee whiskey barrels. Tickets for the Winter Bourbon Festival are $95, and include a commemorative tasting glass sponsored by Jim Beam, sampling of bourbons and specialty craft beers, and unlimited BBQ. Tickets are on sale now: winterbourbonfestival.com.
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mind-boggling; there are traditional salads, ones based on regional dishes such as Texas Po' Boys, international stylings, pairings with soups, more greens than we have room to list here, and much more. Of course, none of this means anything without flavor: We've tried four different salads from Chopt, and as David Letterman aways liked to quip, each one is a meal in itself – made fresh with local ingredients, and the tastes surely belie that fact. Learn more at choptsalad.com; contact their local locations in New Hyde Park (call (516) 519-8188) or Woodbury (call (631) 534-7065). $1,000 Sandwich Steals Headlines – & Hunger Pangs: Doma Land + Sea, located at 490 Chestnut Street in Cedarhurst (info: (516) 881-7712 or domalandsea.com), made headlnes across the country in the weeks before the Super Bowl when it created a $1,000 pastrami sandwich. The sandwich, dubbed the "King Doma," is a lavish creation constructed with “the most elite ingredients attainable on the market,” according to Doma. Executive Chef Oscar Martinez coined the idea with the intention of doing something extraordinary in honor of “The Big Game” this year. The sandwich is prepared with more than one dozen carefully curated elements, is served with a glass of Cristal champagne, and costs $1,000 – however, you’ll discover exactly why when you read the ingredients and preparation (subject to change), which include: 28-Day Dry-Aged Prime Beef Short Ribs 7-Day Glenlivet 25 Single Malt Brine Indonesian Luwak Coffee Pastrami Rub "Gold Speck" Argentinian Grilled Rye Whiskey Flatbread Pan-Roasted Hudson Valley Foie Gras Italian Alba White Truffles Gold-Dusted Black Truffle Tater Tots with Saffron-Tomato Aioli Stoli Elite Wasabi-Infused Roasted Beet and Cabbage Horseradish Crystal-Infused French Mustard Microgreen Herb Medley Garnished with Gold Leaves and Mr. Pickle's Kosher Dills Served with a Glass of Cristal Champagne For reservations and information, visit domalandsea.com.
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Hot Crowns: Audition For NY Senior America
Is there a crown in your future? The New York Senior America Organization is seeking women 60 or older who “best exemplify the qualities of the modern dynamic senior to audition for the upcoming July 29, 2018 pageant” at The Madison Theater at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, according to organizers. The queen receives a crown, sash, and a cash award. Auditions will be held in March, April, and May at The Massapequa Bar Harbor Library, located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park; call to arrange your audition. There will be an array of talent on display, including singers, dancers, musicians, and comediennes. This marks the first step to compete in the National Pageant in Atlantic City; those that successfully pass the auditions will compete in the Ms. New York Senior America Pageant, and the winner will move on to the national pageant. To participate in the audition, call Marleen Schuss at (516) 678-3242. More info: newyorksenioramerica.org.
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Old, Yet Hot: Antiques Appraisal Day In Oakdale Fans of programs such as “Antiques Roadshow,” take heed: “Antiques, Collectibles, & Everything Vintage Appraisal Day” is Sunday, February 25 from 1 to 4 pm at Remember Yesteryears in Oakdale; for more information, call (631) 654-3052. From yard sale finds to hand-medowns, discover what your goods are really worth; appraisals are free (up to three items). Remember Yesteryears is a huge store filled with collectiables, antiques, books, musical instruments, records, trains, jewelry, and many more items.
Hot Skies: GEICO Skytypers Air Show Returns To Jones Beach
The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team will take flight later this year at several of the nation's top air events – including May 26 and 27 at The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh. "The SNJs flown by our team were originally used as training aircraft for WWII and Korean Conflict pilots," said team flight lead Larry Arken. The GEICO Skytypers fly six SNJs powered by 600-horsepower Pratt and Whitney engines."We have an exciting schedule for the 2018 air show season, including some new shows and a number of regular or rotating stops on our tour," said pilot and marketing officer Steve Kapur. "Whether new or old, the best part of each event weekend is meeting air show fans from the youngest of future aviators to veterans who trained in our aircraft."
Darlene Love: The Valentine Tour Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington February 16 at 8 PM landmarkonmainstreet.org (516) 767-6444 Area appearances by this genuine rock & roll legend are always a true event – and this time, her “Valentine Tour” will focus on great love songs. Her hits are legendary: “He's A Rebel,” “The Boy I'm Gonna Marry,” and so many more classics and interpretations.
PAC TRACK Randy Bachman Suffolk Theater, Riverhead February 23 at 8 PM suffolktheater.com (631) 727-4343 The legendary guitarist for The Guess Who and BTO brings his “Every Song Tells A Story” tour to Long Island – this time, featuring a tribute to George Harrison, whose songs will be be performed alongside Bachman's vast cannon of chart toppers (“American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight,” “Takin' Care Of Business,” “Let It Ride,” “Hey, You,” “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet”). J.D. Souther YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore (631) 969-1101 February 17 at 8 PM • boultoncenter.org This veteran singer/songwriter has penned hits for The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, and Brooks & Dunn, and found success as a solo artist; he was inducted into The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2013. He's touring in support of his latest album, Tenderness (Sony Music Masterworks).
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts February 23 at 8 PM patchoguetheatre.org (631) 207-1313 BBVD continues its decades-long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America's original musical art form.
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Dead & Company: Third Season At Citi Field Dead & Company has announced its 2018 tour, which will bring it to Citi Field in Flushing for the third consecutive year. The relentlessly touring band – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – will perform two sets of music drawing from The Grateful Dead’s catalog of songs. Tickets are now on sale via livenation.com for the June 15 and 16 performances. Dead & Company was formed in 2015, and result was one of the most successful touring bands of the decade. The inaugural tour kicked off in the fall of 2015 with two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, and ended the year with two sold-out performances at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
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Surround & Immerse Yourself In alt-J This Spring In Forest Hills
alt-J has announced a unique concert at Forest Hills Stadium on June 15; tickets and info are at foresthillsstadium.com and (888) 929-7849. It will mark the largest venue the band has ever headlined in North America, and is the only immersive sound show in the continent. In another first for the band, the show will feature a surround speaker system enveloping the entire audience (inset). The speakers will be used throughout the show to position sound effects mixed into a variety of the band's material, thus creating an immersive sound experience. For this special event, the entire venue will be general admission, including floor and bowl, so that fans can enjoy the show from every angle. Kamasi Washington will open.
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IndieCade East Returns To MOMI IndieCade East, the New York City edition of the independent game festival, returns on February 16 through 18 at The Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria. Tickets and information: movingimage.us and (718) 777-
6888. The 2018 edition, a celebration of IndieCade’s 10th anniversary, launches an exhibition featuring influential indie games and designers championed by the organization in the past decade. This weekend festival, which fills the Museum with games, panels, and talks, celebrates the diversity and creativity of both video game creators and fans. Passes are now on sale via movingimage.us/IndieCadeEast.
The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters
John Pizzarelli: Midnight McCartney
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The Lettermen Gary Puckett & The Union Gap The Association
Tilles Center, Greenvale February 16 at 8 PM tillescenter.org • (516) 299-2752 It will be just like the 1960s all over again as The Lettermen (“Hurt So Bad,” “The Way You Look Tonight”), The Association (“Cherish,” “Never My Love,” “Windy,” pictured left), and Puckett and his band (“Young Girl,” “Over You,” pictured right) take the Tilles stage for a night of rocking memories.
Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Rockville Centre February 17 at 8 PM madisontheatreny.org (516) 678-5000 It will be a special show from the famed jazz and pop guitarist (as well as a real area favorite thanks to his many appearances here): His “Midnight McCartney” tour focuses on songs by the beloved Beatles founder. His fans know exactly what to expect: It will be a wealth of smooth sounds as one legend pays tribute to another.
Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor February 23 at 8 PM baystreet.org (631) 725-9500 Yet another lineup of mic-rockin' comedy headliners at Bay Street, including the return of Joseph Vecsey, who will ply his wacky trade along with standup stars P.J. Landers, Tanael Joachim, and Rosebud Baker (pictured above).
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PAC TRACK PROFILES
By Rich Branciforte
A Tale Of Two Directors: Staller Center’s Alan Inkles & Gold Coast Arts Center’s Regina Gil
They serve as directors of performing arts centers at opposite ends of the Island, but Alan Inkles of Staller Center for the Arts and Regina Gil of Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck have many things in common – including a love for the arts and two of the best International Film Festivals around. While Staller is the big Lincoln Center type of venue, Great Neck is a small facility, bringing quality to its surrounding communities. Inkles could be one of the X-Men, drawing energy from everything around him and re-directing it into his many projects. Spending nearly two hours with Alan in his office is a treat; it's filled with photos and all kinds of memorabilia relating to the theatre and his festivals. You would never know that he's been director at Staller for 22 years and founder/director of the Stony Brook International Film Festival for nearly 25. His youthful appearance doesn't reveal that he started as an actor, performed at Theatre Three in Pt. Jeff in the early '80s, then moved on to become parttime theatre manager at Staller. He's
Alan Inkles (right) With The Cast Of No Pay, Nudity At The Stony Brook Film Festival
of German and Dutch films that have won many awards. Celebrities like Rod Steiger and Cliff Robertson all add to the glamour of the outing. Alan says the reason the festival has worked so well is “Our film goers trust us. They have seen great films in years past, and are ready for a new
Regina Gil & Hugh Grant At The Gold Coast International Film Festival
a home-grown Stony Brook grad who loves his school. Alan's motto is “Be passionate about what you do.” This is evident in his selection of acts and films that are featured at Staller. He loves getting artists and shows that are unusual. A quick glance at Staller's lineup and you'll find Chinese acrobats, Tao drummers, Celtic dancers, jazz, whatever is not run of the mill. The crown jewel of the Staller year is the Film Festival, held every summer and featuring some of the most prominent and cutting edge films from festivals such as Sundance. Films are screened on their huge 40 foot screen. Each year he receives 3,000 entries for the Festival. With the help of a dedicated staff, these films are winnowed down to 3-4 per night, a total of maybe 40 films. From the first year, when there was only 50 people in the theatre, to the present festival which draws thousands, the emphasis has been on high quality films, with a large number
experience each year.” Alan says that the mission of Staller Center is to “enlighten, educate and entertain.” Alan and his hard working staff have achieved that goal. Professor X would be proud. He's read his audiences' minds and served them well. Regina Gil of the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck is also a home town heroine. She went to City College, and has a Masters from Adelphi in Art. This love of art and the arts led her to become a driving force in the Artist Network of Great Neck, founded in 1986. As the Network grew and needed a place to showcase their activities, Regina decided to support the artists and founded the Great Neck Arts Center in 1994. Now in her 24th year as director of the Center, it has flourished into a cornerstone of the North Shore’s arts community, reaching throughout Long Island and Queens with their programs.
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The Arts Center has classes and programs in art, music, dance, drama, film, and more. Its art gallery features high quality exhibits. In 2011, Regina took a big step forward by founding the Gold Coast International Film Festival. From its humble start, it has grown into a first class festival. Regina says her biggest challenge is narrowing the Festival down to about 30 films, shown at movie theaters throughout
Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset, and Roslyn. Regina works with two well known film curators to help her make the selections. Her hard working staff helps, and their interest is to discover new films that the community will enjoy. Celebrities such as Bruce Dern, Isabella Rossellini, and Lou Diamond Phillips have shown up to be part of the festivities. This year's Festival was a huge success; one of the highlights was the screening of The Darkest Hour, which has garnered many national awards and nominations. Present at the screening was Winston Churchill's granddaughter, Edwina Sandys, who has one of her sculptures displayed at Clark Garden. The success of the Festival hasn't taken away from Regina's commitment to be a gathering place for the community. They have music events that are geared towards seniors, and recently I attended a music competition with some impressive young talent. If Alan Inkles is Professor X, Regina Gil has to be Mystique, able to transform the Gold Coast Arts Centre into a vibrant place with many different colors.
Preview by Cody Bell; photos courtesy Marvel Studios
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis Directed by Ryan Coogler Marvel Studios In Theaters February 16 As Marvel's Black Panther becomes the first of the newer comics superheroes to be granted his own film franchise, the question must be asked: Is the mega-popular comic book film world on the cusp of burning itself out? Box office tallies for such recent comic-themed blockbusters as Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, and Logan, were quite good (more than $200 to $300 million is nothing to shake your cape at), but those receipts paled in comparison with other films such as older hits such as both Avengers films and Iron Man 3. Only last year's Wonder Woman, featuring the truly wondrous Gal Gadot, lived up to previous ultra-smashes. However, as Black Panther inches closer to its release date, there seems to be no reason to fear the future, if pre-release critical raves mean anything: Chadwick Boseman as the Panther truly is different, a superhero out of Africa who should resonate strongly with children from all nations. He's handsome, buff, fair-minded, and fighting for justice, of course;
he John W. Engeman Theater at Northport recently announced its 2018/2019 season beginning this summer, with an array of productions that offer something for fans of all kinds of live performance and theater. Tickets and information are at (631) 261-2900, or log on to engemantheater.com. Currently running on the Main Stage is a
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this time, the film synopsis states that T'Challa, the Panther's real name, goes back to Africa following his battles in the last Captain America film, to return as king of Wakanda – which, unlike (thankfully) the way most African nations are depicted, is isolated yet filled with wondrous technology. However, here comes interloper Killmonger, who wants to use Wakanda's
tech wonders to wreak havoc … so into action springs this dynamic Panther. There will be action aplenty, according to those who have seen pre-release preview screenings – but will the mallplex cash registers be ringing as hard as they did for other DC and Marvel stars? Stay tuned.
Newsies is the tale of Jack Kelly, a newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies” who dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. This highenergy show features a score by eighttime Academy Award winner Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. Performances: July 19 through September 2. The following production sees the return of a show that was a smash during the Theater's second season in Man of La Mancha. Based on Cervantes’ masterpiece
the film, this show tells thetale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Performances run November 15 through December 30. The season continues through 2019, and it begins the new year with Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, featuring more than 20 of his greatest rock & roll hits, including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Oh Boy,” “Not Fade Away,” “Rave On” and “Raining In My Heart,” plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Performances: January 17 through March 3, 2019. Also on the schedule: The comedy smash A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder from March 14 through April 28, 2019. Concluding the season will be Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, running from May 9 through June 23, 2019. Season tickets are now on sale. Single tickets will go on sale beginning April 2. Season tickets and single tickets: (631) 2612900, by visiting engemantheater.com, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street in Northport.
Now Playing: Once
‘Once’ Now – & A Big Season To come
revival of the 2014 Broadway smash Once, which itself is the musical adaptation of the 2007 Academy Award-winning film. This production features a stellar cast including Barry DeBois and Andrea Goss; performances continue through March 4. The Engeman Theater begins its upcoming season with the recent Broadway sensation, Newsies. Set in New York City at the turn of the century,
Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha tells of the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight who sallies forth on a quest to restore chivalry to the world and claim his lady love. Performances: September 13 through October 28. For the holidays, it's the whimsical modern Christmas classic, Elf The Musical. Based on
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Late last month, New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon hosted a media luncheon for the team’s beat writers and select columnists from New York newspapers, where he addressed the perception that the team was not doing
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enough to win. That’s a polite way of saying that the organization is not willing to spend money on signing free agents or in making trades for players who have hefty contracts – such as Andrew McCutcheon, who Tom Brady was dispatched to The San Francisco Giants by the small market Pittsburgh Pirates. The presser was big news because both Jeff and his father, Mets CEO Fred Wilpon, are usually reticent to speak to the press. He said that he understands the fans’ frustrations, and that even he isn’t happy about how the off-season had been going. In fairness to Jeff Wilpon, he did say the right things, and it’s to his credit that he finally broke his Sphinx shtick. My suggestion to him would be to keep making himself accessible
Bowling With Bob Smith
Good Bowling: Recent high scores at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park: Wednesday Early Mixed: Michael Crea 734 series; Michael Fels 268; Moe Coughlan 723 series; Gregg De Angelo 739 series; Bob Morga 266; JoAnne Perry 662 series; Kathy Chernow 650 series; Kin Ng 255; Matt DeVoti 710 series; Bonnie Gortler 212; Jeanine Musacchio 203. Chatterbox Mixed: Josh Magolnick 763 series; Christine Hand 203. 8th Battalion: Karyn Deem 636 series; Pete Mastrandrea Jr. 265. Friday Early Rollers Srs.: Kin Ng 240; Irene Kwong 205; Annabelle Mendoza 201; Helen Delbove 659 series. LIGBT Titans: Antonino Dilluvio, a 31-yearold right hander from Flushing, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Mike Nenna of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, 262-247 on January 21 at AMF Wantagh. Dilluvio, who joined the club just one year ago, earned $1,000 for his victory, while Nenna earned $600. Rounding out the top five were third place finisher Robert Calabrese of Flushing, ($400), Phil Rivera of Franklin Square ($300), and Jason Berchoff of Bethpage ($250). The LIGBT and Levittown Lanes crowned
to the press. The Mets did make a few positive off-season moves, even if they’ll do little to close the talent gap with the NL East’s perennial champs, The Washington Nationals. Reacquiring outfielder Jay Bruce as a free agent was a good move, and if fellow outfielder Yoenis Cespedes can stay off the disabled list, the Mets’ offense should gel. Signing first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, nearing the end of his career but possibly with something left in his tank, to an MLB minimum contract is a low risk move. If Gonzalez stays healthy, hits with some power, and adequately plays first base, the Mets are getting a steal, if for no other reason it gives young Dominic Smith more time to mature at AAA. Jose Reyes will also back with the Mets in 2018,as he signed a one-year deal. Although he got off to a putrid start last season, Reyes rebounded nicely by the All-Star break and was one of the few Mets to stay relatively healthy. Plus: In February, the Mets signed former New York Yankee Todd Frazier to a two-year, $17 contract, which put a quick end to the “Mets don’t spend” whining on local airwaves. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson
admitted that he is concerned that the new Trump tax bill crafted by Republican senators and House members will adversely affect the team’s ability to sign free agents in the future. The provision in the tax law that limits the
two marathon champions on January 14. The handicap champion was James Marino of Lindenhurst, shooting a 1,391 five-game series to win the $1,000 top prize; emerging as scratch marathon champion was R.J. Broeger of Ronkonkoma, winning $500 with a 1206 series. Deon Taitte, a welder and new father from Amityville, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Match Play Championship event on January 7 at Strike 10 Deer Park. Taitte’s defeated Johnny Kim of Fresh Meadows, 218-213, in the final shootout. Antonino Dilluvio of Flushing took third with a 212 worth $500; William Luna of Corona finished fourth ($250). A New “Class” In Your Future?: Could your best scores have been worth even more than you believed they were last season? A report by Terry Bigham of USBC Communications has certainly opened some eyes around the country: After researching the averages of bowlers who competed in multiple leagues during the 2016-2017 season, The United States Bowling Congress determined the lane conditions used in more than 700 leagues were more difficult than conditions in Standard leagues, and those leagues will be reclassified with the appropriate Sport or Challenge designation. A total of 605 leagues will be reclassified to Challenge leagues, and 99 leagues will be reclassified as Sport leagues based on data that showed the
scoring pace was significantly different from the scoring pace its members had on Standard league conditions. “Average integrity is an important issue this industry continues to face, and USBC is being proactive in using the data to make sure leagues are properly classified,” said USBC Executive Director Chad Murphy. “This is another positive step to leveling the playing field at all USBC certified events.” The USBC has sent emails and letters to the league secretary, league president, and bowling center of the leagues, and informed the local and state association managers of the reclassification. The letters also state that leagues have the right to appeal the reclassification; any appeals will be overseen by the USBC Rules department. Visit BOWL.com/SportBowling to learn more about Sport and Challenge lane conditions.
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Jose Reyes deductibility of combo of state and local income taxes and real estate taxes to a paltry $10,000 works against teams who play in big blue states. Another provision in the new tax bill that did not get a lot of press was the elimination of the deductibility of entertainment as a business expense. This will obviously hurt all professional sports teams. Previously, the IRS allowed 50 percent of the face value of sports and concert tickets to be deductible for companies entertaining clients. Photos: LIGBT winners courtesy LIGBT; bowling lanes by Bob Smith
Photos: Jose Rees by Helena Smith; Ted DiBiase by Megan Elice Meadows (CC); Vladimir Guerrero by Keith Allison (CC)
Third baseman Chipper Jones, outfielder Vladimir Guerrero, first baseman Jim Thome, and closer Trevor Hoffman were voted into The Baseball Hall of Fame by The Baseball Writers Association of America two weeks ago. At the press conference at The St. Regis Hotel, Jones said that he always respected Mets fans for being passionate and likable. He always enjoyed talking with them on New York streets when the Braves were in town, and the feeling was mutual, even though he was a Mets killer on the field. Hoffman, The San Diego Padres longtime closer, told me that it’s an injustice that one of the most dominant relief pitchers in the history of the game, Lee Smith, is not in Cooperstown: “His statistics may have suffered because he often pitched multiple innings in a game and not just the ninth,” Hoffman astutely pointed out. Angels owner Arte Moreno was on hand to support Guerrero, who’ll be the first Hall of Fame
inductee to have an Angels cap on his plaque. I asked Moreno about why he always invests a ton of capital into his team’s payroll year after year and it doesn’t seem to make a difference if the Angels were coming off a good or bad season: “Believe it or not, we are not trying to compete with the Dodgers. Our biggest competitors are Disneyland a mile from us, the beautiful beach weather of Southern California, and the ugly Southern California traffic,” he said. While the obstacles are slightly different; they are comparable for the Mets; Fred Wilpon would be wise to heed Moreno’s philosophy. The retired Alex Rodriguez will be quite visible once again as the 2018 baseball season begins, as he'll be one of the voices of ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” in addition to apparently still being a panelist on Fox Sports’ postseason pre- and post-game shows. It was easy to surmise that all of those “Bill Belichick will leave The New England Patriots and become the head coach of The New York Giants because he, Tom Brady, and Pats’ owner Robert Kraft had some kind of falling out” articles were pure fantasy stories proffered by columnists for fodder on slow news days; Pat Shumur was the Giants’ new head coach. When it comes to Belichick, Brady, and Kraft, the Rick Astley hit
“Together Forever” comes to mind. CBS and the NFL came up with a brilliant idea with their “Most Valuable Performer” special hosted by LL Cool J two weeks ago. This “MVP” showcased NFL players who had talents outside of the gridiron. Baltimore Ravens place kicker Justin Tucker won the competition for his operatic singing of “Ave Maria.” Commissioners and union chiefs of the other professional sports leagues should take notice. It was a nice touch by WWE to bring back wrestling heroes and heels from yesteryear in The Godfather, The Undertaker, Marc Henry, Ted DiBiase, Trish Stratus, Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and many more for the 25th anniversary episode of “WWE Raw” on The USA Network.
Make Your Plans Now For These Huge Events
One One (Three Dog Night Tribute) The Doobie Others (Doobie Brothers Tribute) The Space At Westbury Feb. 16 at 8 PM (800) 745-3000 thespaceatwestbury.com It's two, two, two tributes in one – and one is named One: The area Three Dog The Doobie Others Night tribute band features Danny Calvagna, John Fox, and Peter Cintorino taking on those soaring vocals and harmonies. The Doobie Others doesn't focus only on the “chucka-chucka” early Doobies years; with this band, you'll hear everything from “Listen To The Music” to “What A Fool Believes.” The Heart Of Hip Hop: Classics Edition NYCB Theatre At Westbury February 17 at 8 PM • thetheatreatwestbury.com • (516) 334-0800 The names alone tell you what this incredible lineup will be like, so we don't have to add even a word of hype: Doug E. Fresh. Onxy. DJ Marley Marl. Black Sheep. Rakim. Melle Mel. Roxanne Shante. Rob Base. Keith Murray. Slick Rick. This may be the biggest collection of hip hop royalty ever assembled on one stage at the same time; we’re hoping to hear classics such as “The Show,” “White Lines,” “Paid In Full,” and “Children’s Story” during a night of memories and rocked mics.
Photo: Mystic Rhythms by Manish Gosalia
Rush Through Time: A Rush Tribute With Mystic Rhythms The Paramount, Huntington February 24 at 8 PM • paramountny.com (631) 673-7300 The Canadian band Rush is surely one of a kind – but that hasn't prevented Mystic Rhythms from taking on the complicated, multi-faceted music of the music legends; it even provides visuals, costumes, lighting, and an overall vibe that reflect the many decades of the ultimate power trio.
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More comedy news from Bob Smith, himself a rising star in the world of standup taxidermy.
Long Island Comedy Warms Up:
The never-ending array of kooks is back, once again headlining at Theatre Three as Long Island Comedy presents its inaugural “February Funny Fest” on Saturday, February 17 at 8 pm at the famous Port Jefferson theater. Tickets are at (631) 928-9100, theatrethree.com, or longislandcomedy.com. Preceding the mirth will be a special charity wine tasting event; log on to theatrethree.com for all the details. As for the comedians, it’s an array of the area’s finest as emcee and standup star Paul Anthony brings to the stage Maria Walsh, Richie Byrne, John Larocchia (known in the trade as “New York’s funniest fireman,” and more. Many of these same comedians were part of LI Comedy’s two past Maria Walsh tours – The Long Island Comedy Festival and The 50+ Comedy Tour – that contained several of 2017’s most memorable comedy events.
Tuesday, February 13
Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Keith Ruzika Big Daddy's (Massapequa) The Jim Treutlein Band / The Jack Morelli Trio Junction (Long Beach) Singer/Songwriter Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Long Island Rock Unplugged Mulcahy's (Wantagh) Fat Tuesday: Jahstix Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Night: County Line 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 Bobbique (Patchogue) Fat Tuesday: Kerry Kearney / Gumbo & The Po' Boys BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night With Looney Tunes Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Open Mic Night Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Open Mic Dek's American Restaurant (Rocky Point) Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Mardi Gras Celebration Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The People's Open Mic House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open Jam With Jeff Regan Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Maya Nova SBU DMA Recital Katie's Of Smithtown Jam Night: Cintron, DeMartino, & Ronindelli Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughen Velvet Lounge (East Setauket) Open Mic NYC/Brooklyn/Queens B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) B.B King Blues Club All-Stars City Winery (NYC) Griffin House Mercury Lounge (NYC) Soren Bryce / Blac Rabbit / Kahli Abdu
Wednesday, February 14
The Paramount in Huntington’s own creation, The Paramount Comedy Series, offers top standups plying their wacky trade several times each month. Tickets are at paramountny.com or call (631) 673-7300 for more information. On the boards: “My Funny Valentine,” two days late but still right on time, takes over the big stage on Friday, February 16 Cisco at 8 pm; headliners include Duran Gary Valentine (oh, now we get it!), Cisco Duran, and Mick Thomas, with special guest Kevin Dombrowski rounding out the quartet. Needless to say, the new “Jim Breuer Residency” featuring the “Saturday Night Live” and radio star has been a smash, with the first performance drawing a huge crowd not only to hear this Long Island comedy legend crack them up, but also a lucky few fans took part in a special VIP Experience that has to be experienced to be believed (log on to paramountny.com for all the details). Don’t get shut out: The next pair of upcoming Brewer dates are Saturday, February 18 at 8 pm and Saturday, March 3 at 8 pm – act fast and make your plans now. More yuks in the Paramount Comedy Series: “Weird” Al Yankovic brings his “The Ridiculously SelfIndulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” on Saturday, March 17 at 8 pm, while Kevin James returns once again on Sunday, March 18 at 7 pm.
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Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Live Music Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Steve Dale 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 Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Country Music Originals Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Wonderous Stories Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) The Morrie Loudon Group Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Midweek Jam: Don Celenza & Friends RS Jones (Merrick) Wolfcats Suite 1828 (Merrick) Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Sunset Grill (Seaford) Blues At Sunset: Open 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 Super Electric BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Open Mic Night Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Live Music Dublin Deck (Patchogue) Hump Day Hoedown: Country Music Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington) Open Mic With Toby Tobias Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Anna Maria Villa House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open MIc Huntington Music Hall At Finley’s Of Green
Your Guide To Local Events Street Open Mic Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Young At Heart / Tom Manuel & His Quartet 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 (Sag Harbor) Open Mic Molly Maguire's (Oakdale) Open Mic Night With The Godfather Off Key Tikki (Patchogue) Jam Night With Lou Saxon Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic With Johnny B. Red River Inn (Yaphank) Live Music Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Night Smithtown Social Open Mic Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville) Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) Sarah Palermo NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Maysa City Vineyard (NYC) Michelle Shocked City Winery (NYC) Marc Cohn / Shawn Colvin Mercury Lounge (NYC) Mevius / Schlomi / Bagdadi / Hex.Sys / Ghost Cop
Thursday, February 15
Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Ace Duo Big Daddy's (Massapequa) The Welldiggers Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Trivia Night With DJ Greg 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 / Mr. Clean & The Fantasticks Memories 2 (Williston Park) Open Jam Mesita (Rockville Centre) Latin Pulse Thursdays Montana Brothers (Freeport) Open Mic With Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic Paradise Studios Open Jam & Networking Session Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker R.S. Jones (Merrick) Jan Slow Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Joe Vicino (Acoustic) Sunset Grill (Seaford) Open Mic Hosted By Phil Kennelty & Phriends Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) The Seduction Under The Sea Dance Amityville Music Hall Heems Bar Louie (Commack) Live Music Blue Point Brewery (Patchouge) Jon & Anthony's Acoustic Jam Bobbique (Patchogue) Kyle Fitzpatrick Unplugged Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington) Ray Lambiase / Bill Lauter Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) V anessa Trouble Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Rich Iacona's The Bad Little Big Band: The Songs Of Harold Arlen Paramount (Huntington) Marilyn Manson Revolution (Amityville) Devine 9 Stereo Garden (Patchogue) Whisky Road That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Miss Caitlin Bell Treme (Islip) La Elegancia a de la Salsa NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Three Dog Night City Winery (NYC) Marc Cohn / Shawn Colvin
Friday, February 16
Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Tooty & The Mother Pluckers Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Ed Kaercher Broadway 247 (Hicksville) Live Music Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Liz Miele Caracara (Farmingdale) The Two Daves (Electric Dudes) Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa)
Calendar Grand Folk Railroad E.B. Elliot (Freeport) Live Music Governor’s Comedy (Levittown) Chris Roach Jetty (Long Beach) The Grand Central K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The LPs / The Mystic Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Darlene Love Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Live Music Memories 2 (Williston Park) FiveStone Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Hollywood Drive By / Carbon Heart / Danni Christian / Bending Over Backwards Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Disco Unlimited / Larger Than Life (Boy Band Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) O El Amor / Hot Date Our Times Coffeehouse At The Ethical Humanist Society Of Long Island (Garden City) Toby Walker Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Mardi Gras Night: The Lost Bayou Ramblers Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) The Allmost Brothers Band (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Prost (Garden City) Pete Mancini / Richard Lanahan R.S. Jones (Merrick) Acoustic Blue Space At Westbury Theater One (Three Dog Night Tribute) / The Doobie Others (Doobie Brothers Tribute Band) Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Chicken Head Sweet & Savory Café (Baldwin) Project 821 Open Mic Night Hosted By Phoenx Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Marco Conelli & Friends That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Tilles Center (Brookville) The Association / The Lettermen / Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Petty Rumours (Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks Tribute)
Your Guide To Local Events In The Living Room Kelly's Ale House (Bohemia) E3 Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Live DJ / Bus Duty Mary Dowling's Pub (Islip) Live Music McGuire’s Comedy Club (Bohemia) Kevin Brennan Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Paramount (Huntington) Live Standup Comedy: Gary Valentine / Cisco Duran / Mick Thomas / Kevin Dombrowski Park Lounge (Kings Park) The Key Three Patchogue Theatre Mardi Gras Night: The Hoodoo Loungers / The Lost Bayou Ramblers Port Jefferson Village Center Miles To Dayton (Trio) Red River Inn (Yaphank) 27 East Revolution (Amityville) Narcotic Wasteland Rudi’s (Patchogue) The Lisa Polizzi Band Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Johnny Cash Tribute That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Ready In 10 That Meetball Place (Patchogue) DJ Eroc Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Bob Nelson Treme (Islip) Seven Turns (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer
February 17 Half Moon Café (Long Beach)
/ Flipswitch Amityville Music Hall Smoke DZA Bobbique (Patchogue) The Johnny Mac Band Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Mortified Doomed Valentine's Day Show BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Native Alien Tribe Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield's (Hauppague) Get Dancin' Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington) Jazz After Hours: The Damien Pacheco Ensemble Farrell's Of Brooklyn (West Islip) Rock Stars From Mars Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington) Gnarly Karma Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) New Jazz Quartette Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Live Music Grill (Hauppague) Bohemian Summer Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Unplugged: Acoustic
NYC/Brooklyn/Queens B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Melanie Fiona B.B.'s Pub & Grill (Flushing) Protectors Of The Wood City Winery (NYC) J.D. Souther Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) The Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air Mercury Lounge (NYC) DJ Julio Caezar / Kendra Black / Wxlfman / Ms Bolo / The Ritualists / Damn The Light Town Hall (NYC) Carla Bruni
Saturday, February 17
Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) Redneck Romance Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) Liz Miele Escorza's Mexican Restaurant (Wantagh) The Gissel Garcia Band Governor’s Comedy Club (Levittown) Vic Dibitteto Junction (Long Beach) Live Music K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Lucky Stiffs / The Legendary Murphys Madison Theater at Molloy College (Rockville Centre) John Pizzarelli: Midnight McCartney Memories 2 (Williston Park) Our Generation Montana Brothers (Freeport) Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Cover Me Badd / Splatterhouse / Cover Your Idols Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Whatever We Are Featuring Gabrielle Ross / The 2000s Band Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) County Line / Event Horizon NYCB Theatre At Westbury The Heart Of Hip Hop: Doug E. Fresh / Slick Rick / Rakim / Melle Mel / Roxanne Shante / Rob Base / Onyx / Keith Murray / Black Sheep / DJ Marley Marl Olde Trading Post (New Hyde Park) The Hambones Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) The Mystic R.S. Jones (Merrick) Frank Mira & Mike Smith Still Partners (Sea Cliff) The Johnny Mac Band Sunset Grill (Seaford) Uppercut Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) The Wes Houston Trio Tilles Center (Brookville) Melissa Manchester Uncle Tony’s (Farmingdale) Danny Kean
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Calendar Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) O El Amor / Op Effect / Sammi Rae Murciano (1 PM) American Legion Post 360 (Huntington) Guilty Pleasures Bar Louie (Commack) Lew Falco Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor) Improv Comedy: The Stowaways Bobbique (Patchogue) Mountain Jam (Allman Brothers Tribute Band) Boulton Center (Bay Shore) J.D. Souther BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Rocked & Loaded Brody McKay's Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Sweetwater CM Performing Arts Center (Oakdale) The Steel Silk Band / Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute) Finley's Of Green Street (Huntington) Liverpool Shuffle Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Live Music Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Noriko Ueda Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The Other Shoe Harbor Crab Co. (Patchogue) Generations Joe's Garage (Riverhead) Quadralove Katie's Of Smithwon Live Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Live Acoustic Music / Live DJ Madison Steak House (Hauppauge) Sound Chaser Mary Dowling's (Islip) Live Music McGuire’s Comedy Club (Bohemia) Kevin Brennan Painter's (Brookhaven) Decadia Paramount (Huntington) Jim Breuer Patchogue Theater For The Performing Arts Musical Thrones: A Parody Of Ice & Fire Rams American Pub (Holbrook) Back In Time (Huey Lewis & The News Tribute) Red River Inn (Yaphank) Outlaw Rockers Revolution (Amityville) Icons In Action Ristegio's (North Patchogue) Panic Rudi's (Patchogue) Brainiac Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band
Your Guide To Local Events Staller Center (Stony Brook University) Tao - Drum Heart Stereo Garden (Patchogue) Andy Andy That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Ninjas Need Money That Meetball Place (Patchogue) Nicholls Road Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Long Island Comedy's February Funny Fest: Maria Walsh / Paul Anthony / John Larocchia / Richie Byrne / Scott Schendlinger Tipperary (Huntington) U2 & Journey Tributes Treme (Islip) Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Eric Roberson City Winery (NYC) Poi Dog Pondering Le Poisson Rogue (NYC) Jessie's Girl Mercury Lounge (NYC) Mhysa
Sunday, February 18
Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Run 4 Cover Big Daddy's (Massapequa) King Cobras / Session 99 Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Kenny Hendricks K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Curt Arnel & Friends Sunday Jam Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Benefit: Band Battle To End Cystic Fibrosis Mulcahy's (Wantagh) President's Day Brunch: Matt Wahl Tilles Center (Brookville) Birdland All-Stars Featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art Of Jazz Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Reggae Snowsplash Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Bebop Holiday
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Quintet Featuring Heather Parris & Frank Doyle Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Dave Dersham Paramount (Huntington) George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic Patchogue Theatre Hot Peas N' Butter Red River Inn (Yaphank) Sunday Jam With Tom Pekar Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Treme (Islip) The Kevin Clarke Trio NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Molotov City Winery (NYC) Aztec Two-Step Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria) Bluegrass Jam With Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) The Ancient Jazz Quartet
Monday, February 19 Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Kane Daily K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Declan McKenna Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic With Dave Drew BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Acoustic Open Mic Cinque Terra Restaurant (Huntington) Monday Night Live Jazz: Frank Bellucci / Al Cardillo / Glafkos Kontemenlotis Crooked Rail (Northport) Open Mic Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Robert LePley & Stephanie Horowitz La Scala Ristorante (Commack) Phyllis Tagg Little Nook Café (West Sayville) Open Mic Nags Head Ale House (Huntington) Open Mic Revolution (Amityville) Live Standup Comedy: Johnny McDonald / Michele A. McDonald / Nigel Fullerton / Mark Savage /
Adam X. Parsons Shandon Court (East Islip) Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic Tap & Barrel (Smithtown) Blues Jam Trifecta Lounge (Copiague) The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Open Mic Night With Kenn NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Strictly Sinatra (Frank Sinatra Tribute) City Winery (NYC) Steve Earle
Tuesday, February 20
Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Keith Ruzika Junction (Long Beach) Singer/Songwriter Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Songwriters Roundtable & All Original Open Mic Hosted By 42nd & Nelson Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Music Night: Whiskey Road 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 Amityville Music Hall Chief Keef BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Vinyl Night With Looney Tunes 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
Calendar Open Mic House Of Brews (Port Jefferson) Open Jam With Jeff Regan Katie's of Smithtown Jam Night With George Cintron & Rob DeMartino O Solo Mio (Stony Brook) Phyllis Tagg Shandon Court (East Islip) Ward Cloughen Stereo Garden (Patchogue) 1986 New York Mets Q&A: Mookie Wilson & Doc Gooden Tap And Barrel (Smithtown) Jazz Jam Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor) Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Velvet Lounge (East Setauket) Open Mic NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar (NYC) Danny Kean B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy City Winery (NYC) Women Of Letters: Caitlin Fitzgerald / Sarah Sophie Flicker / Nikki Glazer / Margo Jefferson / Anya Marina / Paola Mendoza / Kate Walsh
Wednesday, February 21 Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Live Music Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Kane Daily 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) Bloodlines (Blood Sweat & Tears Tribute) / Shining Star (Earth Wind & Fire Tribute) Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Midweek Jam: Don Celenza & Friends R.S. Jones (Merrick) Mike Barry Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Poetry Slam Suite 1828 (Merrick) Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Country Night Babylon Beanery Open Mic Night Beau's Bar (Greenlawn) Open Mic Hosted By Steve Urban Bobbique (Patchogue) Jam Night BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Open Mic Butterfield's (Hauppauge) The Terri Hines Band 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 Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) The Wayne Sabella Trio Finley’s Of Green Street Open Mic Jazz Loft (Stony Brook) Jam Session
Your Guide To Local Events Katie's Of Smithtown Vox Populi 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 With The Lou Saxon Jam Band Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic With Johnny B. Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Night Smithtown Social Open Mic Toomey’s Tavern On The Crik (Amityville) Acoustic Open Mic With Tom Treme (Islip) The Swing Sessions With Dudley Salmon NYC/Queens/Brooklyn Alley Pond Environmental Center (Douglaston) Novel Nights: Rabbit-Proof Fence B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Y&T City Winery (NYC) James Hunter Iridium (NYC) Danielle Nicole
Thursday, February 22
Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Jazz & Sushi Night Althouse 1848 (East Rockaway) Live Music 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) Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Tiger Rose (Jerry Garcia Tribute) Memories 2 (Williston Park) Open Jam Mesita (Rockville Centre) Latin Pulse Thursdays Montana Brothers (Freeport) Open Mic With Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Open Mic Paradise Studios (Massapequa) Open Jam & Networking Session Plum Tomatoes (Mineola) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker R.S. Jones (Merrick) Alex & Mike Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night Sunset Grill (Seaford) Open Mic Hosted By Phil Kennelty & Phriends Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Vetstock Hip Hop Edition: Third Eye / Hastyle Rhymes / MC Beats / Ju Muny / M.O.U.F. / Cruz The Dreaded / Mike ADHD / Los Vegas / J Ojeda / Doc Mindbender / Yakono / Sargon Skilliams / Franky Gray / Ursa Major / Bee Danger / Level / Password / Seany Juevos / Da Butcher / Nox / Mavz / Aaron Bail / King Keith / Worfey Dun / Geto Leto / DJ Eric Elawn / DJ Isotope / DJ Tom Groove / DJ Richie Rukkuss Amityville Music Hall Fossil Youth Blue Point Brewery (Patchouge) Jon & Anthony's Acoustic Jam Bobbique (Patchogue) Kyle Fitzpatrick Unplugged Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Gail Storm Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The Irish
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Your Guide To Local Events
Sessions That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) The Grand Central (Acoustic) Treme (Islip) Conjuto Sabor Salsa With Eddie Martinez NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Travis Greene
Friday, February 23
Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Run 4 Cover Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Acoustic Urge Brokerage (Bellmore) Des Bishop Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Dave Christian Governor's Comedy (Levittown) Nick DiPaolo EGP Oceanside The Grand Central K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Hi Def / Petty Rumours (Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks Tribute) Junction (Long Beach) Live Music Lighthouse Waterfront Café (Glen Cove) Live Music Memories 2 (Williston Park) Stratus Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) 45 RPM / The 90s Band Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) The Benderz / The Legendary Murphys NYCB Theatre At Westbury Jon Secada / The Selena Experience Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Pump (Aerosmith Tribute) R.S. Jones (Merrick) Chic 'N Martini Space At Westbury Theater The Lords Of 52 nd Street Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Other Shoe Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Mike Barry Tilles Center (Brookville) Diana Krall
Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Drop Dead Sexy / Mean Machine
Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor) Standup Comedy: Joseph Vecsey / P.J. Landers / Rosebud Baker / Tanael Joachim Bobbique (Patchogue) The Powerhouse Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Rhett Miller / Evan Felker BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) The Electrix / Cassandra House Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Live DJ Brickyard Bar & Grill At Clarion Conference Center (Ronkonkoma) The Terri Hines Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Nestor Milanes Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks Katie's Of Smithtown Cintron, DeMartino & Rondinelli / Rock Station (80s Rock Tribute) Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Beer Nutz / Live DJ McGuire's Comedy (Bohemia) John Joseph Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge) Danny Kean Painter's (Brookhaven) 12X Paramount (Huntington) Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Port Jefferson Village Center James O’Malley & Corrin Huddleston Red River Inn (Yaphank) Cheap & Dirty Revolution (Amityville) Puddle Of Mudd Shanahan's (King's Park) Tommy Hellbent (Solo Acoustic) Staller Center (Stony Brook University) Stereo Garden (Patchogue) Vic Latino's Freestyle: TKA / K7 / George Lamond / Soave / Coro / Laissez Faire Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Randy Bachman Swept Away (Bay Shore) Porch Groove That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Poparazzi That Meetball Place (Patchogue) Live DJ Treme (Islip) Gail Storm Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show Velvet Lounge (East Setauket) Equilibrium Bookings Presents Unheard Sounds
he legendary pop icon Britney Spears has announced her exclusive last time ever and limited tour of her record-breaking show, “Britney: Piece of Me.” For the first and only time, “Britney: Piece of Me” will visit the east coast of the U.S. and Europe for a limited engagement for fans that were not able to see the show in Las Vegas. Locally, the tour will stop on July 23 and 24 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City; log on to britneyspears.com for more information. The tour will also stop on July 15 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. This tour follows Britney’s record-breaking four-year headlining residency, “Britney: Piece of Me” at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where Spears first opened in December 2013. As the first contemporary superstar resident in the city, Spears and Caesars Entertainment pioneered the groundbreaking paradigm shift and revitalized the modern era of entertainment in Las Vegas in Planet Hollywood’s world-class 14 • Good Times Magazine - February 13 - 26,
NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Silk City Winery (NYC) Keren Ann Cutting Room (NYC) Neal Morse Life & Times Concert Series Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) The Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air Mercury Lounge (NYC) Staghorn / Yndi Halda
Saturday, February 24
Nassau Althouse 1828 (East Rockaway) Live Music Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park) The Generators Bellmore Bean (Bellmore) Coincidence Machine: The Beatles' Revolver Brokerage Comedy (Bellmore) John Joseph E.B. Elliot (Freeport) Live Music Escorza's Mexican Restaurant (Wantagh) The Gissel Garcia Band Governor’s Comedy (Levittown) Nick DiPaolo K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Any Way You Want It (Journey Tribute) / Wonderous Stories Memories 2 (Williston Park) Wild Honey Michael's Porthole (Oceanside) The Electrix Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Penny Lane Mulcahy's (Wantagh) Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Flowers For Taco NYCB Theatre At Westbury The Musical Box (Genesis Tribute) Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) Disco Unlimited R.S. Jones (Merrick) Breakaway Space At Westbury Theater Triton Fights: Live MMA Still Partners (Sea Cliff) XXWolf!XX Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) The Kerry Kearney Band
Uncle Tony's (Farmingdale) Danny Kean Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) The Lisa Polizzi Band 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Jetstream / That 70s Band Bar Louie (Commack) Rick Eberle Bobbique (Patchogue) Carrie & The Cats Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Howard Jones / Rachel Sage BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Soul To Squeeze / Morning View Brody McKay’s Tavern (Selden) Live Music Butterfield's (Hauppauge) Live DJ Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Steve Ash Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Live Music Katie's Of Smithtown Live Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) DJ Epic / Live Acoustic Music Mary Dowling's (Islip) Live Music McGuire's Comedy (Bohemia) Des Bishop / Mick Thomas Paramount (Huntington) Rush Through Time: Mystic Rhythms (Rush Tribute) Red River Inn (Yaphank) North & South Revolution (Amityville) Obnoxious Noise Fest: Pig Destroyer / Internal Bleeding / Implosive Disgorgence / Pyrexia / Dehumanized / Artificial Brain / Outer Heaven / Ground / Chepang / Locus Mortis Shandon Court (East Islip) The Cara Band Staller Center (Stony Brook University) Stony Brook University Orchestra Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Kenny Brawner (Ray Charles Tribute) That Meetball Place (Farmingdale) Rock Stars From Mars That Meetball Place (Patchogue) Live DJ Tipperary (Huntington) Awaken (Yes Tribute) Treme (Islip) Mach 5 Vanderbilt Planetarium (Centerport) Led Zeppelin Laser Light Show
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Back To The Big Apple ... Finally
theater. It isn’t Steve & Edie in Vegas these days: With more than 250 shows, the recordsetting residency was sold out on a regular basis, generating more than $140 million gross revenue and selling nearly one million tickets. “Britney: Piece Of Me” was voted the “Best Resident Performer,” “Best Production Show,” “Best Bachelorette Party” and “Best Bachelor Party” by readers of The Las Vegas ReviewJournal. Hollywood’s biggest names, such as Beyoncé, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick,
Nick Jonas, Miley Cyrus, Kirsten Dunst, Chloë Grace Moretz, Calvin Harris, Sia, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, and Steven Tyler have all attended “Piece Of Me.” This exclusive east coast and Europe tour marks the last time fans can see the show. Initial demand for the “Britney: Piece of Me” tour, which will visit intimate venues in the US to attempt to capture the look and feel of the Las Vegas show, is overwhelming, with only limited tickets available.
Calendar NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) Randy Bachman City Winery (NYC) Garland Jeffreys Le Poisson Rogue (NYC) Jessie's Girl Mercury Lounge (NYC) Thelem / Rez / Jizzy Fra b2b Yakooza / Detox
Sammi Rae Murciano
Sunday, February 25
Nassau Bacaro (Massapequa February 17 Park) Them Again 89 North Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Little (Patchogue) Wilson / The Joe Roberts Trio Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa) Kenny Hendricks Great Neck House ore) Curt Arnel & Friends Jam Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale) Long Island Tag Sale Tilles Center (Brookville) Lunar New Year's Celebration Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Tranquility / Formerly Bodies Bella Vita Vineyard (Peconic) Ukelele Ed & Po’Boy Reinhart Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Open Mic Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Jen & Larry / Danny Marks Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Live Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Live Acoustic Music Long Island Museum (Stony Brook) The End
Your Guide To Local Events Of America Patchogue Theatre Guitar Master Class: G.E. Smith Red River Inn (Yaphank) Sunday Jam With Tom Pekar Revolution (Amityville) Eidola / Capstan / Andres / U Blue / My Sword & Shield / SYLVN Shandon Court (East Islip) Tommy Mulvihill Treme (Islip) Jazz Jam Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Live Breakfast Music
Suffolk Amityville Music Hall Samsara / Devil In The Details 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 Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Robert LePley & Darcy Fulda Little Nook Café (West Sayville) Open Mic Hosted By Justin Odiogn & Eva Marie Nags Head Ale House (Huntington) Open Mic Patchogue Theatre Guys With Guitars: Devin Dawson / Chris Janson / Midland / Jordan Davis / Michael Tyler 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 Trifecta Lounge (Copiague) The Swing Sessions Hosted by Dud Music
Gail Storm 2/23 • Treme (Islip)
NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC) Harlem Gospel Choir City Winery (NYC) George Harrison Birthday Tribute Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria) Bluegrass Jam With Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker
Monday, February 26
Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Industry Night Bacaro (Massapequa Park) Roberts & Ice Cinque Terra Restaurant (Huntington) Monday Night Live Jazz: Frank Bellucci / Al Cardillo / Glafkos Kontemenlotis K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione NYCB Theatre At Westbury Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
The Lucky Stiffs
Whatever We Are
Photo: Gene Casey by Randee Post Dadonna
K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore February 17 at 10 pm kjfarrells.com (516) 804-9925 What a real bunch of Stiffs: This band has been around for a long time in Long Island, and they continue to perform often at this top area venue thanks to their ability to play seemingly every song from every era of pop: rock, pop, New Wave, or disco, they can do it all. And that’s not all, folks: The truly legendary Legendary Murphys start off the night of fun at 7 pm.
Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall, Wantagh February 17 at 9 PM • muls.com • (516) 783-7500 For the past several years, we've been proclaiming the musical acumen of the amazing young singer Gabrielle Ross, one of the area's “can't miss” talents – and now, she makes her first Mulcahy's appearance with her new band, Whatever We Are, which recently made its debut in New York City. Also on the bill on this night: The 2000s Band performs at 10 pm.
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks Treme, Islip February 17 at 8 PM • tremeislip.com (631) 277-2008 So you want to hear some rockabilly? Americana? Some country twang? Or some good rock & roll? Nobody does it more authentically than Greenport's Casey, one of few Long Island-based artists who has proven to be as popular in theaters as he is at music clubs. Take a listen and you'll find out why Casey is what real rockin’ is all about.
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The End Of America: It All Begins In Stony Brook
Americana band The End Of America performs on Sunday, February 25 at 3 pm in The Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Advance sale tickets are available at $18 at sundaystreet.org through February 23, with tickets at the door on the day of the show available for $23 (cash only). Info: (631) 632-1093. The End of America is a young band of friends, singers, and
travelers who blend three-part harmony with rock and Americana. The Philadelphia-based outfit masters a style that resonates with fans of such artists as Ryan Adams, CSNY, and Dawes. Taking its name from a phrase in On The Road, the landmark novel by Jack Kerouac, this trio has garnered critical praise and an active fan base, and was voted "Most Wanted" artist at the 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. The group is comprised of Brendon Thomas, James Downes, and Trevor Leonard.
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Long Island’s Party 105.3FM is seeking to add new talent to the morning-mix for the station’s first local morning show in more than eight years. The search is on for a vibrant new personality to add to the station for this new project. The rules: Just Joe Post a video on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter illustrating why you’re the next “superstar.” Tag @Party105 and use #Party105Superstar to be entered. “If you are selected, you’ll be on your way to becoming the next big thing on Long Island alongside Party105's host Just Joe,” the station said in a press release. Just Joe is the program director and an on-air personality on Party105, and has been part of the team for four years. Starting as a nightclub DJ, he’s rocked parties from New York City to Los Angeles, and genres from hop hop to EDM. “I’m excited to be putting together the next morning show on Party105,” said Just Joe. “I can’t wait to see all the talented people from Long Island. It's truly going to be an exciting experience!" For more information, visit Party105.com.
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic: The Funk Never Stops At The Paramount
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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Get Into The Swing At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic bring the “Mardi Gras Madness Tour” with openers Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf to the area on Sunday, February 18 at 8 pm at The Paramount in Huntington. The “Founder’s Room Afterparty” applies for this performance; tickets and info are at paramountny.com and (631) 673-7300. The soul and funk music legend Clinton is in the midst of bringing his Parliament/Funkadelic machine to audiences across the nation
for his signature New Orleans funk parties. Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes and elevating funk music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself. Clinton continues his mark on contemporary music, winning a Grammy Award in 2016 for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.
Postmodern Jukebox returns for a rare area concert on Monday, February 26 at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Tickets and info are at thetheatreatwestbury.com or by calling (516) 247-5200. The ever-evolving group known to its fans as PMJ originally blew up online, with new videos added weekly that keep finding creative new ways to put creator (and Queens resident) Scott Bradlee’s trademark vintage twist on modern pop hits. But it’s onstage that the project has really come to shine, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses across the globe, from intimate standing-room gigs to largescale, theatrical extravaganzas. That seemingly exhausting pace hasn’t stopped Bradlee from arranging and recording new arrangements every week for PMJ’s legion of fans. The multi-talented collective reimagines contemporary pop, rock, and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown – or, as Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.” Imagine marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from Guns N’ Roses to hits as recent as 2015’s Justin Bieber plea “Sorry.”
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he Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council and the Village of Port Jefferson will once again bring a wealth of entertainment, educational, and music events to Long Islanders in 2018, which run the gamut of local talent, rare and classic cinema, and more. For complete info: gpjac.org or (631) 473-5220. The organization co-presents the popular Sunday Street Concert series at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, where it has
GREAT MUSIC & FILMS FOR ALL: The Gamut Of Entertainment Comes To Port Jefferson
located after a lengthy stint at Stony Brook University; the winter/spring season is currently underway. On the upcoming schedule: Sunday, February 25 at 3 pm: Scott Krokoff The End Of America Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm (special date and time): A Tribute To Mose Allison Sunday, April 15 at 5 pm: Ray Bonneville Sunday, April 29 at 5 pm: Tom Russel Sunday, May 20 at 7 pm: Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration Sunday, June 10 at 5 pm:
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Sammy Davis Jr.: I Gotta Be Me
The Tannahill Weavers: 50th Anniversary Reunion Tickets and more information: sundaystreet.org. A host of music concerts events – all featuring top area musicians – presented by The Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council – have been scheduled and are now underway as well. “Wintertide Concerts” at The Port Jefferson, all on Fridays at 7 pm, are co-presented by GPJAC, Port Jeff Village Recreation, and The Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy. Info: (631) 473-4724. All concerts are free; “free will” donations will be accepted. The upcoming schedule: February 16: Miles To Dayton (trio) February 23: James O’Malley
In addition to the concert series, the organization will soon debut its 2018 Port Jefferson Spring Documentary Film Series, which will bring a specially selected group of movies to theaters in the area. On the schedule in the coming weeks: The China Hustle, Monday, March 19, 7 pm at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson Village; guest speakers will be Pete Dr. Juan Carlos Mancini Conesa, Professor and Chair of The Department of Economics at Stony Brook Universty, as well as a member of the film’s production team. Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, Monday, March 26 at 7 pm at The Long Island Musueum in Stony Brook Village; guest speaker will be the film’s screenwriter (and co-producer of this look at a legendary American entertainer), Laurence Maslon. The Judge: Monday, April 2 at 7 pm at The Long Island Museum; guest speaker will be director Erika Cohn.
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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.Call or log on for schedules.
Art Winning Artists Showcase Mills Pond Gallery, St. James Through March 11; (631) 8626575; millspondgallery.org The Smithtown Township Arts Council presents an exhibit featuring five award-winning artists from juried exhibitions. Admission to the gallery is free. Heidi Younger (whose work, Kong Takes A Selfie, is depicted here) was first place winner of The Fine Art of Illustration, juried by artist and illustrator William Low. The four other exhibiting artists were winners of Member Artist Showcase 2016, juried by Harlan Fischer. Books Billy Lamont
Book Revue, Huntington February 14 at 7 pm; (631) 271-1442; bookrevue.com The Long Island-based poet (above) will speak and sign copies of his new book of poetry, Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding.
The Stowaways Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor February 17 at 8 pm; (631) 725-9500; baystreet.org Another night of improv comedy during this zany troupe's Bay Street residency. Bob Nelson Theatre Three, Port Jefferson February 16 at 8 pm; (631) 9289100; theatrethree.com The veteran standup performs all
Bob Nelson (All Of Them)
of his famous characters, from Jiffy Jeff to Eppy Epperman. Concerts/Revues The Cast Of BeatleMania Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts February 14 at 8 pm; smithtownpac.org; (631) 724-3700 Timed right: The tribute veterans perform an evening of love songs by The Beatles. John Pizzarelli Madison Theater at Molloy College, Rockville Centre February 17 at 8 pm; (516) 323-4444; madisontheatreny.org A special show from the famed guitarist: “Midnight McCartney” focuses on songs by the beloved Beatles founder.
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 20 • Good Times Magazine - February 13 - 26, 2018
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with an interest in building My Fair Lady scale models of automobiles. Call for more information and meeting dates. Theater Ragtime: The Musical Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale February 24 through March 24; (631) 218-2100; cmpac.com The musical based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel brings back classic sounds – and the celebrities and three groups of Americans during the 1930s. Shakespeare In Love Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts Through March 4; smithtownpac.org; (631) 724-3700
(631) 226-8400; studiotheatreli.com A Studio Theatre exclusive: This new play set in 1967 tells the story of a New York City writer. The Crucible Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts Through March 4; (516) 868-6400; merrick-theatre.com This classic about the Salem witch trials of 1692. Sleeping Beauty The Showplace At Bellmore Movies February 23 through March 4; plazatheatrical.com; (516) 599-6870 A staging that will thrill fans of all ages.
The romantic tale of the young “Bard Of Avon” at the start of his influence. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum BayWay Arts Center, East Islip Through February 25; (631) 581-2700; broadhollow.org The Broadway classic that perpetuated the legends of Zero Mostel, Larry Gelbart, and Stephen Sondheim. My Fair Lady BroadHollow Theatre, Elmont Through March 4; (516) 775-4420; broadhollow.org BroadHollow Theatre Company: When classic musicals are recalled, this is the one: The Lerner and Loewe masterpiece is revived.
Broadway Valentine Queens Theatre, Flushing February 17 & 18; (718) 760-0064; queenstheatre.org Created exclusively for Queens Theatre, this show features Broadway love songs performed by a trio of real-life Broadway couples.
Once John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Through March 4; (631) 2612900; engemantheater.com Engeman Theater: The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, comes to Long Island. The stellar cast includes Barry BeBois (pictured right). The Babylon Line Studio Theatre, Lindenhurst February 16 through March 4;
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Camila Cabello: Radio’s Hottest New Star Already Making Pop History
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To those who wondered how pop singer Camila Cabello would fare after leaving her previous girl group, Fifth Harmony, you needn’t have worried: The young Cuban-American singer/songwriter has become the first woman on the Billboard 200 with a debut album in three years, according to the industry bible, cementing her alongside such stars as Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift as performers who simply
can’t be hotter at present. She’s already made chart history: Cabello debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with her first solo effort, Camila, in the week ending January 18, according to Nielsen Music. The debut solo disc and downlowd was released on January 12 through SYCO/Epic Records; the hot launch made Cabello the first first woman to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 with her debut full-length album in three years since Meghan Trainor’s Title (also on the Epic label) in 2015.
U2 Makes A Literal Splash At Grammy Awards
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All this after their new album soared to #1: 46-time Grammy nominees and 22-time winners — the most of any rock band — U2 performed on January 28 at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in an unusual fashion: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen shared a visually stunning performance of “Get Out Of Your Own Way” staged on a barge in New York Harbor under the gaze of The Statue of Liberty.
Bono and The Edge also presented the award for Album of the Year to winner Bruno Mars, who was the big story of this year’s event in capturing six trophies. This won’t the last our area will see of U2 this year, with four shows pending: They’ll perform on June 9 at NYCB Live at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale; and June 25 and 26 and July 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Lorrie Country royalty Morgan Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis and Pam Tillis are
now a duo; their first-ever tour as a unit, “Grits & Glamour,” will see them perform on June 2 at The Paramount in Huntington. Tickets and more: paramountny.com or (631) 673-7300 … The current version of The Yardbirds headlines on May 6 at The NYCB Theatre At Westbury; opening will be The Mark Stein (of Vanilla Fudge) Project and the current version of Canned Heat. The Yardbirds Tickets are at ticketmaster.com and (516) 334-0800 … Longtime favorite David Bromberg never can stay away long: He's at The Landmark On Main Street in Port Washington on March 1 and a just-added show on March 2; tickets are at landmarkonmainstreet.com and (516)767-6444 … Get out those old David tie-dyes: The Summer of Love Bromberg Concert features Marc Rubinstein’s Pig Light Show, recognized as one of the most famous psychedelic light shows in rock; the show will be performed at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on March 23. Get your tickets at patchoguetheatre.org or call (631) 207-1313.
The Lords Of 52nd Street: Third Time's The Charm At The Space
The Lords Of 52nd Street, featuring a famed trio of former Billy Joel band musicians, return for the third time on Friday, February 23 at 8 pm to The Space At Westbury Theater; tickets and info: ticketmaster.com or (516) 283-5566. Saxophonist Richie Cannata (right), drummer Liberty DeVitto (below), and guitarist Russell Javors (left) are three of the most accomplished musicians in area history even without their stints with Joel, and that's saying a mouthful. Of course, all are known for their work both in concert and on recordings such as The Stranger, Turnstiles, 52nd Street, The Nylon Curtain, and Glass Houses. They've also performed with more artists than we can list here, and have also worked as music producers and sidemen as well. Now, with The Lords Of 52nd Street, this trio of seasoned pros plays not only a wealth of the hits they recorded, but some new songs and surprises along the way. Good Times Magazine - February 13 - 26, 2018 • 21
Lamar, and hip hop in general also say a lot about how out of touch and reactionary Grammy voters truly are as they circled the horses one more time, trying to pretend that the present world we live in does not exist. Well, it does exist, and the show will certainly continue to lose viewers and ratings as younger music consumers completely ignore the Grammys and its awards with each passing year. Females were prominent, notably at the start of the show, with Lady Gaga performing "Joanne" and "Million Reasons" from her most recent, brilliant album; Kesha, seeming more timely than ever, fronting an all-star version of "Praying"; and the “it girl” of the moment, Cardi B, stole the spotlight. The #MeToo movement will have plenty of catching up to do where the music business is concerned, which, more so than the movie field, was a hotbed of activity during the first two decades of rock & roll. The word and definition of “groupie” was a
Photos courtesy Atlantic Records; Bruno Mars by Kai Z. Feng; Cardi B by Raven Verona
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Grammys Review: I don’t want to repeat myself, but I stated online that the January 28 telecast of The Grammy Awards was the
most boring ever during its first hour. It did pick up steam along through a long Sunday night, but “tedious” is the word to describe the momentum. The most pertinent news: The year's biggest star, Ed Sheeran, decided Bruno to not show up after being Mars excluded from the biggest awards categories – despite the fact that 2017 belonged to him based on sales, radio airplay, and critical acclaim. Many seemed to think that the fix was in for Bruno Mars before the show had even started; by the time the show ended, those same people were convinced of that. Mars had been featured in some CBS TV shows as well as a hugely successful Super Bowl performance, so it was rumored that the big Grammy prizes at the end of the night were a sort of payback. I am a longtime fan of Mars, and his talent and success cannot be denied – product of those early decades, but the exclusion of Sheeran was and not until Helen Reddy came glaring, and will be remembered along with "I Am Woman" in the and talked about for years to 1970s did the early women's come. liberation movement rear its head Not the only snubs: The in the music biz. Yet, it still has a exclusions of Jay Z, Kendrick long, long way to go.
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TAO – Drum Heart: The Magic Of Precision At Staller Center TAO: Drum Heart headlines on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 pm at Staller Center at Stony Brook University. For info and tickets, call (631) 632-ARTS  or log on to stallercenter. com. Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming in this unique presention. Japanese drumming by TAO is known for extraordinary precision, innovative choreography and unflagging stamina. TAO: Drum Heart sold out its world premiere at The Edinburgh Festival.
An Early Spring: Q&A With Mets Legends At Stereo Garden
Photo by Bob Smith
We're so ready for baseball season – and if you’re like us, here’s a tip: A “Q&A” with a pair of 1986 New York Mets world champs – speedy Mookie Wilson and Cy Young Award winner Doc Gooden – is Tuesday, February 20 at the new Stereo Garden in Patchogue. Tickets are now on sale; VIP tickets offer an array of perks; those and GA tickets are at ticketmaster.com. For more information: Call Stereo Garden at (631) 714-4486; the club is located at 9 Railroad Avenue.
BITS & PIECES Baby Ariel
More From The Phenom
Known as the “Queen Of Gen Z” and now making waves with her own original music, pop artist Baby Ariel has unveiled her latest single, “Perf” (Baby A Records,) now available via all digital music retailers and streaming services. Baby Ariel’s newest track is accompanied by a bright and playful companion visual directed by HustleCake (Khalid, Whiz Khalifa), which is now available to view on her official YouTube channel. “Singing is always something that I’ve loved and I’ve wanted to express and show to the world,” Baby Ariel told Billboard in an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of her new “Perf” video. “With social media, one of the rules I’ve always given myself is to just be myself … with music, I really wanna do the same thing where all of my music is truly me … It comes from the heart and it’s me.” Baby Ariel – aka the Florida-based 17-year-old Ariel Martin – is by any estimation a wide-reaching worldwide phenomenon. She first began garnering epic online attention in 2015 with a series of videos on musical.ly, and by 2017 had quietly built a cumulative audience of 35 million-plus followers across a range of social media platforms.
On The Cusp, On Rise
The 18-year-old singer/songwriter Sophie Rose is on the verge of big
things: She's already been signed to a joint publishing venture between Ester Dean and Prescription Songs, and wants to help change the world with music. She’s using her talents to help others by supporting charitable causes including ACT Today! Autism Care and Treatment, Firefly Autism, and Girls Rock Santa Barbara. Sophie co-wrote a song called “Firefly” to empower children with autism.
Kicking off in the U.S. on September 8, the pending tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark John’s last-ever tour, marking the end of half a century on the road for the rock star. “Performing live fuels me, and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said John, who announced the tour from what probably is the world’s most lavish former bank, Gotham Hall in New York City. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.” More: EltonJohn.com.
New Tour Bonafide Hit
Atlantic recording artist Charlotte Cardin – about as hot as an artist can
Elton John At Gotham Hall
Even at her young age, Rose has written close to 500 songs. Her solo single, “Two Young Lovers” released in October 2017, is currently on the Apple Music playlist “Taylor Swift’s Favorite Songs.” It was also featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, and has gained over 250K streams on Spotify. Rose also co-wrote and sings “Limitless” with Sam F – #1 in iHeartRadio Dance, #5 on Dance Radio overall, and #9 on the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart at press time. Learn much more at sophierose.com.
Main Girl, is out everywhere and is climbing the charts. The EP features three new songs – “Main Girl,” “Paradise Motion,” and “The Kids” – featured alongside a trio of tracks first heard on the Montrealbased singersongwriter’s breakthrough 2016 Canadian EP release, Big Boy. Highlights include “Dirty Dirty,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The track is joined by a new live video, also streaming now at Cardin’s official YouTube channel. Find her at charlottecardin.com or all over social media.
Photos courtesy respective labels and artists; Elton John by Matt Barron (Shutterstock), provided by Rogers & Cowan; Baby Ariel by Kacie Tomita
get at present – has announced plans for her biggest North American headline tour thus far. The dates begin April 13 at Boston’s Greatest Scott, and then travel the United States and Canada into early May. A new video, “The Kids,” is now streaming at the official Charlotte Cardin YouTube channel; her new EP,
Clean Bandit Performs With Julia Michaels
The chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning UK trio Clean Bandit has enlisted Dram for a new remix of their hit single “I Miss You,” which features fellow Grammy nominee Julia Michaels. The new release arrived concurrently with the announcements of their North American “I Miss You: Spring 2018 Tour.” During that time, Clean Bandit will embark on its North American headline tour, kicking off at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on March 26 and wrapping at The Beacham in Orlando, Florida on April 28; locally, the group will perform at Brooklyn Steel on April 17; learn more at cleanbandit.co.uk/natour. Clean Bandit, one of the most unique acts at the top of the charts these days, boasts a blend of electronic, dancehall, classical, R&B, and pop, and released their 10 million-selling single, “Rockabye” last year – which shot to #1 in more than 40 countries.
Clean Bandit + Julia Michaels
His Final Tour
After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the pop landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a musical icon, the superstar has announced his final tour, which is dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.”
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