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The largest and most realistic dinosaur event in North America is back, bigger and better than ever! Long Island-area families can walk among the nation’s biggest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest opens at Nassau Coliseum for a limited run Feb. 17-20. Walk through 165 million years of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to learn about the creatures that ruled on land! In addition to life-like dinosaurs, Jurassic Quest’s classic experiences for the whole family include some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig and real fossils like T-Rex teeth, a triceratops horn and life-size dino skull, a “Triceratots” soft play area for our littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions, photo opportunities, and more.

Advance purchase online recommended to ensure desired date and availability at, or tickets are available on-site.

General admission tickets include access to the dinosaur and marine exhibits, arts and crafts activities, and dinosaur shows. There are rides and activities that require activity tickets available on site, or guests can upgrade to the Kids Unlimited Ticket (the best value for children ages 2-10). Entry is free for children under age 2.


Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show comes to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark for five performances, Friday, March 10, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The cast will include lead dancers Amy-Mae Dolan, Will Bryant, Maggie Darlington, Anna Mai Fitzpatrick, Fergus Fitzpatrick, James Greenan and Meadhbh Kennedy, troupe members Brandon Asazawa, Belle Brenton, Kieran Bryant, Morgan Bullock, Gerard Byrne, Keeva Correy, Matthew Gardiner, Michael Gardiner, Emma Mannion, Jordan McCormick, Faith Moore, Olivia Nactigal, Cian Porter, Dylan Scholls Zoe Talbot, Mairead Trainor and Elle-Mae Wheeler.

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FL!P Circus, ( the Big Top experience that wowed audiences across the country when it debuted last year, will launch its brand new 2023 tour in the New York City area. The all-new production, created by the Vazquez family, will feature favorites from last year’s show alongside an incredible assemblage of brand new international acts that are sure to amaze and amuse. The show is at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove April 14 – 24th. Tickets are on sale now.

On its debut tour, audiences and critics alike raved about this intimate new circus brand and its energetic show which takes place under a distinctive red and white, 800-seat, climate-controlled big top tent with no seat more than 50-feet from the ring. The front row is so close that those sitting there often find themselves being brought right into the ring to be part of the fun!

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets and additional information, please visit www. Tickets start at $25.00 (children) and $40.00 (adults) with senior/military/handicap discounts available. Tickets will also be available in person at the box office during each engagement.


Black speculative fiction encompasses and blurs the genres of magical realism, futurism, horror, fantasy, paranormal, and mythology. At the 2023 National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium, students, writers, scholars, and readers will discuss the genre’s history and current state. This public gathering will feature interactive panel discussions, roundtable discussions, and opportunities for attendees to engage with fellow literature lovers from across the country.

A few confirmed writers include poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer Jewelle Gomez; fiction writer L. Penelope; and fiction writers and memoirists Tananarive Due, Wayétu Moore, and Dr. Reynaldo Henderson, executive director and co-founder of the Black Speculative Arts Movement.

It will take place March 31-April 1st at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn.

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For Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes‘comfortable’ - has never been a word associated with their brand of raucous, roots-tinged rock and bluesy reverie. The band has flourished with more than thirty albums, releasing twelve studio albums since 1976....Rolling Stone named their early release “Hearts of Stone” as one of the “top 100 albums of the 70s and 80s”.... thousands of live performances around the globe, a legion of famously-dedicated and enthusiastic fans, and a vibrant legacy of classic songs that have become “hits” to their worldwide fan base.

They emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, and though they carried over a significant influence (and some key personnel) from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the Jukes evolved as more of a white R&B horn band in the Memphis Stax Records tradition.

Organized by singer John Lyon, guitarist/songwriter Steve Van Zandt (who decamped for the E Street Band in 1975, but continued to produce, manage, and write songs for the Jukes) and Richie Rosenberg, the band is well known for their high-energy live shows and no-holds-barred songs, including “I Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin’ a Party,” “The Fever,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again,” and “This Time It’s For Real.”

They’ll be appearing Friday, Mar 10th, 8:00 p.m. at Patchogue Theater 71 E. Main St. Patchogue. Tickets are $49-$79 and available by calling 631-207-1313.



The brightest stars of Jazz at Lincoln Center arrive at the Staller Center with a vibrant journey through the first 50 years of Jazz Song on February 25th at 8 p.m. at Staller Center Recital Hall.

This touring initiative functions to provide affordable opportunities for audiences to connect with up-and-coming musicians at the onset of their bright careers. It is also an expansion of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission to “entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy”.

Charting through the history of Jazz, under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Songs We Love takes its audience on a trip through time. With a band outfitted by brilliant musicians hand-picked by Jazz at Lincoln Center, 3 guest vocalists will explore a songbook that features music by iconic artists like Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland. Show is sold out but call (631) 632-ARTS [2787] | to be added to wait list. This is one not to miss!


Long Island Stage will bring original music to the forefront with a series of three performances showcasing original artists from Long Island at The Suffolk, Riverhead with the first on March 2nd. The first performance will feature Rock artists: Kate Van Dorn, Playing Dead, and Azwel.

Long Island Stage is an organization whose mission is to offer promotional support, resources, and performance opportunities for established and emerging artists. Long Island Stage launched in 2021 with virtual stages that showcased many of the musical styles that thrive on Long Island – folk, funk, rock, alternative, electro-pop, and even a dollop of jazz. Now, Long Island Stage is coming to The Suffolk to present live shows sponsored by Britech. Tickets are only $25 at the doors: 7 p.m. The Suffolk 118 East Main Street, Riverhead. Tel: 631-727-4343


and “Honeysuckle Rose”) on the episode that aired on April 17, 1955. Another new clip that was originally broadcast on CBS Network on May 15, 1955, features Armstrong alongside Gary Crosby delivering a performance of “Struttin With Some Barbecue.”

New videos are updated to The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and


life-sized dinosaurs, with scale, speed and ferocity, operated by animatronics and performers.


After surpassing one billion total views across all channels (including YouTube, Apple Music and Facebook) late last year, the archives of The Ed Sullivan Show have opened again to share rare vintage performances by Louis Armstrong. As dear friends who traveled together, were both born in the same year (1901), and had a great mutual respect, it is believed that Ed Sullivan himself lent these clips to Louis Armstrong and Universal Music Enterprises. These clips were never shown since the original broadcasts and capture Satchmo at his effusive best, one of which shows the jazz maestro and opera star Robert Merrill performing a Medley (“Vesti la giubba”

Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that brings the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans when it returns to the New York market this winter for four stops at Barclays Center, and UBS Arena. Tickets are at Jurassicworldlivetour. com.

With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life against a backdrop of captivating scenery where dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue and a Tyrannosaurus Rex more than 40 feet in length, take center stage. The production features more than 24 film-accurate,

Jurassic World’s unmistakable score combined with projection and practical scenery transforms the arena into the dense jungles of Isla Nublar, where real Gyrospheres roll through the valley and scientists work to unravel a corrupt plan and save a new dinosaur from a terrible fate. With pulse-pounding stunts and an original, authentic storyline, this show is guaranteed to make memories that will last another 65 million years.

Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Friday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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PAC TRACK PROFILES: Patchogue Theatre’s Michele Rizzo-Berg by Rich Branciforte

in just as Covid was raging and shut all theaters down for nearly 2 years.

the Theatre than it does to go to Manhattan.

events throughout the year.

When Michele Rizzo-Berg started her career as a receptionist for The Westbury Music Fair, she never expected that one day she would be the Executive Director of the Patchogue Theatre, one of Long Island’s most prestigious performing arts centers... And overseeing its 100 th Anniversary. Michele worked her way up the ladder quickly moving to the Nassau Coliseum where she served as Talent Coordinator for two years. From there, she was largely responsible for the revitalization of the Boulton Center In Bay Shore, where she oversaw operations for 15 years. Then, the Big opportunity came knocking...A gig as Executive Director of the Patchogue Theatre.

Talk about timing! Michele came

Bouncing back, Michele has gone ahead full force, booking 40 shows a year, many national acts. She admits that if she could, she would love to book a hundred! Her experience as a Talent Coordinator has served her well, and the relationships she built up over the years have paid off. She works closely with Bowery Presents, who directs many big acts her way.

Part of her mission is to expand the Patchogue audience beyond its current demographic to include more shows geared to women, families and the community.

She believes that the Theatre draws from all of Long Island and Queens, and this is a good point since it takes less time to get to

Michele admits to being a big fan of hard rock and metal, enjoying bands like Warrant, and was a regular frequenter of the Long Island club scene. Of the many shows she has produced, some of her favorites were Richard Marx, Rufus Wainwright, and Edwin McCain.

She has expanded the Loading Dock Series as well as Live In the Lobby over the years. Supporting local artists is a big part of Michele’s mission. She is ably assisted by her Associate Director, Jodi Giambrone, who was recently promoted from Marketing Director. Her planning has paid off. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with special

The 1106-seat, not-for-profit theatre kicked off its centennial celebration with sold out performances of Harry Chapin at 80: A Retrospective with The Chapin Family and In Conversation with The Sopranos featuring Steve Schirripa, Vincent Pastore, and Michael Imperioli.

At the height of the season, the Theatre will celebrate the anniversary of its opening date with a special performance by Louis Prima & The Witnesses on Saturday, May 20, following an invite-only pre-show reception.

“We wanted an artist that encompassed all different demographics and ages,” says executive director Michele RizzoBerg. “It’s going to be a really fun night.”

Do yourself a favor and stop by to see some great entertainment in a palatial setting. Box Office Hours are Wednesday - Sunday from 126pm and later on show nights.

(631) 207-1313 | 71 East Main Street, Patchogue NY 11772

Tickets can always be purchased online at For a complete listing of shows visit


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical “Bad Cinderella” joins the hits “Six” “Into the Woods,” and “& Juliet” as the latest revisionist take on history and fractured fairytales. In Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell’s (“Promising Young Woman”) book, set in the “perfect” kingdom of Belleville, this rebellious Cinderella (Linedy Genao) rethinks the meaning of happily ever after.

Tony-winner David Zippel wrote the lyrics, and Carolee Carmello, Grace McLean and Jordan Dobson co-star under Laurence Connor’s direction. Previews begin February 17. (Imperial Theatre)

Josh Groban’s fans are thrilled at his return to Broadway in a revival of the 1980 Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler Grand Guignol masterpiece “Sweeney Todd,” while Sondheim’s fans are concerned that the superstar may not have the acting chops to convey the underlying humanity of the avenging “demon barber of Fleet Street.” The starry cast includes Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford as his pie-making accomplice, Jordan Fisher, Gaten Matarazzo and Ruthie Ann Miles, directed by Tony-winner Thomas Kail (“Hamilton”). Previews begin February 26. (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre).

Tony-winner Ben Platt (“Dear Evan Hansen”) and Micaela Diamond won raves -- as Leo Frank, an innocent Jewish factory supervisor in Georgia accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl, and his supportive wife Lucille Frank, who fights for his acquittal -- in the City Center’s production of “Parade.” Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Urhy’s downbeat, short-lived Tony-

winning 1998 musical tragedy dramatizes Frank’s 1913 trial, imprisonment and 1915 lynching while it also explores anti-Semitism and rediscovered love. Previews begin February 21. (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre)

With the catchy catch-line: “The moves he invented. Reinvented,” the revival of Bob Fosse’s 1978 hit “Dancin’” proclaims its intentions: Wayne Cilento, from the original 1978 Broadway production, revisits and reinterprets Bob Fosse’s celebration of the art of dance. The wall-to-wall dance revue features an eclectic mix of songs – from pop to Americana, from jazz to swing. Previews begin March 2. (Music Box Theatre)

Master tweakers writer Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher (“To Kill a Mockingbird”) put a new spin on Lerner and Loewe’s sweepingly romantic “Camelot,” a musical that certainly does not need reimagining. Tony-winner Andrew Burnap (“The Inheritance”) plays the idealistic medieval King Arthur; Phillipa Soo (“Hamilton”), his wife Guenevere; and Jordan Donica, Lancelot in this heartbreaking romantic triangle. Previews begin March 9. (Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center) camelot/

Oscar Isaac and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s” Rachel Brosnahan star as a 1960s Bohemian Greenwich Village couple – a Jewish intellectual and an aspiring actress – in a troubled marriage in Lorraine Hansberry’s “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.” Her second Broadway play (which closed two days before her death at 34 in 1965) concerns “idealism, liberalism and not selling out.” Harvey Theatre at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Ben Plat as ‘Leo Frank’ and Micaela Diamond as ‘Lucille Frank.’ Photo credit Emilio Madrid
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Last month, the Mets announced the 2023 inductees for their Hall of Fame Museum located in the rotunda of Citi Field. Former third baseman Howard Johnson, southpaw starting pitcher Al Leiter, and team broadcasters Gary Cohen and Howie Rose will be the newest members. Jay Horwitz will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will take place prior to the Mets game with the Toronto Blue Jays on June 3.

The inductions of Howard Johnson and Al Leiter, both fan favorites and key contributors to winning Mets teams in the late 1980s and 1990s respectively, exhibit the reasons why most baseball teams have their own hall of fame museums. While both Johnson and Leiter enjoyed finer careers, they would be the first to admit they do not qualify for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Nonetheless, they deserve recognition for their terrific tenures wearing a Mets uniform.

Gary Cohen, the longtime Mets television play-by-play voice, and his radio counterpart, Howie Rose, grew up in Flushing and Bayside, respectively. Both cited how living in Queens and therefore being close to Shea Stadium were why they became huge Mets fans at young ages during a Zoom press conference. They spoke about how today’s fans see them with the same fondness their parents had for the triumvirate of Ralph Kiner, Lindsey Nelson, and Bob Murphy who were the team’s radio and TV voices for many years.

HBO has launched its second season of “Game Theory.” It airs Friday night at 11 p.m. following “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “Game Theory,” is a half-hour vehicle for witty host Bomani Jones to riff on sports, news, and pop culture. You



The next event in the Long Island Generations Bowling Tour’s (LIGBT) series of sport shot tournaments will be Sunday, February 26 with qualifying squads at noon and 2 pm at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park. For full info on how to enter this tournament, log on to ligbtour, or call (516) 637-5955. An average of one in four bowlers cash per squad in these challenging-yet-popular tournaments, with a guaranteed $1,000 awarded to the bowler who emerges as the event’s champion after competing on the event’s series of pro-level oil patterns. Other attractions include women and seniors guarantees; 300 games earning a $50 bonus from Herrill Lanes; food and drink specials, and other perks and events, including wild card play.

can think of Jones, who spent years on various ESPN shows in supporting roles, as a hybridization of Bob Costas and Kevin Hart.

Pickleball has become the fastest growing sport in the country. Given it is a net and racquet sport, it was inevitable many retired professional tennis stars would take an interest in it. Horizon Sports & Entertainment will be staging Pickleball Slam at the Hard Rock Resort & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on April 2. Michael Cheng, Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, and Douglaston’s own John McEnroe will be competing for $1,000,000 in prize money.

Joe Davis, who called Giants-Eagles playoff game for FOX Sports, got off a good quip when Giants had to call a timeout after quarterback Daniel Jones’s contact lens popped out of his eye. “Football is a contact sport,” Davis said as Jones was heading back to the Giants bench to have his optical issue attended. It was to no avail, however, as the Giants ended their season with a 38-7 shellacking at the hands of the Eagles.

FOX Sports NFL studio team was nicely spoofed in the cold open for the first “Saturday Night Live” of 2023. The SNL writers wanted to use Curt Menefee, Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw, and Michael Strahan (all played by various cast members) as a way of having fun with embattled Queens

In recent LIGBT tourney results: David Chu of New York City won the previous sports shot tournament on January 22 at Herrill Lanes, capturing the $1,000 first prize. Ken Bruce of Oceanside earned a highly competitive second place finish ($600). Entrants competed on the tricky Broadway oil pattern … AMF Wantagh Lanes was the site of a Trio’s Handicap Challenge on January 29 that saw the winning team of Romie Caiaccio of Wantagh, Darius Fuller of Bay Shore and Jordan Ockimey of Amityville capture the $2,250 first place prize.



You asked for more new bowling ball previews, and we listened: In this edition we take a look at Ebonite’s new Envision Pearl ball release, which should be in pro shops by the time this edition goes to press.

From Ebonite:

“The Ebonite Envision Pearl introduces the HyperKinetic22 base cover into the Ebonite line. The innovative HK22 has only been released in a shiny version so far; however, the new Envision Pearl has a 3000 Siaair finish, providing more mid-lane and creates a reaction that will fill a gap in most bowlers’

arsenals.” From area reports, it seems clear that this follow-up addition to the Envision line will be a welcome addition to bowlers’ rollers, especially those in the higher-average skillset. Learn more about it at


Congratulations to East Islip High School junior Kailyn Bloch, who in mid-January was named among 50 finalists on the USA Today HSSA Girls Bowling Team. Those chosen for that distinction are eligible for the 2023 national Girls Bowler of the Year Award … More congrats, this time to Josh Roca, who rolled a 300 game and an 800 series (both scores “on the nose”) on February 1 in the Wednesday Early League at Herrill Lanes. Roca had rolled games of 248, 252, and 300 en route to his big night. The cherry on top: Roca earned a cash prize by winning the bowling center’s “800 pool” award.

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Howie Rose Photo courtesy: Audacy/WCBS 880 Bomani Jones Photo courtesy: Warner Media Josh Roca Photo courtesy Herrill Lanes Darius Fuller, Romie Caiaccio, & Jordan Ockimey Photo courtesy LIGBT Envision Photo courtesy Ebonite Bowling Courtesy: Prince Communications

and Nassau Congressman George Santos in a very unexpected manner. Bowen Yang was hilarious as Santos.

Tony Dungy must be on the hot seat at NBC Sports. Dungy, who is normally a pundit on the “Football Night in America” show, was pressed into action as Al Michaels’ analyst on the Los Angeles Charges-Jacksonville Jaguars wild card game. The game was wild in every sense of the word as the Jaguars rallied from a 27-0 deficit to beat the Chargers 31-30. In spite of that, both Michaels and Dungy were widely criticized for calling the game in a rather soporific manner.

If that wasn’t bad enough for Dungy, a large number of progressive groups were attacking him for both his public LGBTQ and anti-abortion stances. This is America, and he has every right to his opinions. Nonetheless, alienating viewers is not good business for NBC Sports’ parent company,

Comcast. My biggest problem with Tony Dungy is he puts me to sleep.

One reason the NFL is the most successful business in sports history is it will reach out to every demographic. That is the major reason they were willing to partner with Paramount Pictures on the new film, “80 for Brady,” which tells the story of four female senior citizens who travel to Houston for Super Bowl LI to watch their favorite team, the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons. The NFL allowed Paramount access to the film of that game as well as its invaluable logos and other property. And of course, they were more than happy to have the greatest player in pro football history, Thomas E. Brady, take on a supporting role.

As is often the case with Hollywood productions, you must suspend all belief because the plot is incredulous from start to finish. That doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it. The film industry does not give a

lot of opportunities for older actors. Therefore, one should cherish any film which stars legends as Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Lily Tomlin, and 91-year-old Rita Moreno who looks at least 20 years younger. My advice is to wait until “80 for Brady” leaves movie theaters and is being shown on the Paramount Plus streaming network.

Stephen A. Smith is a lightning rod sports personality who in many ways is a modern-day Howard Cosell. Smith has written his autobiography, “Straight Shooter” (Gallery Books). Stephen grew up in Hollis and details his less than idyllic childhood with an abusive and frequently absentee father. He does, however, give his dad props for giving him a love of sports which has obviously led to a very lucrative career.

Kudos to Stephen A. Smith for telling his life story without sugarcoating anything. The title “Straight Shooter” lives up to its billing.

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Joe Davis Photo courtesy: FOX Sports Tom Brady Photo courtesy: Paramount Pictures Tony Dungy Photo courtesy: NBC Sports



For eighteen years (1983-2001) Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling was head writer and a cast member on radio & television’s Howard Stern Show. His autobiography, “The Joke Man: Bow To Stern” was released October 2017 & his podcast “Stand-Up Memories” with fellow comic Peter Bales is in its third season. In 1982, after founding “Governor’s Comedy Shop” he toured as a national headliner.

Jackie left the Stern show in 2001 after fifteen-year run as head writer of the radio show, four television series, and three Pay-Per-Views. He’s released six dirty joke CD’s … “The Joke Man,” “Sgt. Pecker,” “Hot Dogs & Donuts,” Come Again?!,” F. jackie,” and “snart,” as well as three videos, five joke books, and countless joke gadgets.

Jackie will be at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on March 4th. Tickets are $37-$47.


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Touring announced that legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld has added four more performances to his record-breaking Beacon Theatre residency on May 6 and June 3, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night. The four new shows are in addition to the 20 previously announced 2022-2023 shows. Tickets for the newly added May and June shows went on sale February 10th. Limited tickets remain for the previously announced performances.

Tickets for the May 6 and June 3 Beacon Theatre shows are available for purchase via Ticketmaster. com. Tickets were also available at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices starting Saturday, February 11. Tickets for the February 3-4, March 3-4 and April 7-8 shows are on sale now.


Peacock announced Josh Johnson: Up Here Killing Myself, a one-hour standup comedy special premiering Friday, February 17. Johnson transforms an hour of talk therapy about his relationships with money, his father, and a stalker, into an hour of stand-up. In this comedic exploration of Black mental health and self-discovery, Josh shares with his therapist, and the audience, his thoughts on growing up without money, grieving, and first-time experiences.

In Josh Johnson: Up Here Killing Myself, there is no subject too big, small, or intimate for Josh to parse through in his first Peacock comedy special. Johnson, born in Louisiana and based in New York City, is an Emmy-nominated writer, performer, and NAACP award-winner. In addition to producing his own comedy specials, Johnson is currently a writer on “The Daily Show”, and is a former writer and performer on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, where he made his late-night debut. Johnson is Comedy Central’s ‘most watched comedian ever’ with 40M+ views to date across their platforms.

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Your Guide To Local Events FEBRUARY 17 • Petty Five Brickyard at Clarion • Ronkonkoma 12 • Good Times Magazine - February 14 - March 13, 2023 25 Petty Five Pine Grove Inn E. Patchogue 25 Yankee Rebel Ridge Fire Dept Ridge 25 Bubba Jam Band Big Daddys Massapequa 25 Female Fronted Metal Katies Smithtown 25 Half Step Nutty Irishman Farmingdale 25 Nicole Zuraitis Jazz Loft Stony Brook 25 Off The Record Local Tavern Levittown 25 Charles Buonasera Trio Madiran Setauket 25 Bon Journey Plattdeutsche Rest Franklin Square 25 Cream Experience Beaus Greenlawn 26 TRM Open Mic Lucky Strike Port Jefferson 26 Lisa Polizzi Jam Main Street Tavern Yaphank 26 Folk Jam S. Huntington Library S. Huntington 26 Riz La Vie Bowery Ballroom NYC 26 Skappository Mr. Beerys Bethpage 26 MJT LIMEHOF Stony Brook 26 Half Step Beaus Greenlawn 26 Porch Groove Big Daddys Massapequa 27 Lisa Polizzi Jam Lakehouse Ronkonkoma 28 Johnny Mac Band Big Daddys Massapequa 28 Whiskey Road Nutty Irishman Farmingdale 28 John Lodge Patchogue Theater Patchogue 28 Open Jam Katies Smithtown MARCH 1 The Electrix Warehouse Amityville 1 Open Mic Neighbors Selden 1 Ed Ryan Franks Jericho 2 Lisa Polizzi Cuban E. Patchogue 2 Kate Van Dorn,Azwel Suffolk Theate Riverhead 3 Share The Burden 89 North Patchogue 3 Petty Five Riptides Lindenhurst 3 Somehow Sorry Gunthers Northport 3 Interboro Plattdeutsche Rest Franklin Square 3 Vinyl Revival 317 Main Farmingdale 3 4Play Katies Smithtown 3 Warped Tour Band Mulcahys Wantagh 3 The Hey Nows Nutty Irishman Farmingdale 4 Lisa Polizzi Band Bellport Brewery Bellport 4 Nacho Brothers Band Kennys on Green Riverhead 4 Day Trippers Butterfields Hauppauge 4 Killin Time Eleanors Bohemia 4 Trombone Shorty Capitol Theater Port Chester 4 Hopespek Nostalgia Bethpage 4 Evan Kuriga Plattdeutsche Rest Franklin Square 4 Lepracon Nutty Irishman Farmingdale 4 One Way Drive Big Daddys Massapequa 5 Lisa Polizzi Jam Main Street Tavern Yaphank GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE Everything Must Go! Weʼre closing down by the end of February. Stop by and get some unbelievable deals on a new pair of eyeglasses BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE WOOD FIXTURES FOR SALE PERFECT FOR ANY BUSINESS 516 248.0414 1015 WILLIS AVENUE, ALBERTSON FREE Parking • M-F 11am-4pm • Sat 11am-4pm • Sun Closed Eye Exams • Eyeglasses • Contact Lenses Sunglasses • Sports • Safety Eyewear NYS DMV Vision Screening • Free Eyeglass Adjustments 10% Off Seniors • Police Firefighters Service Members Working Musicians We are a full-service shop for all your optical needs, specializing in difficult prescriptions SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US ON GIVE THE GIFT OF GOOD EYESIGHT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY DRINK SPECIALS ~ HAPPY HOUR 4-7PM M-F ~ $5 APPETIZERS, FRIDAYS DURING HAPPY HOUR 450 Main St. Yaphank • 631-345-6000 • Conveniently located of LIE Exit 66 OPEN NOON - 2AM • LIVE MUSIC VENUE • NEVER A COVER... OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER 7 DAYS Great Burgers • Great Wings Great Vibes • Great Prices Every Wednesday Karaoke with DJ Fletch LADIES NIGHT FRIDAYS DRINK SPECIALS DJ Fletch spinning your favorite dance music at 8PM - FRIDAYS90’S R&B Open Jam Every Sunday 5-9PM with Lisa Polizzi LONG ISLAND’S BEST BANDS If you love good music, you’ll love the Main Street Tavern. NEW NAME, NEW VIBES

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Reba McEntire, in partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the city of Atoka, hosted a grand opening for the highly-anticipated dining and entertainment venue, Reba’s Place in Atoka, Okla. on Thursday, January 26.

Constructed in a century-old Masonic Temple, the three-story, 13,284-square-foot venue features a dining space accommodating 250 people, a stage with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality experience and a mercantile, making it one of southeastern Oklahoma’s premier destination experiences.

Reba’s Place has menu items that include Choctaw Beef Steaks and Chops, Slow Smoked Brisket, Nashville Hot Chicken, Memphis Style Bologna Sandwiches, an array of burgers and sandwiches, Banana Pudding Jars and McEntire’s favorite Strawberry Shortcake.

Reba’s Place will have live music regularly, highlighting entertainers from towns all around southeast Oklahoma. Guests can expect to see live performances during both lunch and dinner.

The mercantile store features merchandise and memorabilia only available at Reba’s Place. In addition, the retail space hosts a large collection of costumes, gold and platinum album certifications, photographs, objects, awards and posters from throughout her career.

Reba’s Place is at 319 E Court Street, Atoka, OK and open daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.



Country music singer-songwriter

Whitney Miller released her new single “15 Minutes of Fame,” premiered by The former Miss Texas and Miss United States, kickboxing commentator and MMA fighter is no stranger to hard work and dedication.

Never one to shy away from difficult topics, Miller has taken the pain from a broken relationship and turned the experience into a lifelong lesson that most can learn from. With lyrics like “When it comes your time, I’ll bring the wine and we can make a toast to the next girl in line,” it is clear that she isn’t looking back for one second.

In a short period of time, Whitney Miller is already making her mark in country music with several new singles and a debut album slated for 2023, proving to the world that she isn’t going to settle with just “15 Minutes of Fame” in a man or her music!


Struggle Jennings, the grandson of Waylon Jennings and Jessie Colter has been nothing short of a true Outlaw from a long line of gangsters, outlaws, and rockstars, making his family lineage proud. An RIAA Certified Gold-selling artist for his collab with Jelly Roll on Fall In The Fall, and #1 Billboard Charting artist for “God We Need You Now”. Struggle has revolutionized a new style of music, blending Country and rap influences and making ground-breaking country rap styles.

Contrary to his family’s upbringing, Struggle and his single mom grew up in lowincome housing, and being the black sheep of the family, he fought through the streets of West Nashville and into the studio where he would create the foundation for what has become his contribution to the Jennings family legacy.

Since being released from prison in 2016, where he served a five-year drugrelated sentence, Struggle has performed for sold-out crowds across the country and released multiple projects. He is finally poised to secure his position as the Godfather of the burgeoning Outlaw Hip Hop Rock & Roll movement.



Dark Force Fest features over 30 top international gothic and industrial bands including classic favorite bands and newly trending artists. In addition this event features: Drag Performances, Circus Sideshow, Performances, over 100 Vendors, Club events and Panels and Presentations.

Dark Force Fest takes place March 31st-April 2nd in Parsippany, NJ (1 hour from NYC), where they take over the massive Sheraton Parsippany, including 44,000 square feet of event space and all 370 hotel rooms. The hotel rooms in the main venue sold out within days of announcing this festival, but there are still overflow hotels in the area. Dark Force Fest


Bamboozle Festival announced performers to this year’s line up, who will be taking the stage May 5th, 6th, and 7th at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. The weekend-long party marks the first Bamboozle Festival since 2012, and celebrates 20 years since its initial inception.

The event will feature Trippie Redd, Motionless In White, Limp Bizkit, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Rick Ross, Papa Roach, Blackbear, Mayday Parade, The Driver Era, Ice Spice, Steve Aoki, Motionless in White, and more, including reunion sets from Say Anything, Finch, and Flyleaf. Attendees can also look forward to special performances from Attila, who will be celebrating 10 years of About That Life, and Saves The Day, who will be celebrating 20 years of In Reverie, as well as Palisades in their final performance ever.

In addition to live performances, the three day festival will also feature a midway with four amusement rides, the B-Boy Dance Competition (which boasts a $25k prize), “The Break Contest” local band competition, Game Changer Wrestling, art installations, fan activations, merchandise, handpicked food vendors, DJ’s, clowns, a Poet, and much more. Weekend passes and VIP packages are available now at


The tenth-annual Faster Horses Music and Camping Festival will return in 2023, with headliners Luke Bryan, Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band set to descend on the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI on Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16. The three-day, two-stage festival’s main stage will host performances by Priscilla Block, Blanco Brown, Chris Cagle, Billy Currington, Dustin Lynch, Kameron Marlowe, MIKE., Kylie Morgan, Dylan Scott, Dee Jay Silver, Conner Smith, Tenille Townes, Hailey Whitters, Dwight Yoakam and Warren Zeiders.

Faster Horses will also continue to introduce fans to country music’s most exciting acts, bringing a stacked second stage lineup, “Next from Nashville.” Trending newcomers set to play the stage in 2023 include Vivienne Artur, Chayce Beckham, George Birge, Ben Burgess, Mackenzie Carpenter, Ashland Craft, Madeline Edwards, Alexander Ludwig, John Morgan, Megan Moroney, Pillbox Patti, MacKenzie Porter, Peytan Porter, Aaron Raitiere and Lauren Watkins. Plus a special performance by Ray Wylie Hubbard.

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Denny Laine Wings It To My Fathers Place

The 90-minute show features Denny performing solo acoustic versions of songs from his expansive career including his days with The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Wings and others. A natural storyteller, he incorporates behind-thescenes anecdotes about his remarkable musical journey and some of the legendary musicians he has played alongside throughout his career. Plus, he’ll discuss the impact of how key influences such as Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry helped shape his own music.

Denny Laine, two-time Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and founding member of both The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles band, Wings, will bring his intimate “Songs & Stories” show to Long

Island’s My Father’s Place at 3 Pratt Blvd, Glen Cove for one night only on Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $55.00 and can be purchased online at www.myfathersplace. com. For more information, call the venue at 516-580-0887.


In 2018, Denny was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Moody Blues who were once touring mates with The Beatles.

As the only member of Wings, besides Paul & Linda McCartney, to be with the group for its

entire run, Denny enjoyed tremendous success throughout the ‘70’s. The group became one of the biggest bands of the decade.

They had several #1 albums and more hit singles with the 1976 release of Wings at the Speed of Sound. The topgrossing Wings Over America tour followed which featured Denny performing select solo and Wings numbers including “Go Now” and “Time To Hide.”

Denny remains in demand, touring both his solo and full band shows, and with new music that he currently has in the works. His new “Songs & Stories” show is a unique opportunity to experience the music of one of Rock’s most enduring voices in a way you’ve never heard him before.


The Lenny Michelle Blues Band is Texas, New Orleans Louisiana, Memphis, Mississippi Delta and a touch of Chicago line blues. One of the best southern blues bands to hit New York. Lenny Michelle has been playing guitar and singing lead vocals throughout the country and has a southern blues, rock sound.

Original as it gets, he has a unique style. He was the owner of the High Note Night Club here in Long Island. He has played for many of the New York clubs, Chicago Blues, Manny’s, Paula Jean’s, Catfish and many more. He has teamed up in the past to do shows including the Lenny Michelle Band, and Little Buster and Soul Brothers.

The band today consist of guitar, bass, keyboards and drums with three vocalists in the band, and Lenny also plays the blues harp.

The Lenny Michelle Blues Band will be performing at My Father’s Place at 3 Pratt Blvd, Glen Cove on Friday March 3rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. Lenny Michelle Blues Band performs at 8 p.m.


Long Island-based alternative acoustic “mom rock” group Phil Firetog Trio & Co. released their single “How A Heart Breaks,” an emotional uptempo pop-rock track about dealing with grief and memorializing loved ones on February 10th. The track describes heartache whilst retaining the intensity of rock progressions, paired with emotionally charged lyrics.

Phil Firetog Trio & Co. is composed of a rotating cast of characters, featuring Phil Firetog (lead vocalist/guitarist), Johnny “Pots” Potocnik (drummer), Liam Gordon (bassist), Tye Granger (saxophone) and Gabriel Nekrutman (flute/clarinet/alto sax). They recently released their fan-favorite single, “Fall,” the first track to include the “Company” performing alongside the trio and their latest holiday-themed single “Long Island Christmas Eve.” They are at Westhampton Beach Brewing Company March 3rd.


The title track of Tripping Jupiter’s acclaimed 2022 album ‘Lipstick of the Brave’ (produced by Barb Morrison they/them - Blondie, LP, Rufus Wainwright, Franz Ferdinand) has had a short film/ video created for it that was directed by two-time Academy Award nominated animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker Bill Plympton Your Face (1987), Guard Dog (2004).

This song and video delivers a message that celebrates the freedom of gender expression and is a stark juxtaposition to today’s current political climate as we witness drag entertainers be persecuted by right-wing politicians, anti LGBTQ+ groups, religious extremists, and rightwing media who feed into divisive and unnecessary toxic culture wars.

‘Lipstick of the Brave’ has been an official selection at Santa Fe International Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, Montreal Independent Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, Cherry Grove Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Outshine Film Festival: Miami, Coney Island Film Festival, LA LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

Five tracks from the album also feature bass performed by David Bowie collaborator and legendary session Musician Gail Ann Dorsey.

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As March approaches, it’s time to start gearing up for South by Southwest Festival and Conference taking place in Austin, Texas. Spanning from March 10-19, SXSW brings in 500,000 visitors to the city for 10 days of conference and festival events covering music, comedy, film, gaming, tech, business, and so much more. SXSW takes over numerous locations throughout the city as well as the convention center for panels and keynotes educating across all these topics, new movie releases, live music acts of all levels, and a simply all around energizing and exciting time for all attendees. There’s no shortage of free drinks, food, and swag to enjoy yourself every day of SXSW.

A typical day at SXSW might start off with you attending a keynote session on how to go from a bedroom musician to a nationally touring one and tips for building out a tour schedule. Then you might stop by a special event hosted by a company where you can find delicious meals and drinks on the house. You might hop to a music showcase next and see a small band from Utah that you fall in love with. After that, it’s time to find another spot to get some more food and check out a movie premiere to finish the night off. The possibilities are endless and you’re only limited by what your mind can conceive.

On the film end of things, Opening Night will be brought in by a new television series “Swarm”, directed by Donald Glover and Adamma Ebo. The series is a “sister series” to the show “Atlanta” and follows around lead character Dre who is obsessed with a pop star (with quite a few similarities to Beyonce) and focuses on how her fandom takes her to unexpected places, often dark and disturbing. The series, available March 10 on Amazon Prime, focuses on the antihero archetype and the main character can be compared to Tony Soprano or Don Draper. It’s a classic and fresh take on an interesting style and with Donald Glover behind the reigns, is sure to be a hit.

As the days pass, more and more musical acts are announced as part of the music festival at SXSW ranging from small acts just breaking onto the scene to iconic, world famous talent. British psychedelic rock group The Zombies will be stopping by this year to bring their unique and timeless style to the stage. The Zombies came to America in the 1960s

to ride the momentum of their hit single “She’s Not There” and continued to release numerous hits over the subsequent decades.

If that’s not quite your style, perhaps some punk rock straight from Kyoto, Japan might be more your vibe. Otoboke Beaver has just come off a sold out US Tour and are not to be messed with. Their style is quirky, energetic, and very different from what many listeners might be used to. Their sound is akin to if The Ramones were born and raised in Japan with a fast-paced and aggressive sound with frequent changes in rhythm and tempo. The group is inspired by a particular style of traditional Japanese comedy called Manzai and the general writing and delivery of their music is influenced by this. Another example of SXSW talent that you may have never listened to on your own, but can be seen and heard live during the event.

If you’re looking for something with some American roots, Philly rapper Armani White will be stopping by this year. Armani released his debut album, “Keep in Touch” in 2019 and his recent track “Billie Eilish” peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. With heavy hitting production and a trap based lyrical style, Armani can no doubt get a crowd on their feet and ready for a night of fun. Still early in his career, there is plenty of time for this artist to achieve greatness. And what better place to gain even more recognition than at SXSW.

I hope I’ve given you the itch and you’re excited to stop by Austin, Texas this March and join me in what will be another great year of entertainment. Thanks for stopping in and feel free to reach out to me at! Keep raging my friends!

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SXSW Keynote Photo by Mike Jordan Golden Dawn Arkestra Photo by Aaron Rogosin Kygo Photo by Holly Lee Sunflower Bean Photo by Adam Kissick Pom Pom Squad Photo by Justin Zamudio Perfume Genius Photo by Renee Dominguez



Recorded in New York and produced by Matt Pierson in 2019, RETRO Trilogy features the San Diego-based Adams Tucker assembling an A-team support band that includes Kevin Hays (piano, Rhodes and melodica) Tony Scherr (bass and guitars), Kenny Wollesen (drums and vibes), Yotam Silberstein (guitar), Peter Sprague (guitar) and Bashiri Johnson (percussion). Hip, jazz-kissed arrangements were delivered by Hays, Silberstein, Sprague, Adams Tucker, Josh Nelson and Danny Green. Unlike her previous album, 2016’s travelogue WANDERlust on Origin Records, Adams Tucker decided to forgo horns in hopes of a more acoustic setting dominated by keyboards and guitars.

Each EP zeroes in on the three decades of her evolved freedom of musical expression: the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s—from Cat Stevens to Paul Simon, from Tears for Fears to Prince, from Beck to Elizabeth Fraser with Massive Attack, from her folk-pop-punk and new wave past to her dive into jazz in 2005. The full album is a three-part “old school meets the digital age” jazz collection of re-imagined covers of songs that informed Adams Tucker as she blossomed into a popular singer and bandleader.


Trumpeter/composer/arranger/bandleader/educator TONY KADLECK is one of the most sought-after trumpet players on the New York City scene, and has been for some time. He moved to NYC in 1986, following his studies at the New England Conservatory–and a stint in the trumpet section of The Buddy Rich Big Band. Eventually, Kadleck was in such high demand locally, for studio and stage work, that touring took a back seat. He played on countless jingles, scores for TV and film, and worked with the cream of the crop, including Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Issac Hayes, and most recently Steely Dan,Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga, Santana, Weezer, Steve Tyrell, and many others.

To say that Kadleck is a rare bird is a major understatement. Possessing the expertise, musical acumen, phrasing, range, chops, and the desire to handle gigs as diverse as the New York Pops and The Who (for example) with straight-ahead professionalism and excellence is not common. His prowess now bears fruit on his own project, Sides (released on Marshall Gilkes’ Alternate Side Records on February 10th), which follows up his previous big band album, Around The Horn, and his debut as a leader, Extended Outlook.


Blue Note Records announced a February 17 release of Transmissions from Total Refreshment Centre an eclectic new collection that features a wide range of artists who are part of London’s vibrant Total Refreshment Centre community including Byron Wallen, Jake Long, Matters Unknown, Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, Neue Grafik, and Resavoir.

The album is available now on vinyl, CD, or download and the lead single is “Visions” by Soccer96 featuring MC Kieron Boothe. All the best music has a community underneath it, and the extended family around TRC—a music venue and recording studio founded by Lex Blondel that serves as a vital hub in London’s jazz scene—connects continents and generations, creating the rich relationships that are in full effect on Transmissions From Total Refreshment Centre. The collection draws from new school jazz, hip hop, dub, soul, funk, and drill.Turn it up loud to hear the widescreen young cousins of Guru’s landmark Jazzmatazz in full effect: top players from London, Chicago, and Melbourne seeking out new collaborations, new ways of working, or just new tunes, always coming back to that central truth – that we all need each other.


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Deadline May 20, 2023

Good Times is compiling its most complete listing of New York’s performing musicians and bands. If you’re a performer or if you have a band, this annual special issue is your chance to get noticed - and best of all, It’s free!

The Musician’s Directory is mailed to club owners in Long Island, NYC, and to A&R reps & indie management executives –plus distributed at musician’s retail locations such as studios and musical instrument stores.


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CINEMA ARTS CENTER are currently looking to hire Theatre Ushers, Cafe Associates, Box Office Associates & Managers, as well as a new Technical Director/Head Projectionist to oversee the technical aspects of our three theaters, projection booths, and café. Go To, apply (TFN)

BURGEROLOGY LOCATIONS are looking for help. We are looking for manager positions, servers, busboys, and bartenders.Please email (TFN)

MUSIC STORE in Mastic looking for full & pt help. Great Perks (815) 666-6772 Joe (TFN)


DRUMMER, 34, looking to join or form band into rock, pop, or country. Matt (631) 827-1882 (1303)

GUITARIST, looking for Blues Rock Jams. 67 years old. (631) 462-5987 (1321-1324)


FEMALE SINGER who can also DANCE wanted for New Orleans style BAND for VIDEO & GIGS (Brooklyn L.I. Based) Call or text Dave (917) 622-4578 (1313-1316)

UPRIGHT BASS PLAYER AND PECUSSIONIST OR CAJUN PLAYER wanted for Acoustic Trio with GUITAR BOSSA RHYTHMS SWING BLUES AMERICANA originals with a RETRO FEEL A LA HOT CLUB Dan Hicks etc. Text or voicemail Chuxley (646) 221-0088 (1325)

MALE/FEMALE VOCALISTS NEEDED for 70’s/80’s top 40’s dance band: we are a reunited . 4 piece cover band concentrating on 70’s and 80’s pop and dance music. We play live along with additional recorded instrumentation for a very professional full sound. We are looking to start gigging by this coming summer in bars, clubs, parties, etc. We need really good male and female singers to do songs by hall and oats, marvin gaye, donna summer, rondstadt, etc. The band is great and any musician would be proud to be part of it. Call or text: frank 631-617-9181 suffolk (1310)

3 PIECE BAND seeks lead female vocalist to perform classic rock, pop and country covers. Call Mark at (718) 757-9435 or write to” (1309)

WHO WANTS TO JAM? Guitarist/singer seeks all other instruments for fun jams. I know lots lots of jam band stuff and classic rock, too. Based in Huntington, I don’t mind driving to a convenient studio for all – give a call! Rob (516) 672-3957. (1310)

BASSIST WANTED Got classic blues rock. Studio Only. Mike (631) 462-5987 (1305)


PERFECT FOR MUSICIAN: Console piano with flute, guitar, trombone, clarinet, effects and many more. Needs minor key repairs - Call (516) 325-0425 between 9am-7pm. (1318)


$239,000 Prime location - Westbury. New kitchen appliances. Text owner 516-360-4238 (1319-1322)

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Sparks announced a major world tour that will see the band playing some of the biggest venues in their more than 50-year history. North American dates get underway Tuesday, June 27 at New York City’s Beacon Theatre and then continue through a massive hometown finale in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 16. For complete details and ticket information, please see

Sparks Tour 2023 – which includes a pair of sold-out headline shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 29 and 30 – celebrates the imminent arrival of Sparks’ 26th studio album, The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte, due Friday, May 26 via Island Records – their first release on the venerable label in close to five decades. Described by brothers Ron and Russell Mael as a record that is “as bold and uncompromising as anything we did back then, or for that matter, anytime throughout our career,” the new album follows such classic Sparks releases on Island as 1974’s landmark Kimono My House, highlighted of course by the indelible hit single, “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us.”


Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman announced that he will be returning to the USA in March and April 2023, with his latest tour, AN EVENING WITH RICK WAKEMAN: HIS MUSIC AND STORIES, starting Wednesday, March 15 in Phoenixville, PA.

Wakeman’s set will consist of music taken from across the wide breadth of his 50-year-plus career, stripped back to its roots in arrangements for grand piano. It will include work from his early days as a session player arranging and performing keyboards on hits like David Bowie’s Life On Mars, through his groundbreaking stint with progressive rock band YES and his own multi-platinum solo albums, plus quirky covers of other acts like The Beatles.

And this glorious display of keyboard virtuosity will be

punctuated by hilarious anecdotes and reminiscences of his life. Renowned as much for his irreverent sense of humor as his musical talent, as he himself says, all of Wakeman’s stories contain an element of truth; it’s up to the audience to decide how much!

In a departure from his previous solo tours, as well as playing a grand piano, Wakeman will also be bringing along a few electronic keyboards to add variety and texture to his set.

He’ll be appearing April 5th at The Paramount and April 6th at City Winery, NYC.


Jethro Tull announced their 23rd studio album, ‘RökFlöte’, which is set for release on April 21st via InsideOutMusic. Following 2022’s ‘The Zealot Gene’, the band’s first album in two decades, Ian Anderson and the band are returning with a 12-track record based on the characters and roles of some of the principle gods of the old Norse paganism, and at the same time exploring the ‘RökFlöte’ - rock flute -which Jethro Tull has made iconic.

You can watch the animated video for ‘Ginnungagap’ (created by Costin Chioreanu) at:

The track takes inspiration from the god Ymir, the proto-being, a primeval being, who was born from venom that dripped from the icy rivers called the Élivágar and lived in the grassless void of Ginnungagap.

RökFlöte’ will be available on several different formats, including two limited deluxe formats that include bonus demo material, extensive liner notes & a blu-ray featuring Dolby Atmos.

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For the first time in his career, John Mayer has set a groundbreaking solo acoustic tour for Spring 2023. Twenty years in the making, this trek features solo performances by Mayer, leaning heavily on his acoustic guitar work with special performances on piano and electric guitar, in arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off Saturday, March 11th, in Newark, New Jersey, at the Prudential Center and will run through Friday, April 14th, in Los Angeles at the iconic Kia Forum.

Known for an effortless blend of mind-blowing guitar playing, soulful voice, and impeccable songwriting abilities, Mayer has lit up the charts with numerous massive hits such as “New Light,” “Gravity,” “Love on the Weekend,” “Heartbreak Warfare,” “Daughters,” “Waiting on the World to Change,” “Last Train Home,” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland.” The 2023 tour will feature rare, full acoustic sets from John performing these songs, and many more. Singer-songwriters Lizzy McAlpine, Alec Benjamin, and a special guest will open these concerts Check for full tour and ticketing information.


After a triumphant 2022 where Coldplay sold more concert tickets than any other artist and broke attendance records around the world, the band have announced their return to the U.S. and Canada with a special West Coast run as part of Music Of The Spheres World Tour.

The iconic band - who were crowned Favorite Touring Artist at the 2022 American Music Awards - will bring their spectacular stadium show to Seattle, Vancouver, San Diego and Los Angeles this September, where they will perform classic hits such as “Yellow”, “Viva La Vida”, “Clocks”, “A Sky Full Of Stars” and “My Universe” in stadiums bursting with lasers, fireworks and LED wristbands.

Support will be provided by the multi-Grammy winning H.E.R and fast-rising New Jersey artist 070 Shake. Complete tour dates are available at coldplay. com/tour.Tickets are on sale at


To further celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary, InsideOutMusic has released Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years of KANSAS. The 3-CD career-spanning collection features carefully selected tracks from KANSAS’s sizable discography. It also includes a new version of the song ‘Can I Tell You.’ Originally released on their 1974 debut album, the song is updated by the current lineup. Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years of KANSAS is available to order at-

“I’m incredibly excited about the 50th Anniversary Tour,” adds lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I tell people I’m not allowed to create a setlist, because it would be five hours long. There are so many songs I want to perform live.

KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, and original guitarist Richard Williams. They will appear October 13th at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.


Public Image Ltd. (PiL) have released the video for the new song “Hawaii,” which features hand-written lyrics by John Lydon. “Hawaii” which Rolling Stone called “an understated and emotional ballad” marks the most personal and heartfelt piece of songwriting yet from John who also created the track’s accompanying artwork.

Public Image Ltd.’s first new music in eight years, “Hawaii” is a love letter to John’s wife of nearly 5 decades, Nora, who is living with Alzheimer’s. A pensive, personal yet universal love song that will resonate with many, the song sees John reflecting on their lifetime well spent, and in particular, one of their happiest moments together in Hawaii. The powerfully emotional ballad is as close as John will ever come to bearing his soul. “It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most,” says John Lydon. “It’s also a message of hope that ultimately love conquers all.”

“Hawaii” will also be released on limited edition 7” vinyl this year, and Public Image Ltd. will release a new full-length album later this year.


Dave Rowntree released his debut album, Radio Songs, streaming now and released through Cooking Vinyl.

Featuring the 6Music playlisted single, “Tape Measure,” and a handful of introductory tracks that have introduced Rowntree’s own music some thirty-two years after Blur’s debut record Leisure was released back in 1991.

Best known as the drummer in Blur, Dave Rowntree is also something of a polymath: film and TV composer, podcaster, light aircraft pilot (and instructor), lawyer, former Labour councillor. “I’ve always been a bit of a nomad,” he laughs. It’s a record set to surprise many people, being an electronic-based album with orchestral fringes, filled with great, tuneful songs delivered by Rowntree’s assured and expressive vocal performances. While down the years he’s provided backing vocals on many of Blur’s albums and onstage during their live sets, this is the first time the drummer has stepped up to the microphone as a singer in his own right. He says he didn’t particularly find the prospect daunting.


International recording artist Julio Iglesias Jr., has released “Careless Whisper,” a duet with four-time Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum singer-songwriter Jewel. The new rendition features Julio’s warm, soulful vocals and Jewel’s inimitably sweet voice paired with a delicate samba beat that breathes new life into the beloved George Michael classic. His new album Under The Covers finds Julio reinterpreting an eclectic mix of pop songs in the classic sound of big band and swing—a supreme fit for his crooner voice and innate elegance as a song interpreter. The album’s selection of songs feels like a soundtrack to our lives, evoking good memories and brightening the heart. The album includes lush renditions of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You,” Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” and “I’m Too Sexy” with Right Said Fred.

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