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February/March 2023 FREE exclusive interview with Dionne Warwick Long Island Entertainment Calendar Established 2001 exclusive interview Paulina Porizkova The supermodel discusses her new memoir
Managing Menopause IndIvIdualIzed therapy For perImenopausal/menopausal symptoms hot Flashes • night sweats/sleep disturbance vaginal dryness/painful s ex mood Changes • Irregular Bleeding decreased libido Experienced in Bioidentical Hormonal Replacement Therapy as well as traditional regimens Women’s HealtH Care of Garden City 1000 Franklin Ave., Suite #200, Garden City (516) 222-8883 • committed to personalized care for women since 1995 John L. Gomes, M.D. Dr. Gomes received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University. He is both Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Love Your Face and Body

with Award Winning Celebrity Plastic Surgeon


Winter is the Perfect Time to Renew Your Face and Body

Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S.

The Winter months are the perfect time to renew your face and body and achieve the look you desire. This is especially true for women who have lost weight or have had children and would like to turn back the hands of time and re-gain their figure. The Greenberg Modern Mommy Make-Over provides a high-tech solution for women interested in taking action to improve their look. More and more women are havi ng children later in life and their bodies do not bounce back the way they did when they were younger, or after their first pregnancy. Although diet and exercise are essential, areas such as the lower abdomen where the skin has been stretched and the muscles weakened may never return to “normal”.

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A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and the skin of both the lower and upper abdomen. The effects on breasts are no less dramatic. This can be improvedwith breast implants,a breast lift and sometimes a combination of both. Breast reductions are of tremendous benefit to many patients to relieve pain and discomfort. Depending on the severity, insurancemay cover a breast reduction procedure and possibly a tummy tuck.

Liposuction removes excess fat quickly, efficiently, and with little pain. Although liposuction is commonly used for the reduction of fat in the abdomen, it is also very effective on areas such as the hips, thighs and knees. Many times, I combine liposuction with a fat transfer to the buttocks as well as to the face and even the hands to contour and restore volume.

Many women struggle with urinary incontinence and other vaginal concerns. Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation is a very pop ular treatment to reduce urinary incontinence, strengthen the vaginal canal and increase lubrication. Labiaplasty can also be performed to remove excess skin on the labia that may cause irritation and discomfort.

Nowadays people are also living much longer and want to look as great as they feel. A facelift involves removing sagging skin and tightening muscle and tissue on the face and neck to counter the signs of aging. A brow lift (forehead lift) minimizes the creases that develop across the forehead, or those that occur high on the bridge of the nose and improves frown lines or a low brow. An eyelid lift will remove under eye bags and drooping upper eyelids and when combined with a facelift can reverse the hands of time by ten years.

Injectable fillers are a quick and effective method to non-surgically improve facial volume and soften facial creases many times with immediate results. Wrinkle reducers such as Botox® are a very popular way to reduce or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet as well as to lift the eyelids and brows and smooth the skin. A variety of dermal fillers are available to address multiple concerns such as volume, contour and skin laxity and work by rejuvenating facial features to provide a more youthful overall look. When used in combination, this is called a “liquid facelift” and I use these products in harmony to provide subtle yet noticeable results.

Skin rejuvenation treatments such as Microneedling, Fractora and IPL Photorejuvenation improve skin tone, texture, pore size, remove sun spots and capillaries as well as minimize fine lines. Micro dermabrasion, Hydrafacials and chemical peels are effective in exfoliating, nourishing, and refreshing the skin especially during the colder months.

I offer only the most advanced non-surgical med spa treatments such as Morpheus8 and Ultherapy to increase collagen production and provide a lift to the midface, jawline, eyes and brow as well as to reduce laxity of the décolleté and other areas of the body.

CoolPeel® is a revolutionary new approach to CO2 skin rejuvenation targeting fine lines, wrinkles, pigment and scarring with zero downtime! Emsculpt® is a non-invasive treatment that firms and tones the abdomen, buttocks, arms and legs. Many times, I recommend combining Emsculpt ® with Coolsculpting® which freezes away stubborn areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise such as on the abdomen, love handles, bra line, arms, buttocks, thighs and even underneath the chin.

This is the perfect time to get back into your ideal shape. Remember, it is the right combination of these procedures that will produce the best and most natural results.

Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg is a renowned double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery. He is director of New York’s Premier Cente rs for Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, Woodbury, Southampton, Smithtown and Scarsdale in New York as well as Boca Raton, Florida. Listen to the only cosmetic surgery radio talk show Nip Tuck Today with Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg every Sunday at 10 am on 710 am radio. Tune in on any device at To schedule your complimentary surgical, injection or med spa consultation call 516.364.4200 or visit


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Favorite aspect of this stage of your life: Just enjoying it.

Favorite guilty pleasure: Too many to mention. since you’re a three stooges fan; Curly or shemp?: curly!

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Breast Surgery Combined with Tummy Tuck and/or Liposuction

Many of my patients come to me seeking help with the changes that can occur after childbirth. Following childbirth, a woman’s breast can grow to uncomfortable proportions or just the opposite can happen. A woman’s breast can actually lose volume and shrink, resulting in the breast appearing “deflated.”

Additionally, a large number of women come to me seeking help with the post partum changes of their abdomen. During pregnancy the skin and abdominal wall muscles are stretched. Following childbirth, the abdomen can protrude and the skin can be loose or sag. In some cases, the abdominal muscles can be so weakened that the individual may look like she is still pregnant. Despite daily workouts including sit ups and crunches, a tummy tuck may be needed to restore these muscles.

Breast Reduction

Women with very large pendulous breasts may experience varied medical problems including back and neck pain. Also, the weight of large breasts can cause the bra straps to dig into the shoulders leaving groove markings. Large breasts get in the way of physical activities such as running, making exercise and weight loss very difficult if not impossible. Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty), is a surgical procedure which makes breasts smaller. There are many different breast reduction techniques. The more traditional method (inverted T-scar) leaves the breasts with a vertical, long horizontal scar (along the breast crease). “I utilize the Lejour technique, which leaves the breast with a single vertical incision (lollipop scar) and, in my opinion, with a rounder more natural appearing breast and a better cosmetic result.” Breast reductions are performed as an outpatient procedure and are covered by insurance.

Breast Augmentation

Women who come to me seeking breast enlargement have very similar goals to those seeking breast reduction. Both groups of women want to have breasts that are proportional to their body size with the most natural result possible. In certain situations, a breast lift is also needed to tighten lax skin. The laxity can be the result of pregnancy or weight loss. When a breast lift is needed, I utilize the lollipop scar technique. A breast lift procedure is very similar to a breast reduction. The only difference is that with a breast reduction, breast tissue is removed.

Combined Breast/Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Procedures

Many of my patients who have breast surgery also have other procedures performed at the same time. This allows for one surgery and one recovery. The most common combined procedures performed by Dr. Rhee are breast surgery, whether it is a breast reduction or augmentation, combined with tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. For those patients who desire breast augmentation together with a tummy tuck, I am able to place the breast implants through the tummy tuck incision, leaving the breasts without any scars.

Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Despite diet and exercise, certain areas of the body are prone to carry excess fat. For these areas, liposuction can help. The most common areas for liposuction are the love handles (upper hip area) and thighs.

Patients who have combined procedures do surprisingly well. In addition to having the benefit of just one recovery process, there can also be a significant savings in price.

To learn more, please call our Huntington office to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rhee at 631-424-6707. Located at 257 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station. Dr. Charlotte Rhee is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in breast surgery.

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Many of my patients who have breast surgery also have other procedures performed at the same time. This allows for one surgery and one recovery.

ABT’s Long Island Debut e

Long Islander Cory Stearns (pictured) was just 5 years old when he began his training. At age 15, he was offered a full scholarship to London’s Royal Ballet School. In 2004, he joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and in 2011, the ballerino became a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), the company the National Endowment for the Arts called “a national treasure.” The New York Post wrote that “one of the most beautiful sights in dance is American Ballet Theatre in full flight.” ABT has been declared America’s National Ballet Company by an act of Congress, has appeared in 45 countries, and performs for more than 300,000 people nationwide each year. Guided by legendary dancer-choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov as artistic director, past company members include such distinguished dancers as Misty Copeland, André Eglevsky, Cynthia Gregory, Alicia Markova, and more. Noted choreographers such as Baryshnikov, Agnes de Mille, and Jerome Robbins created ballets for the company. Now, ABT will make its debut on Long Island, on the Main Stage at the Staller Center for the Arts 2023 Gala, on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Its Mixed Repertory program will include Songs of Bukovina, Some Assembly Required, and ZigZag, set to 11 Tony Bennett songs. Purchase regular tickets ($110-$200) at or by calling 631-632-ARTS (2787). Balletomanes may purchase VIP Gala Supporter Tickers (starting at $300), which include reserved seating in the VIP section, admission to the Gala Celebration post-show, and acknowledgement in the Gala Program gold pages.

Our Soundtrack of Noise

Many of us love winter because it is the quietest season: People are not partying outdoors; leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other loud power tools have been retired until spring; and souped-up cars going “vroom” are muffled because windows and doors are shut. But things may be getting quieter for New Yorkers. In spring 2022, a state law went into effect that addressed car and motorcycle

noise. The Stop Loud and Excessive Exhaust Pollution Act was signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul as the SLEEP Act, which raises fines from $150 to $1,000 for illegal modifications of mufflers and exhaust systems that make cars and motorcycles noisier, reported. Why? Ear-splitting noise exposure “can cause loss, exacerbate stress and disrupt sleep,” according to the outlet. “Short of it affecting blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, it diminishes quality of life,” Arline Bronzaft, professor emerita of Lehman College, told The City.

Indoor Pursuits

Bookworms, take note: Print books are still the most popular format for reading, with 65% of adults saying that they have read one in the past year, according to a 2021 Pew Research Center survey. Looking beyond

the statistics, reading — especially fiction — is good for one’s health. As New Mexico physician Alice Williams, M.D. told everydayhealth. com, “Reading can help to reduce stress levels, providing a much-needed respite from the challenges of daily life.” A National Library of Medicine study in that focused on adolescents found that “story reading led to improvement in students’ mindfulness, optimism, happiness, and positive emotions, and also caused reduction in depression, anxiety, pessimism, and other negative emotions.” And there’s good news for seniors experiencing forgetfulness: “Reading is a cognitive activity that works your brain and prevents memory loss,” says Holly Schiff, Psy.D., a Connecticut-based licensed clinical psychologist interviewed by She adds that reading “can also help delay cognitive decline and impairment and is associated with better cognitive function.”

Let the Sunshine In

There’s a Native American saying that describes February as “the month of the cold, hard moccasin.” That’s a spot-on description of the discomfort and depression we may feel when facing deep winter’s reduced daylight. This type of major depression, which runs in families, is called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It affects more than 10 million people nationwide, from mid-autumn through early spring, and often causes insomnia and an inability to focus. In New York State, 5% of the population suffers from SAD, which is four times more common in women than in men. The good news: SAD is treatable, through specialized full-spectrum bright light therapy, cognitive behavioral talk therapy (CBT), antidepressants, and exercise. There’s another solution: going outside can boost your mood, psychology professor Dr. Lily Yan told The New York TImes. Researchers also recommend bringing the outdoors inside by moving your furniture closer to windows and opening shades and curtains. A last resort: move to Florida, where just 1% of the population suffers from SAD. s

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Dining Pick e Valentine’s WIth a View

This five-course ChocoVino gourmet dinner features wine and chocolate pairings. At the Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead, on Friday, Feb. 10, 7-10 p.m. Buy tickets ($165 per person plus tax) at or by calling 631-208-9200 x426.

American Heart Month Pick Cooking Demo

Nutrition expert Andrea Massop-Ramos, M.C.N. demonstrates how to prepare hearthealthy foods at the Jericho Public Library, One Merry Lane, Jericho, on Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. Register (free) and learn more at

Theatre Pick Ragtime Returns

The Tony award-winning musical Ragtime tracks three diverse families in the melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York. Plays at the Cultural Arts Playhouse, 170 Michael Dr., Syosset, from Saturday, March 4-Saturday, April 8. Order tickets ($25-$30) at or by calling 516694-3330.

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Parade Pick St. Patrick’s Day

Wear green to the 58th Annual John P. Reilly East Islip St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 5, 2-4 p.m. Features pipe bands, Irish step dancers and more. Starts at East Islip Public Library, 381 E. Main Street. More info on

Product Pick Local Sweets

Order granola bars, pretzels, or chocolatedipped Oreos this Valentine’s Day, from Port Washington-based Spectrum Bakes, a nonprofit organization that trains and employs people with autism and developmental disabilities. Shop at

Black History Pick Basquiat-Inspired Art

Celebrate Black History Month with selfportraits in this family program (ages 12+). Takes place Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.12 noon at Connetquot River State Park Preserve, 4090 Sunrise Hwy., Oakdale. Register ($4) at

Project Funding Pick Good Grantmaking

E Entertainment Museum Pick The Bands Play On

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame exhibits “Long Island’s Legendary Club Scene: 1960s-1980s” through mid-April, displaying musical instruments, apparel, and other memorabilia. Its 120 inductees include Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Louis Armstrong and others. Located at 97 Main St., Stony Brook. Buy tickets ($19-$25) at

Book Pick The Sea Garden

Journalist Deborah Lawrenson has penned a mystery/wartime drama that provides a sensitively written antidote to winter for readers. Journey with its vividly drawn heroines— and a romantic ghost— through three interwoven tales set on France’s lush Mediterranean coast.

The Long Island Community Foundation funds projects to improve Long Islanders’ lives. The nonprofit organization grant deadline is April 2023. Learn more at

Virtual Picks

Virtual Race for Charity 2023 Challenge Virtual Races

Choose your virtual race theme and distance and support charity while walking or running on a road or treadmill. Register online (costs vary) at

Garden Pick Heather Garden Pollinators

Learn about honeybees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, and other flower pollinators. Takes place virtually on Sunday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. RSVP on eventbrite to receive the Zoom link; visit or call 212-795-1388 for info.

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Loneliness & Isolation Can Impact Your Physical & Emotional Wellness Health

Humans are inherently social animals who rely on interpersonal relationships for a variety of needs. When people experience healthy friendships, family dynamics, and even casual positive interactions with others, they feel a sense of belonging and satisfaction, which translates to better health. Unfortunately, when your social connections and relationships don’t meet your individual needs, feelings of loneliness and isolation may occur and can have potentially devastating consequences.

How do loneliness and isolation affect physical and mental health?

Feelings of loneliness and isolation can significantly impact our health, especially when these feelings occur for an extended time. Unsatisfactory social relationships or connections can lead to a host of problems for both body and mind.

Physical health can be impacted by loneliness in surprising ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control in (Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions), loneliness can significantly impact our health. It increases the risk of premature death, strokes, heart disease, heart failure, and other cardiovascular issues at levels comparable to those who smoke, are obese or are physically inactive.

Various studies have also shown correlations between loneliness or isolation and other complications These include poor sleep, decreased selfcontrol, higher stress levels, and lower immunity, to name a few.

Mental health struggles can also develop from feeling isolated or lonely. This is true not only for adults but children and adolescents. Depression, anxiety, and even suicidal ideation and attempts are potential issues resulting from a lack of sufficient positive and healthy social relationships.

Among older adults, extended social isolation may even increase an individual’s risk for dementia or cognitive decline. Seniors are a group significantly affected by social isolation. Experiences like divorce, becoming a widow or widower, children growing up and moving away, retirement, chronic illness, and moving to a retirement home or care facility can increase these feelings.

People with mental illness can have symptoms reappear or increase in severity if they don’t have access to a support network, including friends, family, or others to connect with.

How to reduce isolation and loneliness

Unfortunately, dealing with loneliness and isolation is be-

coming a widespread experience. According to experts, most people from all walks of life report feeling a lack of social connection or relationships at some point in their lives. Sometimes experiencing these feelings is a consequence of larger problems like a pandemic where people need to maintain distance to stay safe.

Though it may seem impossible, isolation and loneliness do not have to become a permanent state. Even if you must be physically apart from others, there are many ways to stay connected and build new social relationships.

Reach out to friends, family, former coworkers, or neighbors who you haven’t talked to in a while or have lost touch with. Send an email, a letter, a text, or even pick up the phone and give them a call.

In situations (like a pandemic), where physical distancing is necessary for a while, it’s crucial to find ways to connect with others. Try scheduling social time such as regular video calls to catch up and even share a meal, movie, game, or activity together from your own homes. Find ways to get together safely outdoors in small groups, appropriately spaced apart. Join groups where you can connect with others through shared interests. A book club, cooking class, community college course, club sports team, fitness class, or community theater are a few possibilities. Look for virtual opportunities. It’s easier to maintain relationships when you have things in common–plus interest-based groups provide opportunities to connect with others in a structured but lower-stress environment.

Technology opens up so many opportunities to make social connections and build virtual relationships with real people. You can join social networks and find groups for people in similar life situations, with similar interests, or just looking to connect with others. Just be conscious of how you’re using social media. Seeing other people’s “highlight reels” can actually increase the feeling of being left out.

Volunteer for a cause that’s dear to your heart. You can find others who share similar interests or values while gaining satisfaction from giving back to your community. Especially consider working with populations who are at risk for loneliness. This way, you can help others while helping yourself. If you’re experiencing significant mental or physical health problems related to loneliness or isolation, speak with your doctor or mental health care professional. They can support you and direct you to various resources. When feelings of isolation or loneliness become overwhelming, it’s hard to imagine how to change your circumstances. But with a little effort and perhaps some support, there are ways to create and maintain healthy social relationships and connect to others, regardless of our personal situation or the world around us. l

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“You guys don’t let me retire.”

Never underestimate the impact and power of genetics. Dionne Warwick is a member of family musical dynasty and paved her own way achieving an enormously successful recording career selling over 100 million records worldwide.

In her formative years in East Orange, New Jersey she sang with the Drinkard Singers, a popular vocal group that included her mother and aunts (including Cissy Houston–Whitney’s mom) and soon after she and her sister, Dee Dee, started their own group, The Gospelaires, singing backup for a number of musicians at local venues and on recordings. Warwick would soon go solo and team up with the legendary songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David and have 38 timeless hit songs land on the charts in the 60s and early 70s. She continued to maintain a long and successful career and still graces the stage at age 83 and has even sprung up as a star on Twitter.

Warwick has also been involved in various humanitarian causes, most notably for raising awareness and vast sums of money in the battle against HIV/AIDS which she spearheaded with the multi-million-selling hit song “That’s What Friends Are For.”

On January 1st, CNN debuted the new documentary, Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over which include words of praise and admiration from A-list music celebrities including; Burt Bacharach, Clive Davis, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Barry Gibb, Berry Gordy, Elton John, Cissy Houston, Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, Gladys Knight, Olivia Newton-John, Smokey Robinson, Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder; as well as commentary from former President Bill Clinton.

When we last interviewed her, we asked her if she had plans to slow down or retire. She replied, “Yes! In a word. I wouldn’t say that’s far off.”

That was ten years ago, and here we go again.

Tell us about the new documentary and how it came about?

My business partner, Dave Wooley, really badgered me into writing my book (My Life, as I See It). And literally, the book is the genesis for the documentary. What do you hope people will come away with after seeing the documentary?

Getting to learn the absolute truth as opposed to having opinions and thinking this is what happened, or thinking this is who I am, or thinking that they know more about me than I know about myself. So they get to know Dionne through me, personally.

You had a very solid upbringing growing up in East Orange, New Jersey. Can you talk about the values that you were brought up with and their impact on you throughout your life?

Being who I am at all times. So be who you are. You can’t be anyone other than that. I truly believe that to be true, not only with me, but everybody else. Instead of trying to be like someone other than who you are, be who you are. I like me. I don’t want to be like anybody else!

Your teaming up with Burt Bacharach and Hal David was probably one of the most perfect and successful collaborations in pop music history. It was as if it was predestined for you to connect professionally with each other. Are there any particular memories that rise to the top that you might want to mention?

Yeah, several. I met Burt first. He and Hal joined ranks together in a song for The Drifters which we were doing the background work on, with another songwriter, Bob Hilliard (God rest his soul), for a song called “Mexican Divorce.”

And Burt approached me after the session and asked if I’d be interested in doing some demonstration records and more background work for the works that he would be doing with his new songwriting partner, Hal David. That’s how we became known in the industry as a triangle marriage that worked.

Our relationship blossomed and we became more family than friends, which was wonderful. I got to know their families and they got to know mine. As we developed into this triangle, and we just kept making wonderful music.

Our relationship blossomed and grew until we had no choice but to part. As a

result of that, I was left without songwriters and producers, and it is just one of those things that happen in life.

That must have been a very difficult time for you because you were blindsided by their (Bacharach/David) break-up.

I would have liked to have known about the split before anybody else did, which I thought was kind of tacky. I had no choice but to take them to court. Either that or find myself being sued by Warner Bros.–which I was not going to let happen. And I won the case. They decided that they didn’t want to write together any longer, and that was the end of that relationship–until later on down the line when I got them back together to write a song for me (“That’s What Friends Are For”) and our relationship resumed. When you have true friendships and relationships, I think that prevails over anything else. And that’s exactly what happened.

When that split happened and you were left holding the bag and you couldn’t get them to reconcile, what went through your mind as to where your career was going to go from that point?

They needed me more than I needed them, that’s where my thinking was. As a result of it I had my very first number-one charted recording (“Then Came You” with the Spinners), and the phone calls then came in.

When you had a lull in your career you decided to go back to college to pursue your master’s degree in music. What was your goal in going back having already achieved success professionally, and how did getting the master’s degree help you personally and professionally?

I had a lot of things accomplished. I had a family by that time, so I had an opportunity to be a mommy, which was wonderful, and I had an opportunity to enjoy my home and complete what I started. It was a good time in my life. And at that point in my so-called recording career, which had taken a lull, a music called disco happened, and the queen of disco, Miss Donna Summer, owned radio, which was wonderful. They created radio stations to surround the music that she was singing. And as a matter of fact, she and I became very dear friends. She was so surprised that I didn’t take the opportunity to jump into the disco arena. I said, ‘Oh, no, baby, you own that one. I’m not going to jump in your pool because it wasn’t my kind of water in it for me.’

I liken the music business to a pendulum. It swings both ways. And then the pendulum started swinging back my way when I met Clive Davis.

Clive Davis brought you to Arista Records and teamed you up with Barry Manilow for the next big hit, “I’ll Never Love This Way Again.”

It certainly was. Like I said–they (Bacharach-David) needed me, I didn’t need them.

How was Barry Manilow’s style of producing different than working with Bacharach and David?

Not that much different. Every producer I’ve worked with since Bacharach and David basically works exactly the same way. They write wonderful songs for me and they expect me to give my very best. They did their homework prior to them entering the studio with me or approaching me... And that was the case with Barry.

I didn’t really think that was going to be a true fit, based on the fact that Barry was a recording artist, and a writer, and singer, who produced his own music. I did not want to sound like Barry Manilow, but he convinced me that he could do it.

Your singing comes off as naturally effortless. You clearly have a natural talent, but tell me about the process. When you go into the recording studio, does it happen quickly for you and does it sound as easy as it comes off?

Yeah, sure. I’m known as the one-take queen. They’d want take after take after take... you know–the Bacharach syndrome. ‘Just one more, just one more.’ But the songs that you usually would listen to on the radio or anywhere else–were done in one or two takes.

You grew up in in a neighborhood that you compared to the United Nations with all different types of nationalities, races and religions, and you didn’t experience racism until you went on the road professionally. So having expe-

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rienced that, what are your thoughts about where we are now?

I think it’s taken about fifteen steps backward. As far as I’m concerned, absolutely nothing has changed and it has gotten worse.

Your efforts to raise awareness and money in fighting HIV and AIDS were a great achievement, as was the song, “That’s What Friends Are For.” What sparked you to take action in the fight against that tragic disease?

I saw this documentary about this young man who was a steward on a plane. He was traveling back from... I think it was Africa at that time. It showed him go from a handsome and healthy young man to practically just skin and bones. I didn’t even know what it was until Rock Hudson put a face on it and scientists finally gave it a name. We were losing the entire entertainment community. We were losing hairdressers, we were losing dancers, camera people.... We were losing all kinds of people in the industry to AIDS. I went around the world looking into this and for treatments to fight the disease. I would bring them back to the States to see if it was going to work here, and some of it did. My interest was basically saving lives more than anything else.

You were appointed Ambassador of Health by President Reagan. He kept referring to it as a ‘devastating disease’ and he wouldn’t say the word, AIDS, but you called him on it publicly.

I did a press conference and he was there, and I asked him which disease he was referring to and he said ‘AIDS.’

I don’t understand. What was the reason he didn’t say AIDS before?

I also didn’t understand why, so I made him say it. He had a major aversion to saying that word for some reason.

You also called out Stevie Wonder when he came ten hours late to a recording session. There aren’t that many people in the position to scold Stevie Wonder.

Yes, and I still do to this very day. He’s one of my babies. I’ve known him since he was eleven years old.

You also took umbrage with rappers and their record companies for putting out misogynistic messages and bad language. Were you disappointed that there weren’t that many artists that joined you in that effort?

No. That was something that I felt obliged to do and addressing the lyrics, especially regarding the ladies. So I said; ‘Let’s talk together. Let’s find out what’s going on for real.’ It’s the only way you’re going to solve anything, is by conversing.

What kind of response did you get?

I invited them all to my home and they all showed up at the appointed time -7am. We sat in my living room and discussed what was going on. They said that I was a part of the distraction because I was ‘dissen’ them. I said, ‘If that’s the case, make me a part of the solution.’

They looked at me as if I said something terrible.

I said, ‘Well, it’s time to let me know what it is that you think I’m doing, and I can try to explain it to you.

I have no problem letting you know what I feel about what you’re doing.’ As a result

of that I made it understood where I was coming from and that I truly wanted to be a part of the solution.

I told them they’re all gonna get all older and have children and grandchildren and in those children, you’re going to find a little girl and that little girl is going to ask you, ‘Daddy did you really sing that?’ And what are you going to say?

I assume they got my message because as a result of that they all have put together songs that they wanted to express, but now in a way that is more palpable to your ear.

You’ve done countless TV shows, performances and appearances, but I guess one that was unique was when you were on “Celebrity Apprentice.” What was that experience like for you?

That was not an experience, that was a debacle! It just was madness–complete madness. You kind of get to know what people are really about.

I said to myself, ‘You’ve been in the business now for fifty years. Why would you go and destroy those fifty years with this madness? That’s why I fired myself. Donald (Trump) said to me, ‘You can’t fire yourself.’

Do you regret that you did the show?

No, not at all. I did it only because of the premise of it; In your memoir was when you were discussing the second time you got divorced from your husband and you wrote... ‘The deep personal issue that drove us apart, I won’t get into simply because it’s none of your business.’ That was so refreshing to read at a time when everything and everybody is everybody’s business. I know, not mine. Yeah, my business is my business. I don’t know anything about you. That’s none of my business.

Well, with social media now, everything is out there.

Everything is on social media. I don’t know what people are thinking when they are putting things on their computers. But as a result of my presence on social media it seems to have calmed down quite a bit. There is a grown-up in their presence now and they understood exactly what I was saying. We last interviewed you about ten years ago, and we asked you if you thought you were going to slow down or retire, and you said that it was possible that in the not-too-distant future, you would. Well, it’s ten years later and you’re still on the road and still in demand. Yeah, still in demand. You guys don’t let me

Are you enjoying it as much as you used to?

Absolutely! I love what I do. But at this point in my life now, I am slowing down quite a bit. And you’re taking care of your health?

Absolutely and positively–as my mommy said. But do you still smoke?

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Renowned supermodel Paulina Porizkova, who landed her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in 1984 and became one of the highest-paid models in the world, is used to being seen. But it is only now, decades later, that she is finally being heard.

In 2019, when Porizkova found her ex-husband, The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, dead at age 75 in the townhouse they shared, she took to Instagram to share her sorrow and, then, her deep betrayal at being left out of Ocasek’s will (she later reached a settlement with his estate).

On Instagram, she found a community of likeminded “invisible” women, and as Porizkova moved through her grief, she began using the social media platform to share messages about aging and acceptance.

This caught the eye of Maria Shriver and led to the release of Porizkova’s essay collection, No Filter: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful, which was published last fall by The Open Field, an imprint of Penguin Random House founded by Shriver. In this intimate and introspective book, Porizkova tells her story while exploring the complexities of womanhood at every age, including the beauty industry’s obsession with youth and the ubiquity of female objectification.

Porizkova, 57, recently spoke with Long Island Woman.

What made you want to write this book?

I didn’t even think of creating a book, quite frankly. I was perfectly happy writing on my Instagram. I had plenty of calls from agents who wanted a tell-all memoir. I thought, “No. I will probably never do that.“ It wasn’t until Maria Shriver contacted me and said, “I follow you on Instagram. What do you think about writing a book for me that is like your Instagram?” That’s when I got inspired.

In “No Filter,” you write about women: “Our beauty is like nature, everchanging, but the world insists upon beauty remaining static. If we were not seen as objects we would be allowed to change.”

That’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot since I joined the ranks of invisible women. I know people get a little resentful when I say that because they’re like, ‘What are you talking about? You’re so visible.’

Yeah, as Paulina Porizkova I have more visibility now than I’ve had in years, admittedly, but don’t confuse that with the visibility of a woman. I find women our age so beautiful. I love seeing our lives on our faces. To me, that’s so interesting and so deep. I wonder, is it only me who sees this? We’re so conditioned to think that

beauty is a bouncy, reflective symmetry, and that has nothing to do with it.

You often say that you see yourself somewhere between J. Lo and Betty White.

When I say that, I am trying to describe the category of invisible women. If you are older but you look like Jennifer Lopez, you’re not getting dismissed because she looks 39—so you can be 60, and as long as you look 39, you’re still visible. Then you become visible when you’re much older and you can sort of stomp out your little corner of the world. You can dress all in green with pink hair, and then it’s like, “Oh, she’s so adorable.” You become adorable, as if you’re a toddler. But in between those two is us invisible women, the ones who are aging and trying to make the best of it and are completely forgotten. We’re completely underrepresented in media and everywhere. It’s like we’re supposed to be shuffling off to the kitchen stoves and rocking our grandchildren, I guess.

You wrote about dating in your 50s. Is it what you expected? Is it difficult for women in their 50s and 60s and 70s to meet mates?

Hell yeah. Dating is not at all what I expected. The last time I dated I was 19. I’ve completely underestimated the number of men who are willing to date 57-year-olds. And that’s with the tag “supermodel” attached! That’s not making it any better. It’s kind of making it worse because a lot of my dates are basically just trophy dates—like, I got to go on a date with such and such. That’s never very sexy. At our age, what I used to think was a dating pool has shrunk into a small dirty puddle. And then there’s the age-old “a man my age will date 20 years younger.” They’re mostly not interested in women their own age, which blows my mind. I’ve dated younger, too. It’s like, why not? If you have the opportunity, test it out. But while it can be fun physically, I need someone to connect with. I need someone who has the same references in life. I’m not going to date a dude who doesn’t know who the Bee Gees are.

What do you look forward to?

I look forward to everything. That’s another really great thing about middle age: understanding how great everything can be—everything I haven’t done, all the places I haven’t gone. I’ve traveled extensively in my life, and I’ve met a lot of people, but there are so many more great people to meet and so many more great places to travel and explore, and people to fall in love with. They have to be out there somewhere. Somebody better be out there! And now the book is coming out, and I’m doing promotion, and it’s kind of a thrilling time. I am incredibly grateful for being able to appreciate it this time around because sometimes when you’re young you take it all for granted. I take nothing for granted anymore. When good things happen, I feel blessed. And when bad things happen, I know they’re not going to last. l

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Roth IRAs–The income phaseout range for Roth IRA contributions increases to $138,000$153,000 for single filers and heads of household, a $9,000 increase. For married couples filing jointly, phase-out will be $218,000 to $228,000, a $14,000 increase. Married individuals filing separately see their phaseout range remain at $0-10,000.

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To Reunion or Not To Reunion? Catching Up With Carol

who had not been their high school friends. They also caught up with old friends they hadn’t seen in years. Helen is glad she made the effort to come back from California to reunite with her good buddy Margaret from Florida. Helen writes, “I’d forgotten how soft the sand is at Jones Beach … and how good N.Y. bakery cookies are!”

More than 50 years later, the moment is still seared into Kathy Moran’s memory. Day one of freshman year Kathy walked into her new school, her uniform freshly pressed, her backpack bursting, her arms clutching her overflow of textbooks. Until the books exploded out of her arms, carpeting the main hallway of Holy Trinity High School.

Kathy’s horror was only slightly muffled when another student stepped up to help her collect her books and herself. For some, that introduction to high school could have been the setup for an uncomfortable four-year run.

I think most of us had some fears. When I walked down that hallway at 14, I worried the kids around me could hear my nervous heart pounding.

I hadn’t been a superstar through 8th grade, so I wondered what high school would bring. I decided, the more activities I joined, the more friends I’d make. Student Council, Leaders Club and sports became a big part of my life. It worked. I was on the reunion committee for my 5th reunion. And through my 50th.

For the past year I worked with a dedicated group, even though some of us live more than a thousand miles apart. John, Kevin, Kevin #2, Georgette, Kathy, Carol #2, Chris, Jimmy and Pete tracked down enough addresses, emails, or phone numbers to triple our contact with “missing classmates.” Many were glad we found them. Others said, “No thanks, I’m in touch with the people I want to see.” A few said, “Don’t call again!” OK.

Then came our big October weekend. First, a Friday night gathering in an American Legion Hall. People could barely stop talking long enough to eat. Saturday afternoon our class was introduced at the Holy Trinity/Chaminade football game. We rolled right into 5 PM Mass (Catholic school), a class picture on the gym bleachers, then finally the reunion in our old cafeteria.

I don’t know if the background of 70s rock music helped, but cliques seemed to crack open. People talked to classmates

One guy told me, he’d met his wife while climbing a glacier in Alaska. Bold. But he’d felt invisible in high school. Not unlike Michael, the first to arrive Friday night. Michael admitted he was hesitant to come. “I was a band geek, not an athlete, not an actor. My friends from high school wouldn’t even try this.” Michael had such a good time, by Saturday night he was among the last to leave our weekend. We’ve since gotten emails from others, thanking us for bringing their “grown-up versions” back to high school.

We’ve also heard from graduates who never responded to their invitations. After receiving pictures and videos of “the weekend that was,” committee member John says, “They came out of the woodwork. They’re sorry they weren’t there.” John calls it, “A kind of reverse buyer’s remorse.” His message, “Don’t be that person who wakes up the day after the reunion weekend and wishes they’d been there.”

But is a high school reunion right for everyone? Some experts recommend considering whether you’re going in search of redemption, and what you need for a good time. Conversation expert and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Debra Roberts says, “Deciding factors can include your memory and current feelings about your high school social or academic history, and what’s happening in your life today. If you have any hesitations, don’t go alone. Bring a friend or your partner for moral support.” High school was not Debra’s favorite time of life, but she went to her reunion because she was “strongly encouraged” by friends, and she had fun.

For me, I had an opportunity for quiet reflection during Saturday’s reunion Mass. I initially felt those hallways as I had as a 14 or 15-yearold uncomfortable kid, but suddenly there was a shift. I realized those hallways gave me room, space, and support to try (and fail) at experiences that helped me become who I am today. I’d found my peace, my reunion moment of Zen.

And Kathy Moran? She grew up to become Holy Trinity’s principal! l

Carol Silva is the Emmy Award-winning veteran News 12 Long Island news anchor, TedX and motivational speaker and creator of The Silva Lining Podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, and wherever you hear your podcasts.

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Oral and Head and Neck Cancer 516.734.8203 LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer 800.377.0928

SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer), Locust Valley.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer 516.608.5113 Manhasset.

Caregivers Support

Caregivers 516.292.1300 Family and Children’s Assoc., Mineola.

Caregivers 516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside

Caregivers 631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack.

Caregivers 516.484.1545 x236 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills.

Covid Support

Covid-19 Help Suffolk County 631.940.3700 United Way, Deer Park.

Coronavirus Digital Resource Center 833.4UR.CARE Northwell Health

Covid and Covid Loss 631.462.9800 x151 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview.

Coronavirus Hotline 516.227.9570 Long Island Crisis Center, Bellmore

Nassau County Coronavirus Call Center 516.227.9570

NY State Coronavirus Hotline..........888.364.3065

Divorce/Separation Support

Divorced and Separated 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside

Divorced and Separated 631.462.9800 x151

Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. Suffolk Y JCC, Commack.

Singles 631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack.

Brain Tumor 631.474.2323
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22 • LONG ISLAND WOMAN • FEBRUARY/MARCH 2023 TO ADVERTISE: 516-505-0555 x1 • Arts & Entertainment in Port Washington 232 Main Street, Port Washington Box Office 516.767.6444 Lightwire Theater: The Ugly Duckling 3/11/23 at 11am
Norm Lewis 2/24/23 Alan Doyle 2/25/23 Darlene Love 2/10/23 Zoë Keating 2/17/23 The Hot Sardines 3/3/23


Mike Gelguidice & Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute): 8pm. The Paramount

This Ain’t Bryan Adams: 6pm. The Warehouse


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Roomful of Blues: 8pm. The Metropolitan O-Town/LFOs: 8pm. Mulcahy’s

Mike Gelguidice & Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute): 8pm. The Paramount

90’s Alt-Rock Night: 8pm. The Suffolk


Soul of America: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin:

8pm. Argyle Theatre

The Sopranos: In Conversation: 8pm. Patchogue


The Sixties Show: 8pm. The Suffolk

From Broadway with Love: 8pm. Tilles Center


Sarah Silverman: 8pm. The Paramount


How Sweet It Is! (James Taylor tribute): 8pm. Engeman Theater


The Man In Black: Tribute To Johnny Cash: 8pm.

The Paramount


Darlene Love: 8pm. Landmark on Main St.

Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles tribute): 8pm. The Metropolitan Parkway Drive: 8pm. The Paramount

Sal The Voice Valentinetti: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre


South Shore Symphony: 7pm. Madison Theatre

Almost Queen: 8pm. Mulcahy’s

Pat McGann: 8pm. The Paramount

A Broadway Valentine: 8pm. The Suffolk

West Side Story

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written.

When: Feb. 9 – April 2

Where: The Argyle Theatre, 34 W. Main St., Babylon Tickets: 631-230-3500 or

Use Code: WOMAN for $10 Off*

*Discount Valid off individual, premium mainstage tickets only.


Doo-Wop and Rock n’ Roll: 7pm. Theatre at Westbury


Marisela/Alvaro Torres: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury

Impractical Jokers: 4pm. UBS Arena


Big Head Todd and The Monsters: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

America’s Sweethearts : 8pm. Engeman Theater

American Ballet Theatre

in their first-ever Long Island appearance

“We are America’s National Ballet Company® because we are dedicated to preserving and extending the great legacy of classical dancing.”

ABT is one of the greatest dance companies in the world. The Staller Center is featuring the internationally celebrated cultural institution for their 2023 Gala, which includes VIP seating, an afterparty, and a meet & greet with the ABT dancers. Regular tickets are also available, which include show access only. This is a show you do not want to miss!

When: Sat., March 4

Where: Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook Tickets: 631- 632-ARTS



Rob Schneider: 7:30pm. The Paramount Round Midnight: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre (The Loading Dock)


Yarn/Wire: 7:30pm. AUPAC

Zoë Keating: 8pm. Landmark on Main St.

James Maddock: 8pm. The Metropolitan Broadway Rave: 9pm. Mulcahy’s Dirty Deeds (AC/DC tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk

Long Is L and venue dI rectory

AUPAC (Adelphi Performing Arts Center)

1 South Ave., Garden City.800.233.5744.

The Argyle Theatre 34 W. Main St., Babylon. 844.631.LIVE (5483).

CMPAC (CM Performing Arts Center) 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. 631.218.2810.

John W. Engeman Theater 250 Main St., Northport. 516.323.4444.

The Gateway 215 S. Country Rd., Bellport. 631.286.1133.

Landmark on Main St 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516.767.6444.

Madison Theatre 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516.323.4444.

The Metropolitan 13 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove. 516.323.4444.

Mulcahy’s 3232 Railroad Ave, Wantagh. 516.783-7500.

The Paramountt 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631.673.7300.

The Patchogue Theatre 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631.207.1313.

Plaza Elmont 3700 Hempstead Tpke.,Elmont. 516.599.6870.

Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine: 8pm. Tilles Center


The Winery Dogs: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre


Funny Fest: 7:30pm. Argyle Theatre

Mike Dawes: 7pm. The Suffolk


Blockbuster Broadway: 8pm. Engeman Theater


Elle King/The Red Clay Straws: 8pm. The Paramount

Los Lobos: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

Crash Test Dummies: 8pm. The Suffolk 23

Denny Laine: 8pm. The Metropolitan Sam Morril: 7pm. The Paramount 24

Norm Lewis: 8pm. Landmark on Main St.

Leslie Mendelson: 8pm. The Metropolitan Decadia/The 90’s Band: 9pm. Mulcahy’s

Bored Teachers: 7pm. The Paramount

The Robert Cray Band: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

The Concert for Bangladesh Revisited: 8pm. Space at Westbury

B Street Band (Springsteen tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk 25

Alan Doyle: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Voyage (Journey tribute): 8pm. The Paramount

Steve Morse Band: 8pm. Space at Westbury

Jazz at Lincoln Center: 8pm. Staller Center

Ultimate Queen Celebration: 8pm. The Suffolk 28

Music of the Kinights: 8pm. Engeman Theater

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

The Space at Westbury 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516.283-5866.

Staller Center 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631.632.2787.

The Suffolk 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631.727.4343.

NYCB Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516.334.0800.

Theatre Three 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. 631.928.9100.

Tilles Center

720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516.299.3100.

UBS Arena 2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont . 516.460.8599.

The Warehouse 203 Broadway Amityville. 631.238.1820.

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The Full Bug (Van Halen tribute): 8pm. The Warehouse


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The Hot Sardines: 8pm. Landmark on Main St.

Niko Moon: 8pm. The Paramount

Red Hot Chilli Pipers: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

A Flock of Seagulls: 8pm. Space at Westbury

Jive Aces: 8pm. The Suffolk


Brandon “Taz” Niederauer: 8pm. Landmark on Main St.

Jim Norton: 8pm. The Paramount American Ballet Theatre: 8pm. Staller Center

L. Shankar: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury


Oldies But Goodies: 3pm. Landmark on Main St. British Legends of Rock: 8pm. The Metropolitan


Andy Cooney and His Irish Cabaret: 7:30pm. Argyle Theatre


Andy Cooney and His Irish Cabaret: 7:30pm. Argyle Theatre


Real Friends/Knuckle Puck: 7:30pm. Mulcahy’s


Parmalee: 7:30pm. Mulcahy’s

Jim Breuer: 8pm. The Paramount

The Marshall Tucker Band/The Outlaws: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre


Screaming Orphans: 8pm. The Metropolitan Pepper: 7pm. Mulcahy’s

Jim Breuer: 8pm. The Paramount

Classic Albums Live: The Eagles–Hotel California: 8pm. The Suffolk 11

The Step Crew: 7:30pm. AUPAC

Lightwire Theater: The Ugly Duckling: 11am. Landmark on Main St.

Kathleen Madigan 8pm. The Paramount Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

The Hit Men: 8pm. The Suffolk

Mighty Ramon and the Phantoms of Soul: 8pm.

The Hot Sardines

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. Music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice.

When: Friday, March 3 at 8pm

Where: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington

Tickets: Box office open M-F 12-5pm. 516-767-6444. Tickets available online at

The Metropolitan

Jerry Cantrell: 8pm. The Paramount

Cherish The Ladies: 4pm. The Suffolk


Gary Gulman: 8pm. Landmark on Main St

Blue October: 8pm. The Paramount

Wings Dublin Irish Dance: 8pm. Tilles Center 18

Rocket Man Show (Elton John tribute): 8pm. The Paramount

Storm Large: 8pm. Staller Center

Unforgettable Fire (U2 tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk

Tommy James and the Shondells/ The Association/Box Tops: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury

The Sicilian Tenors: 8pm. Tilles Center


Kevin James: 8pm. The Paramount

Peter Noone-Herman’s Hermits: 4pm. The Suffolk

Patti LuPone: 8pm. Tilles Center 23

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: 8pm. The Paramount

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

With chart-topping hits like “I’m Into Something Good,” “Wonderful World,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “Silhouettes,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” and so many more, it’s no wonder why they were considered one of the most successful acts in the British Invasion.

When: Sunday, March 19 at 4PM

Where: The Suffolk, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead Tickets: Tickets available at or through our Box Office at 631-727-4343.



The Wonder Years: 8pm. The Paramount Éireann: A Taste of Ireland: 8pm. The Suffolk

Femmes of Rock: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

Soul In My Country: 8pm. The Suffolk 25

Orchestral Glory: 7pm. Madison Theatre

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: 8pm. The Paramount

Sex n’ the City: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

Creedence Revived: 8pm. The Suffolk 26

Retro ‘69: 8pm. The Metropolitan Peter & the Wolf: 3pm. Staller Center 28

Comedy Night: 8pm. Engeman Theater 29

Starry Nights: 7pm. Staller Center 30

Manhattan Transfer/Bobby Collins: 8pm. Space at Westbury

Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winning music legend who has earned more than 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. She recorded 18 consecutive Top 100 singles (including “Walk on By,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?,” “Alfie,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Déjà Vu,”) and spearheaded the recording of “That’s What Friends Are For,” which became a number-one hit worldwide and raised awareness and major funds for AIDS research. She also participated in the all-star charity single, “We Are the World.” Don’t miss seeing this legend live!

When: Friday, April 7 at 8pm

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury Tickets:


Mike Winfield: 8pm. Staller Center 31

Brian Stokes Mitchel/Seth Rudetsky: 7pm. Madison Theatre

Guster 8pm. The Paramount

Animaniacs: In Concert: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

Celebrating Meat Loaf:The Neverland Express with Caleb Johnson: 8pm. Space at Westbury

So Good!: The Neil Diamond Experience: 8pm. The Suffolk


West Side Story: Feb. 9-April 2. Argyle Theatre

Children’s Theatre - Rapunzel: Feb. 18-April 2. Argyle Theatre

A Chorus Line: thru Feb. 11. CMPAC

9 to 5: Feb. 25-March 11. CMPAC

Dirty Rotton Scoundrels: thru March 5. Engeman Theater

The Scarlet Pimpernel: March 16-April 30. Engeman Theater

The Wedding Singer: thru Feb. 26. The Gateway

Clue: March 17-April 16. The Gateway

Forever Plaid: March 18-April 2. The Plaza

Sweet Delilah Swim Club: thru Feb. 4. Theatre Three

Side by Side by Sondheim: Feb. 18-March 18. Theatre Three

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Fri. Jan. 27 & Sat. Jan. 28 @ 8pm

LIL BUCK - MEMPHIS JOOKIN - Sat. Feb. 4 @ 8pm

KRISTIN CHENOWETH - Sat. Feb. 11 @ 8pm


Mon. Feb. 13 @ 7pm


Sat. Feb. 18 @ 8pm


Sat. Feb. 25 @ 8pm


STORM LARGE - Sat. March 18 @ 8pm


Sat. March 25 @ 8pm


FOR KIDS - Sun. March 26 @ 3pm

STARRY NIGHTS - SPRING - Wed. March 29 @ 7pm


Thurs. March 30 @ 8pm


Fri. March 31 @ 8pm


Tue. April 11 @ 7pm


Sat. April 15 @ 8pm

SHELÉA - Sat. April 22 @ 8pm


Sat. April 29 @ 8pm and Sun. April 30 @ 3pm




Schedule at

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American Ballet Theatre America’s National Ballet Company® is a show you do not want to miss! In their first-ever LI appearance! March 4 @ 7pm | Main Stage Regular Tickets & Gala Tickets available at