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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2015

founded by Pete Seeger

The Clearwater Festival (founded by Pete Seeger) takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015
along the banks of the Hudson River at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Our Special Weekend Pass Pre-Sale is now available only through December 22.

To purchase your Revival tickets,
please visit the festival website at ClearwaterFestival.org, or call (877) 435-9849.

Revival is great for families and the best part is that kids 12 & under get in for free!
Clearwater Members receive a 20% discount off advance ticket prices.

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Glenn Miller Orchestra "In The Christmas Mood"
Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 8:00pm
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It’s time to get ‘In the Christmas Mood’ as the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra breaks open the vault of holiday music. You’ll hear the Miller Christmas classics “Jingle Bells” and “Sleigh Ride,” as well as popular Glenn Miller favorites such as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “American Patrol,” “Little Brown Jug” and “Tuxedo Junction.”

With its unique jazz sound, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today! The orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

"Solid Gold Christmas" starring Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 7:30pm
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Celebrate the Christmas season in a soulful way with a “Solid Gold Christmas,” featuring Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. This dynamic musical duo has enjoyed monumental success though the years as recording artists, performers, and authors. Receiving seven Grammy Awards and earning fifteen gold and three platinum records, Marilyn and Billy have also enjoyed starring roles on television and stage and have performed to sold-out crowds around the world. Combining the hits from their 40 years in the entertainment industry with harmonized Christmas classics that set hearts on the meaning of the season, Christmas is complete. As lead vocalists of one of the top singing groups of the late 60’s and early 70’s, The 5th Dimension, they recorded such classics as “Up, Up & Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “One Less Bell To Answer,” and “Stoned Soul Picnic” to name a few. After a decade with The 5th Dimension, Marilyn and Billy decided to leave the group and establish themselves as a duo. They had immediate success with the single, “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show).” The song was a #1 hit and earned them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.

Cherish The Ladies "A Celtic Christmas"
Friday, December 19, 2014 @ 8:00pm
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Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies share timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols, in their signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies and spectacular step-dancing. A wonderful Christmas program complete with full band and traditional Irish step dancers.

"The five women who form the Celtic band delivered a thoroughly engaging performance brimming with spirit, wit and soul." - The Washington Post

Matisyahu – Festival of Light
Friday, December 26, 2014 @ 8pm
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Matisyahu first made a name for himself with his album Live at Stubbs, and Youth quickly followed. Both albums subsequently went Gold and Youth was a Grammy Award-nominee for Best Reggae Album. In 2009, Light reached #1 on the Reggae Albums chart and stayed in the top spot for 34 weeks. His fourth studio album, Spark Seeker, also debuted at #1 on the Reggae chart, marked his relocation from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and found him working with Dr. Luke protégé KoOoL Kojak.

Jay and The Americans
Saturday, December 27, 2014 @ 8pm
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Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay and the Americans. From 1962- 1971, this group charted an unprecedented “12” top 10 records. With three original band members, Sandy Yaguda (aka Deane) founding member, Howie Kirschenbaum (aka Kane) original member, and Marty Kupersmith (aka Sand- ers), original member, plus the addition of “Jay” Reincke, the third Jay and probably the best yet, .. they have recreated the authentic sound of all of . . their great hits that everyone remembers. “This Magic Moment,” “Cara Mia” and more

Average White Band's New Year's Eve Celebration
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 9pm
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Celebrate New Year's Eve with one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at intermission.

Though best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished songwriting, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi-Grammy Award nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes - people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own 'authentic' sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the U.S. and elsewhere. While a good number of cuts – “Cut The Cake” and “Let's Go Round Again” - became hit singles, many other album tracks, such as “Schoolboy Crush” and “Stop The Rain” became much sampled grooves. Many more tunes, such as “Cloudy,” and “A Love Of Your Own” - amongst many others - stand alongside some of the finest soul album tracks ever recorded.

The Madeleine Peyroux Trio
Thursday, January 8, 2015 @ 7:30pm
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Multi-million album seller Madeleine Peyroux has been dubbed “the 21st century Billie Holiday,” and has worked with some of the greats in the music industry, including Joni Mitchell’s producer Larry Klein and Steely Dan’s Walter Becker. Peyroux currently has five albums to her name including Careless Love, Half the Perfect World, and her latest, The Blue Room, which climbed to number one on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon.com jazz charts in the spring of 2013.

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career. Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers, and created music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. He would go on to establish himself as a successful songwriter, guitarist and solo artist. Mason has penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, and Mama Cass Elliot.

The Psychedelic Furs
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 8 pm
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If you were to dissect today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of the genre pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, The Furs scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD.

Born out of the post-punk U.K. rock scene, The Psychedelic Furs quickly became one of the premiere bands on U.S. College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 hit singles. With the advent of MTV in the early 80’s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around The Furs’ song “Pretty In Pink,” the band’s legacy was cemented. After a brief hiatus in the 90’s, and a side project called “Love Spit Love," the band regrouped at the dawn of the new millennium. The Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).

Bill Frisell’s GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!
Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Always on the lookout for opportunities to "dig around for where I'm coming from," Bill Frisell presents an homage to the instrumental popular music made "right at the birth of the Fender Telecaster guitar" that, he recalls, "got me super fired up" about his instrument of choice.

Frisell is joined by fellow guitar master Greg Leisz on electric and pedal steel guitars, and his trio partners Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums. Together they will be exploring music of the electric guitar in the space age inspired by artists such as Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, Charlie Christian, Merle Travis, Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Astronauts, The Wrecking Crew, The Beach Boys and more. As on all Frisell projects, the proceedings will be, he understates, "rich with possibility.

Ivy + Bean, The Musical
Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 2 pm
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Ivy + Bean, The Musical is the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different second graders and is based on the New York Times best-selling children's books series by author Annie Barrows and Illustrator Sophie Blackhall.

The moment they lay eyes on one another, Bean and Ivy knew they would never be friends. The two girls could not be more different. Bean is loud, wild, and goofy while Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister and needs a place to hide, Ivy comes to her rescue. When the two girls become a team, there’s mischief and laughter at every turn - along with lessons about the challenges and joys of family, friendship, and love.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Thursday, February 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Now celebrating over fifty years of joyous and uplifting music, the late Nelson Mandela once named Ladysmith Black Mambazo the “South African Cultural Ambassadors to the World.” Within their performances are the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. In those fifty plus years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual message that has touched a worldwide audien.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people, organizations, and countries. In the mid-1980s, Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated the group’s rich tenor/alto/bass harmonies into his famous Graceland album – a landmark recording that was considered seminal in introducing world music to mainstream audiences. A year later, Paul Simon produced Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s first worldwide release, Shaka Zulu, which won the group a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Recording in 1988. Since then, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been garnered a total of fifteen Grammy Award nominations along with three more Grammy Awards for Raise Your Spirit Higher (2004), Ilembe (2009), and Singing For Peace Around The World (2013).

Regina Belle
Friday, February 6, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Four time Grammy Award and Academy Award-winning New Jersey native Regina Belle achieved worldwide acclaim for her duet with Peabo Bryson on “A Whole New World," for Disney's 1992 animated feature Aladdin.

Other hits by Regina Belle include such stellar offerings as “Make It Like It Was,” “If I Could,” and “Dream In Color.” Regina emerged as a prolific, consistently engaging vocalist when New York City disc jockey Vaughn Harper introduced her to R&B vocal group The Manhattans, and she began working as their opening act. Regina Belle recorded a duet with The Manhattans, "Where Did We Go Wrong," that was produced by Bobby Womack in 1986. She earned a solo Columbia contract in 1987, and the single "Please Be Mine" earned both praise and a number two R&B hit.

Spyro Gyra
Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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This legendary jazz fusion band has released over thirty albums, selling more than ten million copies throughout its storied history. Spyro Gyra works musical magic creating their own instrumental hybrid, incorporating elements of R&B, Latin, Brazilian and more into an infectious sound that takes you on a creative journey like no other!

Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela: 20 Years of Freedom
Friday, February 20, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned music icons come together to honor and celebrate twenty years since the end of Apartheid in their nation.

Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene and continues to tour the world as a performer, composer, producer, and activist. This iconic artist is best known for his Grammy Award-nominated hit single, “Grazing in the Grass” which sold over 4 million copies in 1968 and made Hugh Masekela an international star. He later played an integral role in Paul Simon’s tour behind the classic album Graceland.

Vusi Mahlasela, is simply known as “The Voice” in his home-country, South Africa, celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics. His songs of hope connect Apartheid-scarred South Africa with its promise for a better future.

Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 2 pm
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The brilliant Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it’s lighting up stages all around the country and instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do The Circulations.”

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher worried about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved songs as “Just A Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” and “Conjunction Junction.”

John Pizzarelli Quartet
Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 8 pm
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John Pizzarelli, world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, was called “Hip with a wink” by Town & Country Magazine, “madly creative” by The Los Angeles Times and “the genial genius of the guitar” by The Toronto Star. After his recent smash success with the Boston Pops, Pizzarelli was hailed by The Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.”

The Seattle Times called Pizzarelli “a tour de force” and “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Before a recent show in the northwest, the paper quipped “John Pizzarelli is so impossibly cool, he shouldn’t be legally allowed to enter Oregon.”

Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Lennon & McCartney as touchstones, John Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing.

An Evening With Leo Kottke
Sunday, February 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Leo Kottke is the legendary, Grammy Award-nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over the span of a 30-year career. He blends folk, jazz, and blues influences into a signature finger-picked style of syncopated, polyphonic music. Leo has collaborated on two albums with Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Clone, and Sixty Six Steps. He was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

Arrival From Sweden "The Music of ABBA
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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ABBA are Sweden's biggest music export ever, with 370 millions record sold worldwide. The musical and movie "Mamma Mia" is a world hit sensation. Arrival From Sweden is one of the world's most popular and best selling ABBA tribute show bands and since the start in 1995, the band has toured over 50 nations. 30 Sold Out tours in North America since 2005. This production is the closest you ever will get to see ABBA! Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has received an unreleased ABBA song directly from ABBA, the song will be released worldwide in 2014, and the only group who has the exclusive right to copy ABBA's original outfits. Arrival From Sweden is the only group who has the exclusive permission and trademark ABBA in their production name ABBASOLUTELY - permitted by Universal.

Gaelic Storm
Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic poultry pounding sound. They step back into the ring with Chicken Boxer, their ninth album and fifth independent release on their own label Lost Again Records. Following two consecutive #1 albums on the Billboard World Music Chart, Chicken Boxer showcases the incomparable songwriting and accomplished musicianship of a band that has made their mark bringing fans to their feet two hundred days per year. The group’s ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. In recent years, they’ve performed on the same bill with acts ranging from the Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls to Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett, at events as varied as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest.

Tom Paxton & Janis Ian - “Together at Last”
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Two of America’s greatest songwriters share the stage for an evening of stories and songs. Each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. Paxton emerged in the days of hootenannies and wrote his share of what were then called protest songs. But he also wrote songs about love, humour and for kids. Many became oft-covered standards, including ‘Bottle of Wine’, ‘Ramblin’ Boy’ and ‘The Last Thing on My Mind’. At 15, Ian had a major pop hit with the then-provocative ‘Society’s Child’, a taboo-busting meditation about an interracial romance. She re-emerged a decade later in the mid-‘70s with her biggest hit the reflective ‘At Seventeen’, which won a Grammy Award. She remains an unflinching topical commentator.

Jerry Douglas Presents the Earls of Leicester
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Led by thirteen-time Grammy Award-winner and three-time Country Music ‘Musician of the Year’ Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester features some of Nashville's most talented musicians, including hit songwriter Shawn Camp on guitar and lead vocals, bassist Barry Bales (Douglas's cohort in Alison Krauss & Union Station), fiddler Johnny Warren (son of Paul Warren, legendary fiddle player in Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys), mandolinist Frank Solivan, and acclaimed banjo player Charlie Cushman.

The Earls of Leicester is a tribute to the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, Foggy Mountain Boys, whose seminal work in the ’50s and ’60s created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and popularized the music with an unprecedented mass audience. The “original” Earls were Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, dobro player Josh Graves, fiddler Paul Warren, tenor singer and mandolinist Curly Seckler, and bassist Jake Tullock.

Keb' Mo' Band
Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Three-time Grammy Award-winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ tours in support of his new album BLUESAmericana, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #2 on the Billboard Folk Chart.

Keb's music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America - informing all of its musical roots - before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Over the past two decades he has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. He’s collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.

Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky "The Pine Hill Project"
with Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 8 pm
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An amazing co-bill featuring two of today’s most popular touring singer-songwriters. Richard and Lucy performed together in the acclaimed folk “supergroup” Cry, Cry, Cry. Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Currently on tour in support of her new album Reunion, Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (The New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song she sings sound fresh.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 2 pm
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This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Join our modern-day hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous character Jack from the book he is reading.

Watch as our young hero spins the tale of trading the family cow for three magic beans and witness the giant beanstalk grow before your very eyes. Let your imagination soar as Jack climbs through the clouds to meet an ill-tempered giant, find fabulous treasures, and experience more adventures than you can shake a stalk at!

Leon Russell
Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Leon Russell is a Rock N’Roll Hall of Famer who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Leon led the famous Joe Cocker's ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Leon has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John. His songwriting credits include 'A Song For You', ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade’. Leon and Sir Elton John recorded a duet album produced by TBone Burnett, The Union, which was released October 19, 2010. The single, "If It Wasn't For Bad" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Forbidden Broadway
Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 8 pm
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Just when Broadway thought it was safe! The fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway that has picked up 9 Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award, is back at last with a blast. Featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast! Whether you’re a seasoned theatre-goer or new to Broadway, Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs.

Alice in Wonderland & Post-Performance Tea Party
Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 2 pm
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A dream…. a story…. an adventure! The zany, fantastical tale of Alice in Wonderland is brought to life onstage by the Pushcart Players for audiences to savor and enjoy. Filled with Lewis Carroll’s brilliant nonsense, madcap characters, and whimsical music and design, this production offers a precious theatrical experience that young viewers will long remember!

The Jungle Book
Sunday, May 3, 2015 @ 2 pm
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Join young Mowgli as he learns the “laws of the jungle” in this time-honored adventure story. With the help of friends like Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Cheer on Mowgli as he faces his fear and foils his nemesis Shere Khan, the tiger. This musical version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale will delight both the young, and the young at heart.

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd Acoustic
Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 8 pm
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The Machine, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theatres, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. The Machine has also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo's Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages. The New York-based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems), The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest.

Bruce Cockburn
Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
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Celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn comes to South Orange in support of his memoir Rumours of Glory (Harper Collins) and an 8 CD & 1 DVD companion set also titled Rumours of Glory. Bruce’s songs, along with his humanitarian work, have brought him a long list of honors, including 13 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and several international awards. In 1982, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 2002. Last year, the Luminato Festival honored Cockburn’s extensive songbook with a tribute concert featuring such varied guests as jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti, folk-rapper Buck 65, country rockers Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, country-folk singers Sylvia Tyson and Amelia Curran, pop artists the Barenaked Ladies and Hawksley Workman, and folk-pop trio The Wailin’ Jennys.

 

NAKED SOUL
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

150 W 17th St, NYC 10011
212.620.5000 ext 344 www.rmanyc.org
Naked Soul is an all acoustic and unplugged (Naked) music series held at the Rubin Museum of Art (www.rmanyc.org). The Rubin is the only museum in North America whose entire collection is dedicated to artwork of the Himalayas (Soul). The series is held in the Rubin's intimate 137 seat cherry wood lined theater. When the artists arrive they are given a tour of the museum. Artists are encouraged to make connections between the art and their songs - slides of any piece of art that the artists choose are projected behind the artist during the performance. After the show, the audience is given a free tour of the museum. Tickets are available by calling the museum M-F 11am-5pm at 212-620-5000 ext 344.

Dana Fuchs
Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 7pm
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A rare phenomenon whose unique voice and stage presence alludes to those of Janis Joplin, Etta James and Otis Redding, Dana Fuchs is back on the Rubin’s stage after multiple on stage appearances. Arriving in NYC at the age of 19, Fuchs worked the blues circuit for a couple of years until deciding it was time to tell her story through her own music. She began compiling a solid body of original rock songs. “My personal ‘blues’ had a different story and I needed to tell it…and express my rock and roll side more.” Part of her self-exploration included playing the title role of Janis Joplin in the Off-Broadway musical hit Love, Janis, and "Sadie" in Julie Taymor's critically acclaimed film Across The Universe. Perhaps Stereophile Magazine said it best: "imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin, backed by a higher energy version of the late 60's Rolling Stones...Rock n' Roll doesn’t get any better." Dana tours in support of her new album, Bliss Avenue, her most honest and unflinching studio album.

Nicole Atkins
Friday, December 26, 2014 @ 7pm
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With her throaty vibrato and lushly orchestrated pop songs, Nicole Atkins brings to mind a blend of Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, and Jenny Lewis. The New Jersey singer-songwriter’s music is at times vaudevillian, at others psychedelic, a little bit country, a dash from early musicals, all under a cloud of pop-noir, often all coming in the very same song. She tours in support of her new album Slow Phaser, a tour de force of hi-def late-night pop. Slow Phaser marks her most ingenious and indelibly modern collection to date. Produced by Tore Johannson - with whom she partnered on her now classic 2007 debut, Neptune City - the album is a milestone for the acclaimed singer/songwriter, her restless creativity fully realized via the addition of some surprising colors to her already diverse paintox.

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Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite
Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 6:30pm
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Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they take to the stage their most magical performance yet! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed - Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite - the beloved bunny siblings star in Koba Entertainment’s brand new musical production Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. It’s Christmas Eve, and Ruby is busy trimming the tree, while Max is chasing the delicious scent of Grandma’s freshly baked gingerbread cookies! A knock at the door reveals a huge parcel from their Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. As the package is unwrapped, Ruby realizes that each new toy is from the story of the Nutcracker Ballet, including a Nutcracker doll! As grandma reads the story of the Nutcracker, their imaginations whisk them away to a magical land where they become characters in the beloved ballet.

Cherish The Ladies - A Celtic Christmas
Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 8pm
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Max signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies and spectacular step-dancing. A wonderful Christmas program complete with full band and traditional Irish step dancers. "The five women who form the Celtic band delivered a thoroughly engaging performance brimming with spirit, wit and soul." - The Washington Post

Tower of Power - "A Pre New Years Eve Party"
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 @ 8pm
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For close to five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm & Blues and funk music. Their first record, East Bay Grease, helped to define the East Bay sound, and did well enough to warrant a recording contract with Warner Brothers. Bump City, their 1972 debut for the label, was a hit on both the Billboard 200 and the chart’s R&B Albums chart, and netted them the hits “You’re Still A Young Man” and “Down To The Nightclub.” The decade of the 1970s were a boom period for the group, who hit with radio classics like “So Very Hard To Go” and “What Is Hip?” and the band has continued to tour and record over the years with their latest project Hipper Than Hip being a live flash back to their 1974 tour. In 2014, TOP has been on the road - a lot – touring the country as opening act for Journey and the Steve Miller Band. Over the years, the Tower of Power Horns have recorded with hundreds of artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with Tower’s musical DNA.

The Madeleine Peyroux Trio
Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 8pm
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The Music Hall is excited to welcome back the acclaimed jazz vocalist and genre-blending singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. The Multi-million album seller has been dubbed “the 21st century Billie Holiday,” and has worked with some of the greats in the music industry, including Joni Mitchell’s producer Larry Klein and Steely Dan’s Walter Becker. Peyroux currently has five albums to her name including Careless Love, Half the Perfect World, and her latest, The Blue Room, which climbed to number one on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon.com jazz charts in the spring of 2013.

The Psychedelic Furs
Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 8pm
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If you were to dissect the today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles. With the advent of MTV in the early 80’s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song “Pretty In Pink”, the band’s legacy was cemented. After a brief hiatus in the 90’s, and a side project called “Love Spit Love", the band regrouped at the dawn of the new millennium. The Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).

Michael Franti: Acoustic One Heart One Soul Tour
Monday, February 9, 2015 @ 7:30pm
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Musician, humanitarian, and children's book author, Michael Franti, is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. With the multi-platinum success of his song "Say Hey (I Love You)" and the chart breaking 2010 release of "The Sound Of Sunshine", Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as a fun dance party! "Music is sunshine,” says Franti, one of the most positive and conscious artists in music today. “Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.” Franti has a brand new single, "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)" hitting radio now leading into his brand new album this summer.

Rosanne Cash
Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 8pm
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Rosanne Cash tours in with her full band in support of her critically acclaimed album, The River and the Thread, a collection of new original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors. For over three decades Rosanne has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, with a remarkable body of work noted for its emotional acuity, rich and resonant imagery, and unsparing honesty. The eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, Rosanne’s musical and family legacy is rooted in the very beginnings of American country music with its deep cultural and historical connections to the south. Her own thoughtful, genre-blurring approach, which encompasses country, rock, roots and pop influences, has garnered her a Grammy, twelve Grammy nominations and eleven No. 1 singles.

Leon Russell
Sunday, February 15, 2015 @ 7pm
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Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell returns to the Music Hall! He's has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Leon led the famous Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Russell has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John. His songwriting credits include "A Song For You," "Delta Lady," "Hummingbird," "Lady Blue," "Back To The Island," "Tight Rope," and "This Masquerade." Russell and Sir Elton John recorded a duet album produced by TBone Burnett, The Union, which was released in October of 2010. The single, "If It Wasn't For Bad," was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

The Musical Box performs Genesis' "Selling England By The Pound"
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 8pm
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The Musical Box recreates Genesis’ legendary album Selling England by the Pound. It is the only band officially licensed by Genesis and Peter Gabriel. The reconstruction of this ambitious project was based on hundreds of photos and slides of the original concerts, videos, amateur films, articles from papers and magazines, as well as information offered by numerous people who either worked on or attended the Genesis shows. All these sources allowed for the costumes, make-up, accessories, sets, lighting design, special effects, choreography and musical presentation to be meticulously duplicated. They make extensive use of the same instruments and sound equipment used by Genesis during the 70’s, exact replicas of special stage props including Peter Gabriel’s costumes, and copies of the original slides shown during Genesis concerts.

Keb' Mo' Band
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 8pm
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Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb' Mo' tours in support of his new album ‘BLUESAmericana’, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart and #2 on the Billboard Folk Chart. Keb's music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America - informing all of its musical roots - before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Over the past two decades he has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. He’s collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.

British Invasion - 50th Anniversary Tour
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 8pm
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The iconic singers of the legendary 1960’s music revolution featuring Peter Asher (of Peter & Gordon), Denny Laine (of The Moody Blues & Wings), Chad & Jeremy, Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender’s Searchers & Terry Sylvester (of The Hollies). This tour commemorates the Beatles’ momentous arrival on these shores. They called it THE BRITISH INVASION and in the wake of massive mop top pop hysteria, all of the participants in this incredible concert experience dominated the music world and scored more than forty worldwide Top 40 hits. Their sound and look changed popular culture forever and now they are back to celebrate and honor some of the greatest songs of the twentieth century. The artists are ably supported by a four-piece backing band faithfully recreating the classic sound of the vintage recordings and a full multi- media video package highlighted by rarely seen footage and incredible archival ephemera. The experience is completed by unique clips pre-show and during intermission of other fab combos of the era, making this a fully themed evening of entertainment.

Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester
Sunday, March 1, 2015 @ 8pm
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Led by thirteen-time Grammy Award-winner and three-time Country Music ‘Musician of the Year’ Jerry Douglas,The Earls of Leicester features some of Nashville's most talented musicians, including hit songwriter Shawn Camps on guitar and lead vocals, bassist Barry Bales (Douglas's cohort in Alison Krauss & Union Station), fiddler Johnny Warren (son of Paul Warren, legendary fiddle player in Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys), acclaimed banjo player Charlie Cushman & Frank Solivan on mandolin. The Earls of Leicester is a tribute to the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, Foggy Mountain Boys, whose seminal work in the ’50s and ’60s created the template for what we know as contemporary bluegrass, and popularized the music with an unprecedented mass audience. The “original” Earls were Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, dobro player Josh Graves, fiddler Paul Warren, tenor singer and mandolinist Curly Seckler, and bassist Jake Tullock.

Mike + The Mechanics
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 8pm
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Mike + The Mechanics are hitting the road to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Living Years.” The revelry will spill into 2015—which also happens to be the band’s 30-year anniversary. This will mark the first North American trek the band has made since their tour supporting the initial release of Living Years in 1989. LIVING YEARS DELUXE EDITION will also make its U.S. debut on February 10 when Rhino releases an expanded version of the group’s biggest album. Formed in 1985 by Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford, Mike + The Mechanics has recorded seven studio albums and enjoyed a series of hit songs with “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground),” “All I Need Is A Miracle,” “Word Of Mouth,” and “Over My Shoulder.” However, the #1 smash “The Living Years” from 1989 would become the largest hit of the band’s career. For the upcoming tour, Rutherford will lead the current incarnation of Mike + The Mechanics, which includes vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar, keyboardist Luke Juby, guitarist/bassist Anthony Drennan, and drummer Gary Wallis. For the shows, the band will perform all of its best-known songs, as well as a selection of Genesis favorites like “I Can’t Dance” and “Turn It On Again.”

Tom Paxton & Janis Ian - "Together At Last"
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 8pm
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Two of Americas greatest songwriters share the stage for an evening of stories and songs. Each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. Paxton emerged in the days of hootenannies and wrote his share of what were then called protest songs. But he also wrote songs about love, humour and for kids. Many became oft-covered standards, including ‘Bottle of Wine’, ‘Ramblin’ Boy’ and ‘The Last Thing on My Mind’. At 15, Ian had a major pop hit with the then-provocative ‘Society’s Child’, a taboo-busting meditation about an interracial romance. She re-emerged a decade later in the mid-‘70s with her biggest hit the reflective ‘At Seventeen’, which won a GRAMMY. She remains an unflinching topical commentator.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Friday, March 6, 2015 @ 8pm
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For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. And with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter. With over 8,000 live shows and 15 million albums sold worldwide later, George Thorogood is still making explosive music, still thrilling audiences, and still the baddest-to-the-bone performer in rock.

Spank! The 50 Shades Parody
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 7pm
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The hilarious musical spoof of the Fifty Shades book (and forthcoming movie) returns to the Music Hall. See all the naughty fun of the best selling book come to life; Sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, sexy striptease performances, and lots of surprises! In 2013, audiences and critics alike loved getting SPANK!’d. The show played in over 170 cities, making it the world’s #1 theatrical parody. “A sexy, hysterical, rip-roaring good time…Wildly entertaining” – Toronto Stage - “The audience went wild. SPANK! is a raucously hilarious, perfect girl’s night out!” -BroadwayWorld.com

Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky - "The Pine Hill Project"
Featuring Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 8pm
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An amazing co-bill featuring two of today’s most popular touring singer-songwriters, Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky. They will be joined by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and Grammy Award winning producer Larry Campbell and his wife Teresa Williams, a veteran of such groups as the Levon Helm Band and Phil Lesh and Friends. Richard and Lucy and touring in support of "Tomorrow You're Going," an album of cover songs produced by Larry. Richard and Lucy performed together in the acclaimed folk “supergroup” Cry, Cry, Cry. Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (The New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song she sings sound fresh.

Dead on Live - Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead
Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 8pm
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The Grateful Dead turn 50 in 2015. Dead On Live pays tribute to this milestone by presenting the music of the Dead’s rich and stylistically diverse heritage in full production, both as heard on the classic commercial releases and as performed live in some of their most famous shows throughout the years. You’ll hear Phil’s rootless syncopation’s, the rhythmic juggernaut of Kreutzmann and Hart, the heart and soul of Pigpen, Bob and Keith’s comping, and the touch and tone of Jerry Garcia. Dead favorites from the early psychedelic 60’s of Anthem of the Sun, songwriting gems of Workingman’s/Beauty, the iconic “live” era recordings of Europe 72 to the odd metered lush productions of Mars Hotel, Blues for Allah and Terrapin. Based on their unique approach of recreating, literally note for note, all instruments as well as the lush and complex vocal harmonies as heard on classic recordings of the 60’s, 70’s and beyond, Dead On Live, led by touring and recording veteran Marc Muller (Shania Twain, Bruce Springsteen, Disney) have quickly become recognized nationally as one of the top acts to pay tribute to the music of the American treasure known as the Grateful Dead.

The Robert Cray Band
Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 8pm
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With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986. Since then, Cray has gone on to record sixteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011 at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. He released his 17th studio album, IN MY SOUL on April 1, 2014.

Bruce Cockburn
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 8pm
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The celebrated Canadian singer/songwriter returns to the Music Hall, touring in support of his memoir “Rumours of Glory” (November 4, 2014, Harper Collins) and an 8 CD & 1 DVD companion set coming out October 28, 2014, also titled “Rumours of Glory”. Bruce Cockburn's songs, along with his humanitarian work, have brought him a long list of honours, including 13 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and several international awards. In 1982, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 2002. Last year, the Luminato festival honoured Cockburn’s extensive songbook with a tribute concert featuring such varied guests as jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti, folk-rapper Buck 65, country rockers Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, country-folk singers Sylvia Tyson and Amelia Curran, pop artists the Barenaked Ladies and Hawksley Workman, and folk-pop trio The Wailin’ Jennys.

Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass
Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 8pm
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Ira Glass is the host and creator of the popular public radio program and podcast This American Life. The show premiered on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ in 1995 and is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by over 1.7 million listeners. Ira talks about his program and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn't usually do. As part of this, Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. And he plays funny and memorable moments from the show, and talks about what was behind their creation.

SUGAR LOAF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1351 Kings Hwy
Sugar Loaf, New York 10981
845.610.5900 www.sugarloafpac.org

Leon Russell
Saturday, February 14, 2015 @ 8pm
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Celebrate with your sweetheart at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center this Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015, with Leon Russell, “The Master of Space and Time”, in our beautiful theater.

Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.

 

ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
196 Allen Street, NYC 10002
212.417.4155 Rockwoodmusichall.com

John Platt from 90.7FM WFUV Radio hosts "On Your Radar"
at the Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3

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John Platt from 90.7FM WFUV Radio hosts "On Your Radar" at the Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3. Upcoming shows include: The Hello Singers, Zak Smith and Kristin Andreassen (12/9); Butchers Blind, Katie Pearlman and Robert Bruey (1/13); Ben Fields, Cliff Erberhardt and Louise Mosrie (2/10). Tickets and info at Rockwoodmusichall.com.

 

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
71 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
570.826.1100 www.kirbycenter.org

ZZ Top
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 7pm
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With 44 years of recording and touring already under their belts (and beards), ZZ Top is ready to bring its hard-rocking blues bonanza to Wilkes-Barre!

Formed in Houston, Texas in 1969, ZZ Top quickly became one of the world’s largest touring and recording acts of the 1970s. Without compromising their sound (or their look), the band later became darlings of MTV in the 1980s and are as popular today as they were five decades ago!

Known for the beards as much as the music, ZZ Top has sold tens of millions of records across the globe! Their unique hybrid of dirty blues and hard rock, incorporating new sounds and technology, earned them induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

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