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River To River: blessing the boats: the remix

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 8:00 pm

Sekou Sundiata’s solo work—a testament to grace and love, a perusal of the inevitable life changes from the serious “invasions” of the physical body—is remixed as ritual encompassing language, music and visual projections of healing and hope. Directed by Rhodessa Jones, featuring three acclaimed poet-performers Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux ...

Midsummer Night Swing: Jump Blues / Boogie-Woogie Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s

Damrosch Park

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 6:30 pm

Taking their inspiration from the great jump-’n’-boogie outfits of the late ’40s and early ’50s, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock ’n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the pumpin’, poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, and Amos ...

Celebrate Brooklyn! Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Prospect Park Bandshell

brooklyn Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 8:00 pm

The world’s premier all-male classical ballet company dances in drag!

A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky

New York Philharmonic

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 7:30 pm

The New York Philharmonic brings Stravinsky’s ballet scores to life, and Giants Are Small whimsically blends music with ballet, puppetry, video projection, circus, theater, and more to conjure a fantastical dream world where a passionate ballerina gets caught up in a blizzard, dodges jugglers, and spars with puppets.

ANT Fest: Golden Baby: Good Point!

Ars Nova

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 7:00 pm

Since training at Second City as pimply teenagers, this sketch/devised theater group has grown into a wonderfully dysfunctional family. Now that they’re all in New York, they’ve created a new sketch comedy-meets-short form play, self-described as polished, smart and weird. The kind of stuff that makes the fam laugh at ...

River To River: James Maddock

One New York Plaza

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 12:30 pm

British-born James Maddock gained notoriety and accolades for his work with the band Wood and as a solo musician. His Americana sound won him praise at the 2010/11 NY Music Awards and WFUV’s 2011 Listener’s Poll.

River To River: 21st annual Poets House Showcase

Poets House

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 6:00 pm

This free exhibit features all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university and independent presses.

SummerStage: Sammy Garcia Y Sabor De Puerto Rico

St. Mary's Park

bronx Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 7:00 pm

Master Latin percussionist Sammy Garcia is counted as one of the very best amongst such legendary performers as Conjunto Clásico, Willie Colón, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Puerto Rican Power, just to name a few. His artistic path has been split between being a musician and a director and has ...

The Soundtrack Series

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 8:00 pm

Stories about songs--the soundtrack to our lives. Dana Rossi hosts this monthly dose of music inspired nostalgia where guest writers and performers tell the hilarious or heart wrenching stories they forever tie to certain songs.

Dance Spirit

Space on White

Manhattan Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 8:00 pm

"What does dance mean to you?" -- a benefit performance for NYC Dance Art's Dance Scholarship Program.

Midsummer Night Swing: Salsa Dura Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Damrosch Park

Manhattan Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 6:30 pm

Salsa dura—the hard-hitting, horn-rich sound of Latin New York in the ’70s. Led by founder Oscar Hernandez, who leaped into the scene as a hot-shot arranger for the likes of Rubén Blades and Tito Puente, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra will fire up it’s irresistible salsa, with an all-star ...

Celebrate Brooklyn! Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Aurelio Martinez

Prospect Park Bandshell

brooklyn Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 7:30 pm

The legendary South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the the living embodiment of Zulu song, and a mobile academy of South African culture. Aurelio Martinez is the standard bearer of Central America's Garifuna music and the first black member of Honduras’ National Congress.