Daily Archives: May 27, 2014

  • SummerStage: Club Classics LIVE!

    On the day before New York’s famous Pride Festival, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! assembles powerhouse performers to recreate the magic of legendary NYC dance clubs like Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage. Expect to dance your behind off to live renditions of songs associated with iconic DJs like Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles, and iconic record labels like West End, Salsoul and Casablanca.

  • SummerStage: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Series in Central Park

    Everyone’s an opera fan during the Met’s outdoor summer series of favorite arias and duets performed by rising opera stars.

  • SummerStage: Freedom Party NYC: Herbert Holler/ DJ Cosi/ Marc Smooth

    The Freedom Party is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history. Winner of Papermag’s highly coveted award for “Best Party (People’s Choice)” and runner up in URBMag’s “Best Party” (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth to provide a place for people from all walks of life to dance and be free

  • SummerStage: Buika/Marques Toliver in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival

    Since her introduction to the American marketplace in 2007 with her album Mi Niña Lola (My Little Girl Lola), Buika has experienced a meteoric rise, earning lavish praise from The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as NPR which quickly included her in their “50 Great Voices” radio gallery. Her next release, Niña de Fuego (Fire Child) paved the way for relocation to Miami in 2011.

  • SummerStage: Fête de la Musique and Émilie Simon

    Matthieu Chedid is the son of French singer Louis Chedid, and the grandson of the Egyptian-born French writer and poetess Andrée Chedid. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Chedid performs and records under the stage name -M-. Created as a means of overcoming his shyness on stage, the pseudonym comes from Chedid’s first initial but also refers to the similar sounding French word meaning love.

  • SummerStage: WFUV Presents John Butler Trio/ Allen Stone

    The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide.

  • SummerStage: Black Coffee Live/ DJ Spoko

    Nathi “Black Coffee” Maphumulo was born in Durban, South Africa and studied Jazz music at the Natal Tech. In 2003, Black Coffee was chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy catapulting him into the South African DJ scene. For the past decade, he’s been proving his talent both as a DJ and producer, with hits like “Even Though,” “Garden of Eden,””Juju,” “Crazy” and of course, his international smash hit “Superman.”

  • SummerStage: Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound/ La Mecánica Popular/ Little Louie Vega

    Roberto Roena is a salsa music percussionist, orchestra leader, and dancer. Roena was one of the original members of El Gran Combo, and he later became the leader of his own band, “Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound,” arguably one of the best Latin salsa bands in Puerto Rico. Roena has also been a long-time member of the Fania All Stars, the showcase group for the Fania Records label, which has enjoyed worldwide success since the 1970s.