Archive | June, 2011

It’s a SHOPPING EXPERIENCE!

21 Jun

This week marks the beginning of the shopping experience, VIP style. Oo.com in partnership with  Refinery 29, is offering a shopping experience right here in New York. There is an opportunity to tap into your purchasing power in 20 different stores in New York. There will be a mix of music, food, and retail names like Calypso, Theory and Rebecca Taylor. Check it out by clicking on the photo below, registering on Oo.com and inviting your friends!

 

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Barbee ft. Trina – Come See About Me

21 Jun

This is another typical music video: beautiful women, no substance. There are beautiful women everywhere, in half-naked attire, washing cars. How productive would that car wash be? Another fantasy bites the dust. I can get into the track somewhat, but the concept is too cliché. Trina and her sexy siren maintenance crew do look beautiful though!

COUNTDOWN TO CONCLAVE – DAY 3

21 Jun

We are at the 3 day mark of the centennial conclave countdown. 3 is such a great number! 

FACT:  Kappa Alpha Psi has more than 650 alumni and collegiate chapters in the United States and across the world. In July of 2005, Kappa Alpha Psi partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, demonstrating its commitment to serving the community.

Percy Sutton (third from left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percy Sutton was a well-known African American political and business leader. He was a Freedom rider, civil rights activist and attorney. Sutton was also the legal representative for Malcolm X. A man of achievement, Sutton held the Manhattan borough president from 1966 to 1977, the longest tenure in that office. Sutton was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, apart of the New York Alumni chapter.

COUNTDOWN TO CONCLAVE – DAY 2

19 Jun

Fact: Kappa Alpha Psi partners with a great deal of well-known corporate entities. Take a look at the list below:

CORPORATE PARTNERS:

Bank of America – Provider of corporate and individual credit cards.

American Airlines – Official airline for Centennial Celebration

Continental Airlines – Official airline for 2013 conclave –  Houston, TX

Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Official rental car agency

Herff-Jones – Official Jeweler

Willis North America – Official Insurer

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

Greek Diversity Job Board (PSI)

1-800-FLOWERS

Nationwide Insurance

New York Life

CONVENTIONS and CONFERENCES GENERAL SPONSORS:

Anheuser-Busch

General Electric

Coca-Cola

Edward Jones

Verizon Wireless

Corporate Express/Staples

AARP

Walt Disney World Services

Moet/Hennessey

FUSE

Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sprite

Frito-Lays

State Farm Insurance Co.

GENERAL PARTNERSHIPS:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Sunday of Hope)

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America (One Million Mentors)

American Cancer Society

National Education Association

National Urban League (I AM EMPOWERED)

NAACP

Kasim Reed

Mohammed Kasim Reed is a part of the Democratic Party and the 59th Mayor of Atlanta. He previously represented the 35th District of the Georgia State Senate. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002.

Brother Reed joins a long list of Kappa men, who have led major cities. The most memorable, Past Grand Polemarch Thomas L. Bradley (Los Angeles), Carl B. Stokes (Cleveland), Michael R. White (Cleveland), Wellington E. Webb (Denver), W. Wilson Goode, Sr. and John F. Street (Philadelphia) and most recently Adrian M. Fenty (Washington, DC) and Michael B. Coleman (Columbus, OH). The Grand Polemarch said, “The legacy of Kappas taking on mayoral responsibilities is an impressive one. It should be noted that on the eve of the Fraternity’s Founding one more Kappa man heard the call to service and answered it enthusiastically.”

In 1999,  the Atlanta (GA) Alumni Chapter initiated Brother Kasim Reed. He is a graduate of Howard University. Kappa Alpha Psi has had a long-standing relationship with Atlanta city, which has served as a host to Kappa Alpha Psi’s Undergraduate Leadership Institute and Grand Chapter Meeting.

COUNTDOWN TO CONCLAVE – Day One

18 Jun

In about 14 days, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will be celebrating its 100 year mark in Indianapolis, IN. As a member of the fraternity, I have decided to countdown to this grand event and thought to myself, “What a better way to begin this countdown, than explain what the event actually is?”

Conclave (n) – a confidential or secret meeting. 

Centennial (n) – 100 years

Kappa Alpha Psi’s Centennial Conclave will be held from July 2nd – 9th in Indianapolis, IN. The events surrounding this occasion are a good balance of business and pleasure. 

Everyday until conclave, I will post some valuable information about our fraternity along with a highlight of one renowned member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

FACT: Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on January 5, 1911 on the campus Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. 

MEMBER HIGHLIGHT: Elbert Frank Cox

Elbert Cox was an American mathematician. He became the first black person in the world to receive a PhD in mathematics. 

In 1913, Elbert graduated from Clark High School and enrolled at Indiana University.  While at Indiana University, he joined Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and after graduating, he returned home to teach at Alves Street School in Henderson. 

In 1925 he earned a PhD in mathematics from Cornell University and became the head of the Math and Physics Departments at West Virginia State University. While visiting his brother Avalon’s church, Bethel AME in Princeton, he met and later married Beulah Kaufman. In 1929, Cox joined the faculty at Howard University.  He retired in 1965 and passed on in 1969.

Father’s Day Edition: Brunch is Back, Soulful Sundays Style

18 Jun

Have you been looking for a venue to treat your father on his special day?

Are you from the Tri-State Area?

I have the perfect recommendation.

Ms. Phia’s Sunday Brunch returns with a new menu and site (in none other than Brooklyn, NY). This Father’s Day, treat your Father to some good Soul Food. The new installment will continue throughout the summer. Click on the photo below to RSVP on Facebook and I hope to see you there!

Ms.Phia Presents Soul – Full Sundays Discussion Brunch

Sugarland Outdoor Garden & Cafe
609 Dekalb Ave
noon-until

Brunch specials include:
Chicken & Waffles $10.95
Fish & Grits $9.95
Crabcakes w/Eggs & Grits or Homefries $10.95
Waffles w/ Sausage or Bacon $9.95
Pancakes w/ Sausage or Bacon $9.95$25 Pre-Fix Unlimited Mimosas or Bellinis + 1 of the above
$20 Unlimited Mimosas & Bellinis
$18 Pitchers: Mojitos or Rum PunchCome have Fathers day brunch to the sounds of a live band….tables guaranteed to sellout for this extraordinary day..

Then at 4pm we switch gears to a live dj for our outdoor dinner party…
Music and Hosting by Silky Valente & Soundproof

Dinner menu includes: 
Oxtail, Steak, Shrimp, Burgers, Lobster tail and too much to name….
Celebrating a b-day or occasion? or just want to be VIP? 
We have 3 large cabanas equipped with private TVs for parties up to 8 to dine,dance or just relax in your own private section..
Our Miami styled frozen drinks are sure to be a crowd favorite…
Bottle prices are also great on wine, champagne, cognac and vodka.

Soulful Sundays

SUMMER IN NEW YORK 2011 = FREE CONCERTS!

17 Jun

It’s that time again! Summer in New York is basically here. I want to share these events with you all, as I have attended free concerts in my hometown for years. In years past I have been able to see amazing artists like The Clark Sisters, Doug E. Fresh, Salt n Pepa, Miguel, George Clinton, Sean Paul and the list goes on and on. For most of these events, I recommend an early arrival. Bring a lawn chair and lots of water if you can. Refer to the individual websites to decide what can and cannot be brought. Check it out below!

P.S. Martin Luther King Jr Free Concert Series — Wingate Field, Brooklyn: The city will announce the 2011 Wingate Park series line up at the end of June. This is one of my favorite series! 

2011 Central Park SummerStage Schedule: June 2011

 

Friday, June 17, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
“ISTANBULIVE III: Sounds of Civilizations” Zulfu Livaneli / maNga and special guests 
Istanbulive will celebrate its third year at SummerStage with the extraordinary virtuosity and diversity found in Turkish pop, folk and rock music today. 
Free!

Sunday, June 19, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
9th Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil NY: Mart’nalia / Screening : “Elza” 
This annual event honors the best and the brightest of Brazil’s innovative new cinema. 
Free!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
“Fete De La Musique:” Ben L’Oncle Soul / Catherine Ringer / Screening:”Gainsbourg and his Girls” 
Presented in Association with Make Music New York and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy with additional support from The French Bureau Export. 
Free!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | 7:30 p.m. 
Reggie Watts with special guest Natasha Leggero 
Hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene. 
Free!

Friday, June 24, 2011 | 6:30 p.m. 
Florence and the Machine / Twin Shadow / Bubbles 
Proceeds From The Concert Help Make Possible The Free Programs Of Summerstage. 
SOLD OUT!

Saturday, June 25, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Lee Fields & The Expressions / Fitz & The Tantrums / Andreya Triana / Rich Medina 
Get a dose of funk, soul, jazz and house at this afternoon concert. 
Free!

Sunday, June 26, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Hugh Masekela / Freshlyground / Somi 
Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene and is active as a performer, composer, producer and activist. 
Free!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 7:30 p.m. 
“The Moth” hosted by Andy Borowitz with Stories by Pam Grier and other special guests 
Join acclaimed story telling organization, The Moth for a summer night of stories. 
Free!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 8 p.m. 
“Comedy Central Park” starring Jim Gaffigan with special guest John Pinette 
Comedy Central Park is back for its 5th straight year to celebrate an evening of FREE comedy with New Yorkers. 
Free!

Saturday, July 2, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
“Everybody Loves the Sunshine” Roy Ayers and The Jazz Mafia Symphony plus special guests 
Celebrate the 70th birthday of famed jazz, funk and soul pioneer, Roy Ayers with world premieres of commissioned works from The Jazz Mafia, which has re-envisioned Ayers’ classic works. 
Free!

Sunday, July 3, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
RAM / Group Doueh / Baloji / GlobeSonic Sound System 
RAM, a long-running band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti exemplifies Haiti’s love of its uptempo Carnival melodies known as meringues. 
Free!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
Jarabe de Palo, Ely Guerra, Novalima and Mr. Pauer 
Presented in association with (LAMC) Latin Alternative Music Conference. 
Free!

Saturday, July 9, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
ChocQuibTown, Rita Indiana, Ursula 1000 and Que Bajo?! 
Presented in association with (LAMC) Latin Alternative Music Conference. 
Free!

Monday, July 11, 2011 | 8 p.m. 
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series 
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, first presented in 2009, returns this year with six performances all five boroughs. 
Free!

Friday, July 15, 2011 | 8 p.m. 
ARMITAGE GONE! Dance and Special Musical Guest Vijay Iyer with Dance Grand Moultrie 
Join SummerStage for the world premiere of a special commissioned work featuring the innovative Armitage Gone! Dance company and set to an original composition by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Vijay Iyer. 
Free!

Saturday, July 16, 2011 | 8 p.m. 
ARMITAGE GONE! Dance and Special Musical Guest Vijay Iyer with Dance Grand Moultrie 
Join SummerStage for the world premiere of a special commissioned work featuring the innovative Armitage Gone! Dance company and set to an original composition by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Vijay Iyer. 
Free!

Sunday, July 17, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
Pink Martini 
Pink Martini will have you feeling like you’re in the middle of a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro one minute, and in the next moment, a French music hall of the 1930s. 
Free!

Monday, July 18, 2011 | 6 p.m. 
Levon Helm Band and Emmylou Harris with Special Guest Hayes Carll 
An afternoon of family fun with songs that kids and grown-ups will treasure equally. 
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Saturday, July 23, 2011 | 8 p.m. 
KEIGWIN + COMPANY / Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn / special guest: “Dancin’ Downtown at the Joyce” Contest Winner 
Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Larry Keigwin, KEIGWIN + COMPANY creates and shares Keigwin’s electrifying brand of contemporary dance. 
Free!

Sunday, July 24, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Marcelo D2 / Pitty / DJ Nuts 
Join SummerStage as we celebrate the newest generation of musicians making a mark on the Brazilian music scene. 
Free!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
Wanda Jackson / Imelda May 
As a recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her pivotal role in the evolution of popular music, Jackson was the first woman to perform unadulterated rock and roll. 
Free!

Saturday, July 30, 2011 | 8 p.m. 
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with Special Guest: Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner 
SummerStage is pleased to present “The Best of Forces,” four works that highlights the company’s 30th anniversary. 
Free!

Sunday, July 31, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Yemen Blues / Watcha Clan / Shabate / Awesome Tapes from Africa 
Yemen Blues, a supergroup of top musicians founded by Ravid Kahalani and Omer Avital, is an original and fascinating meeting of traditional Yemenite melodies influenced by the world of blues, jazz and funk. 
Free!

Sunday, August 1, 2011 | 6:30 p.m. 
Lykke Li 
Proceeds From The Concert Help Make Possible The Free Programs Of Summerstage. 
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Saturday, August 6, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
SHELEBRATION! A tribute to the works of Shel Silverstein, produced by Hal Willner 
Celebrate the wonder and enchantment of famed illustrator, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning songwriter, Shel Silverstein. 
Free!

Sunday, August 7, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Friendly Fires / The Naked and Famous / Cults 
Free!

Monday, August 8, 2011 | 6 p.m. 
Guster and Jack’s Mannequin 
Sold Out

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | 7 p.m. 
Joe Bataan / Johnny Colon / DJ Turmix / Screening: “We Like It Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo” 
Joe Bataan, called the “King of Latin Soul,” was influenced by the melodic sounds of doo-wop and the energy of Latin music that were the hallmarks of his Spanish Harlem neighborhood. 
Free!

Saturday, August 13, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Henry Santos 
With a successful track record with Aventura, Santos solo debut is highly anticipated by numerous fans. 
Free!

Sunday, August 14, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
“Gospel Explosion” featuring Donald Lawrence and special guests, Hosted By Hezekiah Walker 
Free!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 8 p.m. 
“Sangre” By Mando Alvardo Adapted from BLOOD WEDDING by Federico Garcia Lorca Directed by Jerry Ruiz 
“Sangre” is a special commission by SummerStage Theater presented by Time Warner that explores the effects of violence within the community. 
Free!

Saturday, August 20, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Tiken Jah Fakoly / Meta and the Cornerstones / Los Rakas 
Tiken Jah Fakoly has established himself as one of the figureheads of the new reggae scene in Africa. 
Free!

Sunday, August 21, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Rakim / EPMD / FunkMaster Flex 
“Salute to Hip-Hop” Presented in Association with Globe Star Media. 
Free!

Sunday, August 28, 2011 | 3 p.m. 
Jagged Edge / Avant / Melanie Fiona 
Presented in Association with Globe Star Media and WBLS. 
Free!

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Met in the Park: 2011 Schedule

Central Park SummerStage
Monday, July 11, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Angela Meade, soprano
Dimitri Pittas, tenor
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Bradley Moore, pianist

Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Angela Meade, soprano
Dimitri Pittas, tenor
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Bradley Moore, pianist

Crotona Park (Bronx)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Layla Claire, soprano
Renée Tatum, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist

Clove Lakes Park (Staten Island)
Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Layla Claire, soprano
Renée Tatum, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist

Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Layla Claire, soprano
Renée Tatum, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist

Jackie Robinson Park (Manhattan)
Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Layla Claire, soprano
Renée Tatum, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist

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Good Morning America Concert Series 2011 Schedule

See top acts for free in Central Park on Friday mornings

  • Friday, June 17, 2011 – Selena Gomez
  • Friday, June 24, 2011 – Florence & the Machine
  • Friday, July 1, 2011 – Beyonce
  • Friday, July 8, 2011 – Miranda Lambert
  • Friday, July 15, 2011 – Brad Paisley
  • Friday, July 22, 2011 – Goo Goo Dolls
  • Friday, July 29, 2011 – Debbie Gibson and Tiffany
  • Friday, August 5, 2011 – Nicki Minaj
  • Friday, August 12, 2011 – American Idol Top 11
  • Friday, August 19, 2011 – Taio Cruz
  • Friday, August 26, 2011 – TBD
  • Friday, September 2, 2011 – Mary J Blige  __________________________________________________________

Toyota Concerts in Rockefeller Center 2011 Schedule

See top acts for free in Rockefeller Center on Friday mornings

Friday, June 17, 2011 – Kenny Chesney

Friday, June 24, 2011 – Bruno Mars

Friday, July 1, 2011 – Pitbull featuring T-Pain and Ne-Yo

Friday, July 8, 2011 – Blake Shelton

Friday, July 15, 2011 – Chris Brown

Friday, July 22, 2011 – Cee Lo Green

Friday, July 29, 2011 – Journey

Friday, August 5, 2011 – Maroon 5

Friday, August 12, 2011 – Zac Brown Band

Friday, August 19, 2011 – Enrique Iglesias

Friday, August 26, 2011 – Train

Friday, September 2, 2011 – Lenny Kravitz

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Celebrate Brooklyn! 2011 Season

Andrew Bird

Friday, June 10
Opening Night Gala
Andrew Bird

Hal Willner's Freedom Rides Project

Thursday, June 16
Hal Willner’s Freedom Riders Project featuring Geri Allen, Steve Bernstein, James Carter, Rosanne Cash, Toshi Reagon, Lou Reed, Todd Rundgren, Catherine Russell & many more

The Books

Friday, June 17
The Books
Junip
Doveman

Larry Harlow

Saturday, June 18
Larry Harlow Latin Legends Band: Battle of the Salsa Violins
La Excelencia

Ledisi

Thursday, June 23
Ledisi
Anthony David

Roy Hargrove

Friday, June 24
Roy Hargrove Quintet
The Badwagon featuring Jason Moran’s Bandwagon & The Bad Plus

The Heavy

Saturday, June 25
The Heavy
The London Souls
Superhuman Happiness

Justin Townes Earle

Thursday, June 30
Justin Townes Earle
Punch Brothers
The Hackensaw Boys

Steel Pulse

Friday, July 1
Steel Pulse
Natural Expression Rhythm Band

Court Yard Hounds

Thursday, July 7
Court Yard Hounds
The Abrams Brothers

Los Lobos

Friday, July 8
Los Lobos
Hello Seahorse!
Zigmat

Raekwon

Saturday, July 9
Lyricist Lounge featuring Raekwon, Smif-N-Wessun, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor & more

Frankie Gavin and De Dannan

Thursday, July 14
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
Liam ó Maonlaí
Mcpeake

Shirley Caesar

Friday, July 15
Shirley Caesar
Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens Choir

Dan Zanes

Saturday, July 16
Dan Zanes with the Brooklyn Youth Orchestra & Bed Stuy Veterans

West Side Story

Thursday, July 21
West Side Story Dance- & Sing-Along

Seun Kuti

Friday, July 22
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Faaji Agba

The Feelies

Saturday, July 23
The Feelies
Real Estate
Times New Viking

Mark Morris Dance Group

Thursday, July 28
Mark Morris Dance Group with the Brooklyn Philharmonic & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

Oumou Sangaré

Friday, July 29
Oumou Sangaré
Bassam Saba

Dr. John

Saturday, July 30
Dr. John & the Lower 911
Chuck Brown
Red Baraat

Metropolis

Thursday, August 4
The CompleteMetropolis With Alloy Orchestra
Marika Hughes

Ra Ra Riot

Friday, August 5
Ra Ra Riot
Delicate Steve
Buke and Gass

Ailey II

Saturday, August 6
Ailey II: Revelations

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors Concerts
DATE TIME EVENT VENUE
Wed Jul 27 Afternoon
BILLY BRAGG: THE BIG BUSK OPEN REHEARSAL
Led by BILLY BRAGG followed by PUBLIC BUSKS
Various outdoor locations
Wed Jul 27 7:30
BILLY BRAGG: THE BIG BUSK (U.S. premiere)
THE BLACK EARTH BOYS feat. JULDEH CAMARA (worldwide debut)
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Wed Jul 27 9:30
EIKO & KOMA: WATER (2011)
(world premiere, site-specific work)
CONCEIVED AND PERFORMED BY EIKO & KOMA
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY ROBERT MIRABAL
Paul Milstein Pool, Hearst Plaza
Thu Jul 28 7:30
3 PIANOS / TAYLOR MADE: A JAZZMOBILE TRIBUTE TO DR. BILLY TAYLOR
BARRY HARRIS, ERIC REED, CHRISTIAN SANDS
with WINARD HARPER and CHIP JACKSON
plus CECIL BRIDGEWATER, TIA FULLER, CRAIG HARRIS, MELBA JOYCE
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Thu Jul 28 9:30
EIKO & KOMA: WATER (2011)
(world premiere, site-specific work)
CONCEIVED AND PERFORMED BY EIKO & KOMA
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY ROBERT MIRABAL
Paul Milstein Pool, Hearst Plaza
Fri Jul 29 7:30
DON BYRON NEW GOSPEL QUINTET
BURNT SUGAR / DANZ: CONDUCTION #6: THE TROJAN RUMBA SUITE
CREATIVE DIRECTION BY GABRI CHRISTA, GREG TATE AND GERMAUL BARNES
THE TROJAN RUMBAS, THE FATA MORGANA SUITE ANDREVELATIONS GLITCH (world premiere collaboration with Don Byron)
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Fri Jul 29 9:30
EIKO & KOMA: WATER (2011)
(world premiere, site-specific work)
CONCEIVED AND PERFORMED BY EIKO & KOMA
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY ROBERT MIRABAL
Paul Milstein Pool, Hearst Plaza
Sat Jul 30 1:00–4:00
THE PONDEROSA STOMP: GIRL TALK (SYMPOSIUM)

Presented in association with the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

David Rubenstein Atrium
Sat Jul 30 4:30
DOUBLE DUTCH DIVAS
Josie Robertson Plaza
Sat Jul 30 5:00–10:00
PONDEROSA STOMP: SHE’S GOT THE POWER! A GIRL GROUP EXTRAVAGANZA
including TRIBUTE TO ELLIE GREENWICH
LALA BROOKS (formerly of THE CRYSTALS)
LESLEY GORE

ARLENE SMITH (THE CHANTELS)
BABY WASHINGTON
BARBARA HARRIS (THE TOYS)
BEVERLY WARREN
BRENDA REID, LILLIAN WALKER (THE EXCITERS)
LOUISE MURRAY (THE JAYNETTS)
MARGARET ROSS (THE COOKIES)
MAXINE BROWN
NANETTE LACARI (REPARATA AND THE DELRONS)
PEGGY SANTIGLIA DAVISON, JIGGS (THE ANGELS)

BACKUP SINGERS:
TONI WINE (VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS)
JEAN THOMAS-FOX
LESLEY MILLER
MIKIE HARRIS
SUSAN COLLINS
ULA HEDWIG

JEREMY CHATZKY, musical director

Presented in association with the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation

Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sat Jul 30 9:30
EIKO & KOMA: WATER (2011)
(world premiere, site-specific work)
CONCEIVED AND PERFORMED BY EIKO & KOMA
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY ROBERT MIRABAL
Paul Milstein Pool, Hearst Plaza
Sun Jul 31 2:00
FAMILY DAY
RHYTHM AND ROOTS 360
DJONIBA DANCE & DRUM CENTRE, ABADÁ‑CAPOEIRA, KR3T’S, AND FULL CIRCLE SOULJAHS

Presented in association with Full Circle Productions

Family Day is sponsored by Disney

Hearst Plaza
Sun Jul 31 3:30
FAMILY DAY
STAX MUSIC ACADEMY

Presented in association with the Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Hearst Plaza
Sun Jul 31 5:00
FAMILY DAY
VY HIGGINSEN’S GOSPEL FOR TEENS
Hearst Plaza
Sun Jul 31 7:00
MAVIS STAPLES
THE RELATIVES (New York debut)
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sun Jul 31 9:30
EIKO & KOMA: WATER (2011)
(world premiere, site-specific work)
CONCEIVED AND PERFORMED BY EIKO & KOMA
MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY ROBERT MIRABAL
Paul Milstein Pool, Hearst Plaza
Wed Aug 3 6:30
ASPHALT ORCHESTRA
Plazas throughout Lincoln Center
Wed Aug 3 7:30
TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT AND PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
MA MAISON (2008), THE SWEETER END (2011) (New York premiere)

Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) is presented with support from the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Damrosch Park Bandshell
Thu Aug 4 6:30
RAYA BRASS BAND
Broadway Plaza
Thu Aug 4 7:30
MALKIT SINGH
DENGUE FEVER
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Fri Aug 5 7:30
MUJERES DE AGUA (U.S. premiere) BY JAVIER LIMÓN
featuring BUIKA, La Shica, Sandra Carrasco
BASSAM SABA AND THE NEW YORK ARABIC ORCHESTRA
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sat Aug 6 12:00
LA CASITA
Music and spoken word performances
ASH (Æ), BODOMA AND THE GARIFUNA CULTURE BAND, DOUGLAS KEARNEY, ENRIQUETA LUNEZ, FELIPE LUCIANO, FLYING WORDS PROJECT: PETER COOK AND KENNY LERNER, GOWRI K, JOAQUIN ZIHUATANEJO, JUSTIN LONG-MOTON, MAYDA DEL VALLE, MIKAEL MUTTI AND PERCUSSIVO MUNDO NOVO, OBA IRE, PHIL KAYE, SOPHIA REI, STACEYANN CHIN
MC: RICH VILLAR

La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo.

Produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management

Enriqueta Lunez is presented with additional support from the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Hearst Plaza Stage
Sat Aug 6 6:30
NATURAL EXPRESSION RHYTHM BAND
Josie Robertson Plaza
Sat Aug 6 7:30
GRUPO FOLKLORICO Y EXPERIMENTAL NUEVAYORQUIÑO
FRANÇOIS LADREZO & ALKA OMEKA
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sun Aug 7 1:00
HERITAGE SUNDAY:
DESCONOCIDO: EL OTRO LADO DEL COLOMBIA / UNKNOWN: THE OTHER SIDE OF COLOMBIA
SEXTETO TABALÁ (U.S. debut)
DIEGO OBREGÓN Y GRUPO CHONTA
PAÍTO Y LOS GAITEROS DE PUNTA BRAVA (U.S. debut)
REBOLÚ

Presented in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance

Hearst Plaza Stage
Sun Aug 7 3:00–8:00
LA CASITA

See artist line-up for August 6

Teatro Pregones, 571–575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx
Sun Aug 7 7:30
LIVE FROM THE CONTINENT
BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR
SPOEK MATHAMBO
IYADEDE

Presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Society HAE

Damrosch Park Bandshell
Wed Aug 10 6:00–7:30
SPIKE’S SIDE SHOW
AURORA NEALAND and THE ROYAL ROSES (New Orleans traditional jazz / western swing combo)
CHRIS MCDANIEL, juggling, trick rope and whips
CHRISTINE LAVIN, baton twirling, music
DATA THE ROBOT and HEATHER KNIGHT of Marilyn Monorobot
JONATHAN NOSAN, acrobatics, contortion
MATTHEW HOLTZCLAW, magician
MISS SATURN A.K.A. JENNY MCGOWAN, hula hoops
STEPHANIE MONSEU AND KEITH NELSON of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, stilt walking, juggling, bed of nails, ladder of swords
Plazas throughout Lincoln Center
Wed Aug 10 7:30
LAURIE ANDERSON AND FRIENDS
TODD REYNOLDS with SXIP SHIREY, ADAM MATTA and STRINGS(worldwide debut)
with Caleb Burhans, Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, Yuki Numata, Courtney Orlando, and Ben Russell
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Thu Aug 11 6:00
MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND
Josie Robertson Plaza
Thu Aug 11 7:00
DAVID DORFMAN DANCE featuring THE FAMILY STONE:
PROPHETS OF FUNK
—CONCERT EDITION (world premiere)*
DEBO BAND with special guests FENDIKA

* Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Damrosch Park Bandshell
Fri Aug 12 7:30
TAN DUN conducting the METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE:
THE MARTIAL ARTS TRILOGY

Presented in association with the Re Foundation and the Chinese American Arts Council

Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sat Aug 13 2:00
28TH ANNUAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
ABIGAIL WASHBURN
SID SELVIDGE AND SONS OF MUD BOY (CODY & LUTHER DICKINSON)
SUN RECORDS ARTIST ORAL HISTORIES hosted by SPIKE BARKIN
Hearst Plaza Stage
Sat Aug 13 5:00
28TH ANNUAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
EBONY HILLBILLIES
Josie Robertson Plaza
Sat Aug 13 6:00
28TH ANNUAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES
TRIBUTE TO SUN RECORDS WITH SONNY BURGESS & THE LEGENDARY PACERS, COWBOY JACK CLEMENT, RUDY “TUTTI” GRAYZELL, HAYDEN THOMPSON
DAILEY AND VINCENT

Roots of American Music Festival is sponsored by Toyota

Damrosch Park Bandshell
Sun Aug 14 2:00
28TH ANNUAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
DIXIE FRIED—THE LIFE & MUSIC OF JIM DICKINSON
Panel Discussion: SID SELVIDGE, CODY AND LUTHER DICKINSON

Additional panels to be announced

David Rubenstein Atrium
Sun Aug 14 5:00
28TH ANNUAL ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
STEVE CROPPER AND FRIENDS: TRIBUTE TO THE “5” ROYALES(New York debut)
with BETTYE LAVETTE, ELLIS HOOKS, AND DYLAN LEBLANC
THE BAR-KAYS
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS DUO
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION

Roots of American Music Festival is sponsored by Toyota