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B2: Hotlist! #58

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Greetings Community,

Well  Spring is here along with some incredible events/shows.  This is going to be a wonderful theatre season.  Please take the time to review the list of shows that are happening throughtout the tri-state area and make your reservations now.  Also the re-launch of my music series…Kevin-Anthony Presents “Storytellers…A Master Class” begins on Thursday March 31st, 2011 with the amazing Roz White-Vincent.  Please make your reservations for this wonderful evening of song and celebration.  Until then, see you all behind the lights.

As Always,




On Monday, April 4th at 7p …Check this One man extravaganza; MIDDLE AGED PASSAGE CRISIS; a brief history of the life of a Black Southern Baby Boomer Bound for the Great White Way! a tale told by way of; Race, Rhythm and dues. Go to www.Triadnyc.com for detail.


“Evening with Women of Excellence in the Arts” 

Click here for more information



Following its sold-out success at Wellesley College last month, HaMapah/המפה returns to New York City!

Jewish Community Center of Manhattan

March 31 and April 2, 8:00pm

Click here to purchase tickets or call 646-505-5708.

Please join us for an opening night after-party, following the March 31 performance. Generously hosted by our friends at Hybrid Theatre Works at Bar Luna (511 Amsterdam Ave, between 84th & 85th Streets) !


Conceived and performed by Adam McKinney
Directed by Daniel Banks
Original Lighting Design by Lenore Doxsee
Video editing by Michael Billow
Costume by Irina Kruzhilina
In Hebrew, HaMapah / המפה means “the tablecloth” or “the map.” HaMapah / המפה weaves contemporary dance with archival material, personal interviews, Yiddish and American songs, and video set to traditional, contemporary, and classical music. In HaMapah / המפה, McKinney explores issues of culture, self-hood, and community.

In exploring his African, Jewish, and Native American heritages, McKinney dances the personal and the collective, the local and the global, and the present and the past. HaMapah/המפה invites audiences to consider and envision the possibility of a global Jewish identity.

As part of the program, immediately following the performance, DNAWORKS Co-Directors McKinney and Banks will lead a community dialogue with the audience about the core ideas of the piece.


“McKinney is a magnetic and elegant dancer”

-Micah Kelber, The Jewish Daily Forward

Hamapah67(photo credit: Laphotographeuse.)

Click here for a video excerpt of HaMapah/ המפה, performed at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.


DNAWORKS is now scheduling HaMapah tour dates!

Bring HaMapah/המפה and other DNAWORKS programs, including film and dialogue workshops, Hip Hop Theatre, and trainings to your community!

Contact Jeremy Karafin, DNAWORKS Program Associate for more information.


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The Allan Harris Band
LIVE broadcast on WBGO’s
Singers Unlimited with Michael Bourne


Sunday, March 27
12:30 – 1:30 PM

A tribute to Nat King Cole

Long Live the King

free download of Unforgettable with RTE Orchestra


 And also on March 27th, don’t miss the broadcast of 2 Skirts & A Shirt
on JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
88.3 FM WBGO radio  
Buddy Guy
Friday, April 1 @ 8pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy has been a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has received 5 Grammy Awards and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 30 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Performing Arts Center
75 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY
914-251-6200 artscenter.org


 Mavis Staples & Billy Bragg

“The Hope, Love & Justice Tour”
 Sunday, March 27 @ 8pm
Performing Arts Center
75 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY
914-251-6200 artscenter.org

Two artists hailing from different sides of the Atlantic but both bound by the spirit of social justice and activism come together for a special celebration of music.


Jazz Ain’t Dead® 20ll Spring Season
Live Jazz Music and Dance Entertainment ReLoaded!
With Special Guest – Mo Beasley
& Free Wine Bar! @ Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street, NYC
Thursday – Sunday, March 24 -27

New York – Jazz Ain’t Dead®, a young urban Jazz music and dance collective known for taking classical jazz standards and re-imagining them into house, acid jazz, funk, and soul music will be performing their 2011 Spring season with two hot programs of exhilarating live music, singers, and dancers.




We are havin a BLAST every Thursday!


The Music of the Modern Jazz Quartet 

April 15-16 – The Allen Room

Modern Jazz QuartetWho/What:

For nearly 50 years they were the greatest of all jazz super-groups, in which the deep, classically-inspired compositional style of pianist John Lewis was brilliantly counterbalanced by the blues-drenched approach of vibraphonist Milt Jackson.  Yet the distinctive music of The Modern Jazz Quartet survives even the remarkable men who created it, as drummer/music director Lewis Nash, NEA Jazz Master pianist Kenny Barron, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, bassist Peter Washington, and special guest guitarist Jim Hall show in this program of MJQ classics like “Django” and “Bag’s Groove.”
(Photo courtesy of the Frank Driggs Collection.)

When: April 15-16, 2011, 7:30pm/9:30pm

Where: The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.

Tickets: Ticket prices for The Allen Room are $65 for the 7:30pm sets and $55 for the 9:30pm sets.  All tickets can be purchased through jalc.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.  Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain.)

For more information: Scott H. Thompson, Assistant Director · Public Relations, Phone: 212-258-9807

Email: sthompson@jalc.org





Sing Into Spring Festival
Tue-Sun, Mar 29-Apr 3Rene Marie, Carla Cook & Allan  Harris


Two Skirts & A Shirt:
Rene Marie, Carla Cook & Allan Harris

Featuring Rene Marie, Carla Cook, Allan Harris, vocals; Marc Cary, piano; Earl Travis, bass; Alvester Garnett, drums.

After Hours: Tue-Sat, Mar 29-Apr 2
Kurt Bacher Quintet w/ Jean Caze, Harold O’Neal, Ben Williams & Joe Saylor

Reservations & Info


Sing Into Spring FestivalBobby Hutcherson
Wed-Sun, Apr 20-24
Bobby Hutcherson &
Joey DeFrancesco w/
Paul Bollenback & Byron Landham
Featuring Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Joey DeFrancesco, Hammond
B-3 organ; Paul Bollenback, guitar; Byron Landham, drums.
After Hours: Wed-Sat, Apr 20-23
Marshall Gilkes Quintet w/ Donny McCaslin



Tony Middleton Performs at Palio Bar March 19

Vocalist Tony Middleton returns to the Palio Bar at Piano Due Restaurant by popular demand, 151 West 51st Street, NYC on Saturday, March 19 to sing some of his favorite songs with some of his favorite musicians. Showtimes are from 8:30pm – midnight. He’s joined guitarist Randy Napoleon, bassist Elias Bailey and drummer Daniel Glass. For reservations or more information call (212) 399-9400 or visit www.pianodue.com.


April 1- April 9 : Friday – Saturday @ 10:00 PM, Sunday @ 5:30 PM

LOCATION: La MaMa , 645 Saint Nicholas Ave @ 145th Street

TICKETS: General Admission $15 ; Student + Seniors $10 ;
Online : www.lamama.org / Phone Reservations: (212)-475-7710


Shared Space Initiative @ Dwyer Cultural Center / Espacios para ensayar
Shared Space Initiative is a partnership between Harlem Arts Alliance and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance with support from Community Works, Dwyer Cultural Center and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation.  Limited rehearsal, workshop, and classroom space for artists and arts groups available, for up to (12) hours only per request, through June 2011.  The space is available from 2pm to 6pm and/or 6pm to 10pm Monday thru Saturday except holidays.  Space is only available during these hours.  Space requests must be submitted to and approved by NoMAA.  The Dwyer Cultural Center will not accept direct requests from groups or individuals.  Upon approval of your request by NoMAA, a confirmation email will be sent to you.  For more information contact: info@nomaanyc.org.
NoMAA y Harlem Arts Alliance esta ofreciendo espacios para ensayar en el Dwyer Cultural Center en Harlem para artistas y grupos de arte del alto Manhattan.  Los espacios son por tiempo limitado. Para más información: info@nomaanyc.org.


Call for Artists / Convocatoria: Create Change Public Artist Residency
Info Session / Taller de orientación: Monday, March 21, 6:30pm
DEADLINE / Fecha limite: March 24, by midnight
The Laundromat Project presents Create Change, a public art residency program developed to connect communities and artists in meaningful ways.  Artists can participate as a Create Change Professional Development Fellow or as a Create Change Public Artist in Residence.
The Laundromat Project presenta Create Change,  un programa de arte público para conectar comunidades y artistas de manera significativa. El programa ofrece desarrollo profesional y residencias para artistas.
INFO: http://www.laundromatproject.org/create-change.htm
Info Session hosted by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance: The Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street), 1st Floor.
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1325266909/eorg


Call for submissions: Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest /
Convocatoria: Paseo de las Artes – Concurso de Poster
**EXTENDED**Deadline: Friday, March 18,
Northern Manhattan’s annual arts festival returns this June! The Uptown Arts Stroll invites neighborhood residents and visitors from the rest of the city to a month of art exhibitions, performances, and more, north of W. 155th Street.
NoMAA is calling for submissions for the Uptown Arts Stroll 2011 poster contest:
1. Artist may submit only one image for consideration.
2. Artist must be a resident of Washington Heights or Inwood.
3. Image will be used for publications with the following dimensions:
• Poster: 11 X 17 in.
• Brochure: 6 X 10 ¾ in.
• Postcard: 5 ½ X 8 ½ in.
4. Allow for full color and B&W reproduction.
5. The selected image will be used in the poster that will represent and promote the Uptown Arts Stroll 2011. NoMAA will be responsible for the text that will be included in the poster, not the artist submitting the entry. Please leave space for text.
6. A panel of judges drawn from the local arts community will give extra consideration to eye-catching original and unpublished images that reflect the arts community of Northern Manhattan.
7. Entry must include artist’s name, address, phone number, and email.
8. Send digital submissions to info@nomaanyc.org (please submit JPEG files of 300 dpi only).
Questions: info@nomaanyc.org

Call to Artists: Uptown Arts Stroll 2011 /
Convocatoria para Artistas: Paseo de las Artes 2011

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is pleased to announce the Uptown Arts Stroll 2011 – the most anticipated annual arts festival in Washington Heights and Inwood – taking place throughout the month of June 2011. For the last 8 years, the Stroll has featured hundreds of artists and arts groups living and working north of 155th Street, and has attracted thousands of neighborhood residents and visitors from across NYC.






We have been EXTENDED! With no formal marketing budget and a ton of elbow grease and community support, our film outpaced more than half of the studio pictures at the 34th Street AMC. Now I WILL FOLLOW opens in 15 more markets! We could not have done it without you!  So, please spread the word and KEEP SUPPORTING I WILL FOLLOW! We’ll be there, as long as you are!




1:30 pm – Marva Allen, the Power of One & Hue-man Bookstore

6 pm – Rachel Watanabe-Batton, Producers Guild of America East


1:30 pm – Megar Evers College Film & Culture Series

3:45 pm – Kim George, Harlem Arts Alliance

6 pm – April R. Silver, AKILA WORKSONGS, INC.



1:30 pm – Laurie Cumbo, MoCADA
3:45 pm – Tim Grae, Grae Enterprises

6 pm – DJ Stormin, Sundae Sermon




AMC Loews 34th Street. 312 W. 34th St. New York, NY 10001 (212) 244-8850

www.iwillfollowfilm.com | www.affrm.com | www.amctheaters.com



April, 1865: The Civil War has ended. Caleb DeLeon (Wilkison),
a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to
find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except
Simon (Braugher) and John (Holland) – two former slaves,
who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home. As the
three men reunite to celebrate Passover, and recall the exodus
from Egypt in light of their own new liberties, they uncover
a tangle of secrets… ties that bind them together and that,
ultimately, might cost each man his freedom.

Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York debut of this acclaimed play is a
tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance, and a fascinating
portrayal of three men, and this country, at a crossroads.


(All Wed Matinees. Reg $80)

(All Other Perfomances. Reg $80)


Visit NYCITYCENTER.ORG and enter code 7260.
Call CITYTIX at 212.581.1212 and mention code BTO2.
Bring a print out of this e-mail to the CITY CENTER BOX OFFICE.
131 W. 55th St, NYC. Box office hours: Mon-Sat 8pm, Sun 12-7:30 pm

Tues & Wed 7pm; Thur-Sat 8pm; Wed, Sat, Sun 2pm
Performance schedule may vary. For a complete list of all
performances, visit NYCityCenter.org

Audiences Rave About THE WHIPPING MAN:
Click Here To Watch The Video.


*Offer valid on select seating for all performances. Blackout dates may apply. Reg. price $80. Normal service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Limit 6 tickets per order. All sales are final — no refunds or exchanges. Offer is subject to availability and prior sale. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Offer may be revoked at anytime without notice. Cast & schedule subject to change.

Photo by Ken Schneiderman



She’s Back by Popular Demand!
… and better than ever.

Jenny Burton

Last fall at the WFM Listening Room she sold out weeks ahead of time.
Many were turned away.

Make reservations now!

Join us for a roof-raising celebration of the return of one
of New York’s most inspiring vocalists of the decade.
If you were a fan of The Jenny Burton Experience’s
7 year sold-out run at Manhattan’s Don’t Tell Mama, you’ll not want to miss this. If ya’ missed it back then, you don’t want to miss her now.

A glorious explosion of sound that embraces everyone…
A roller-coaster ride through R&B, pop and gospel.

–Wayman Wong, New York Daily News

Also Featuring
Margaret Dorn
with special guest Janie Barnett

Margaret Dorn is an award-winning singer, composer, arranger and producer. Her songs have been recorded by such artists as Karen Carpenter, Hiromi Ota,  The Sweet Inspirations and Melba Moore. She has sung with many artists including  Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Ritchie, Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen,  Garth Brooks, kd lang, Willie Nelson, Barry Manilow, Michael MacDonald,  Taylor Dane, and Diana Ross.

She is the leader of The Accidentals, the elegantly eclectic a cappella group who have released four CDs, won numerous awards (3 MAC Awards, Back Stage Bistro Award, 3 CARA Awards and the National Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Championship) and captivated audiences from coast to coast.

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

The Watchfire Music Listening Room – 583 Park Avenue
Park Avenue & 63rd Street

Reservations are required due to limited seating
RSVP at (212) 244-0426 or email at listening.room@watchfiremusic.com

Admission: $15.00 – Cash @ the door
Light refreshments served





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