Street Pianos Make UWS Come Alive With Mini-Concerts, Dancing

July 6, 2010 by · Comments Off on Street Pianos Make UWS Come Alive With Mini-Concerts, Dancing 

riverside pianoThe group Sing for Hope placed pianos at dozens of locations throughout New York over the past couple of weeks, including at six spots on the Upper West Side. And a pretty amazing thing happened.

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Group Leaving Pianos Outside in UWS for Anyone to Play

June 18, 2010 by · Comments Off on Group Leaving Pianos Outside in UWS for Anyone to Play 

The nonprofit arts group Sing for Hope will be dropping pianos off throughout New York on Monday for people to play. The Upper West Side is getting pianos in six locations — at the 70th Street Read More / Comment »


The Jazz Loft Project Showcases 50’s Greats

February 17, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Jazz Loft Project Showcases 50’s Greats 

thelonius monkSome of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th Century passed through W. Eugene Smith’s Sixth Avenue apartment in the 1950’s, inclucing Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans, and Thelonious Monk. Read More / Comment »


Win Tickets for Sold Out Pavement Show in Central Park

January 7, 2010 by · Comments Off on Win Tickets for Sold Out Pavement Show in Central Park 

pavementThe anticipation for indie-rock band Pavement’s reunion show is slightly insane and the band’s concert at Central Park Summerstage on Sept. 21 (its first in the U.S. on its reunion tour) is already sold out (as are the concerts on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th). But fans now have another way to get tickets.

Matador Records is holding a contest that fans can enter to win tickets to the show (and plane tckets if they have to travel. To enter, go to the Matador Records website and tell the record company what songs you expect to hear on Pavement’s greatest hits album, which comes out in March.


Lincoln Center Hosts Free New Year’s Eve Concert

December 31, 2009 by · Comments Off on Lincoln Center Hosts Free New Year’s Eve Concert 

ChampianVocalist and pianist Champian Fulton and her quartet come to Lincoln Center for the final free night of entertainment for 2009 at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Read More / Comment »


Free Concert on New Year’s Eve with Judy Collins

December 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on Free Concert on New Year’s Eve with Judy Collins 

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is hosting a Concert for Peace on New Year’s Eve that features Judy Collins, Harry Smith and others. Read More / Comment »


Free Christmas Eve Lincoln Center Concert Thursday

December 24, 2009 by · Comments Off on Free Christmas Eve Lincoln Center Concert Thursday 

rosenthalThe Ted Rosenthal Trio will play jazz and holiday songs at the new David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center tonight, starting at 8:30 p.m. Read More / Comment »


Upper West Sider Helps Mormon Senator Celebrate Hannukah

December 9, 2009 by · Comments Off on Upper West Sider Helps Mormon Senator Celebrate Hannukah 

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) enlisted an Upper West Side songwriter to write the music for a Hannukah song that the Mormon Senator debuted this month. Read More / Comment »


Met Opera Tree Lighting Tuesday; Free Cookies, Drinks

December 8, 2009 by · Comments Off on Met Opera Tree Lighting Tuesday; Free Cookies, Drinks 

This just in from the Met Opera:

“Join us for the Met’s holiday tree lighting on Tuesday, December 8, at 5pm! The tree on the Grand Tier balcony will once again be decorated with ornaments created by Met scenic artists. Musical performances as well as cookies and hot chocolate, provided by Patina Restaurant Group, will provide holiday cheer. Please note that this event begins at 5pm, not at 5.30pm as previously announced.”


Two Free Concerts at Lincoln Center Thursday

December 3, 2009 by · Comments Off on Two Free Concerts at Lincoln Center Thursday 

lincoln centerFeeling highbrow? Lincoln Center is putting on two free concerts tonight. Read More / Comment »


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