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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events August 20 – 26

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York High Tea at the Walt Whitman BirthplacePoetry, tea, finger sandwiches and mini-pastries? Um. Yes! Part and parcel of the human body’s biological processing of caffeine comes the extraordinary capability of conjuring words of all shapes and sizes, some colorful, some explosive, some as bright and brilliantly radiating as the most breathtaking of supernovae, others as magnetic as true love. This sippin’-good alphabetic spectacular keeps alive a tradition that began in 1860 with Queen Victoria. So come, let’s imbibe this revered nectar together, and celebrate the syllabic nirvana that is the written and spoken word, in all its forms, sounds, and transcendental glory. A guided tour of this hallowed birthplace will follow the gulpin’! [Read More About Walt Whitman, His Long Island Roots & The Walt Whitman Birthplace HERE] Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington. waltwhitman.org $25. 1 p.m. August 20.Old DominionThese Nashville, Tenn. rockers (the majority of which have also lived in Virginia, hence, the state’s nickname as their band name) deliver country splashed with pop and hip-hop that has been winning the hearts and ears of fans across both sides of the Mississippi. Prolific songwriters who aren’t shy of sharing their creations, the group has penned tunes cut by some of country’s biggest names, including: Dierks Bentley (“Say You Do”), Craig Morgan (“Wake Up Lovin’ You”), The Band Perry (“Chainsaw” & “Better Dig Two”), Tyler Farr (“A Guy Walks Into a Bar”) and Blake Shelton (“Sangria”). Raise those glasses high and get ready to be wowed. Whiskey Road opening. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $9.61, $15 DOS. 7 p.m. August 20.SharpiesThese iconic celebrities with sharp tongues will, just like a sharpie, leave a permanent mark on your laugh-box. Introduced by Joy Behar, the hilarity that will ensue is priceless. Emmy Award-nominated writer Eugene Pack pens a script that follows this group of stars at an autograph-signing convention weekend in Milwaukee. Respected Vanessa Williams, Matthew Broderick (Bueller…Bueller… Bueller….), Carol Kane from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and a bunch of others will be here ready to create thunderous applause. A portion of the proceeds from this reading will benefit The Felix Organization, whose mission is to provide inspiring opportunities and new experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org $28. 8 p.m. August 20.Creedence Clearwater RevisitedYou know the band. You love these songs. This is legendary swamp-rock blues rock masters Credence Clearwater Revival’s rhythm section–bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford–performing tunes from the original band’s show-stopping arsenal and recreating the experience of their classic music, minus frontman John Fogarty. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s launched the project in 1995 with the initial intention of solely performing private functions, but have currently perform up to 100 shows a year, reaching out to all generations. The band has been adamant on finding the appropriate players to recreate the pure American spirit that is Creedence Clearwater Revival. Expect endless hits, from “Susie Q” and “Proud Mary” to “Green River,” “Fortunate Son” and “As Long As I Can See The Light,” among many more. Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75- $39.50. 8 p.m. August 20. Orphans will be at Conlkin Barn Aug. 20-Sept. 5. From left to right: Sean King, Jay William Thomas and Aaron Dalla Villa (Photo by Alan Pearlman)“Orphans”It will be theater in the ‘rough’ in more ways than one when Bonney/King Productions brings Lyle Kessler’s dark drama, “Orphans,” to Conklin Barn in Huntington for a two-week run opening Thursday. The rugged structure provides an intimate venue suited to theater in the round and for this drama, which explores the vagaries of the human soul and longings of individuals who are rough around the edges. “Orphans” premiered on stage in Los Angeles in 1983 with Joe Pantoliano of Sopranos’ fame. The story of lost boys who live on the outskirts of society, yet crave a normalcy, still resonates today. [Read More About This Amazing Production HERE] Conklin Barn, 2 High St., Huntington. brownpapertickets.com $25. 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 20 through Sept. 5.Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band featuring Berry Oakley Jr.Featuring founding member and drummer of The Allman Brothers Band Butch Trucks, celebrate their legacy as he is joined by Berry Oakley’s son, Berry Oakley Jr. Butch Trucks & The Freight Train is a brand new band holding their world premiere at none other than The Paramount in Huntington, NY. “I guarantee ya a smoking night of music,” said Butch Trucks, “We’ll see you there!” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $10-$30. 8 p.m. August 21.Dana FuchsDana Fuchs is renowned for a variety of different talents. On top of being a singer and songwriter, Fuchs is best known for her performance as Sadie in the film Across the Universe and Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway-musical Love. Her raspy-voiced blues rock has led The Dana Fuchs Band and her upcoming solo album Bliss Avenue. “Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin, backed by a higher energy version of the late `60’s Rolling Stones,” said Fuchs, “Rock n Roll doesn’t get any better.” Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 8 p.m. August 21.Buddy GuyA master of the blues, the 79-year-old Louisiana performer began in 1953 at the age of 17. Six Grammy Awards and 34 Blue Music Awards later, including 2014’s B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award, Buddy has become one of the most well-recognized performers, not just for the blues, but in general, overall. Don’t miss this rare chance of catching him all up-close-and-personal. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury thespaceatwestbury.com $50. 8 p.m. August 21.Elvis Tribute Artist SpectacularCome honor the King at this annual concert celebrating the era-by-era musical career of Elvis Presley. The Elvis Tribute Spectacular is not only a concert–it is absolutely the best Elvis tribute show–featuring Elvis’ greatest hits throughout the years preformed by top tribute artists. From the early rockabilly and military years, to his time in the movies, to his amazing ’68 Comeback Special and the black leather jumpsuit, to his Las Vegas concert era–nothing is left out! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $40-$50. 8 p.m. August 21.Jessica KirsonThis former Bubbleguppy has been cracking knee-slappin’, side-splittin’, OMG-I-just-spit-up-my-milkshake jokes on Comedy Central, VH1, Oxygen, Bravo and NBC shows, and now she’s coming to make Long Island laugh, loud and often. Guaranteed to give you enough fodder for at least several dozen jokes around the water cooler (or in our case, the industrial-strength Keurig brewer (Thanks, Bev!)), for some time coming. Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $17. 9:30 p.m. August 21, 22.Patty Smyth & ScandalThis singer/songwriter/siren is back fronting her killer band and will undoubtedly deliver all the hits that made them both a celebrated act in the ’80s. Expect hits “The Warrior,” “Goodbye to You,” “Love’s Got A Line On You,” “Hands Tied” and “Beat of A Heart,” among many others. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St. Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $50-$65. 8 p.m. August 21, 7 p.m. August 22.Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland GamesTime to get your Scottish on! Pipe bands, traditional Scottish delicacies, dancing and children’s entertainment are just the start. The games include the caber toss (throwing a giant pole), tossing the sheaf (throwing a 16-lb. bale of hay over a bar) and putting the stone (similar to shot put). Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury. liscots.org $17 adults, $15 senioes, $8 kids ages 6-17, kids under 6 free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. August 22.Hatchling Turtle DayOhhh, look at those lil hatchlings! Come celebrate as these tiny reptiles hatch from their egg wombs and open their tiny, curious eyes for the very first time! Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. cshfha.org 10 a.m.-3 p.m. August 22.Joan Jett and the BlackheartsThe Long Beach-native and Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer will play her classics, including “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You” and “Crimson and Clover.” Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov/parks Free. 7:30 p.m. August 22.Kathy GriffinThe queen bee of comedy will make the audience taste some sweet honey. Fresh with new material that shares her candid experiences about everyday life, this hilarious performance will have audience members falling off their chairs. Don’t stand-up the stand-up comedian, get a ticket! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $135. 8 p.m. August 22.HippiefestTo say that Hippiefest will be “hot fun in the summer time” and a “family affair” would be an understatement, as the legendary group, The Family Stone, will headline this year’s 10-year anniversary tour featuring Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Badfinger featuring Joey Molland. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. August 22.JB SmooveSmoove right on over here to this performance, because your enthusiasm will certainly not be curbed! JB Smoove, best known as Leon from Curb Your Enthusiasm, is bringing his own comedic flair and funk to the table. He will definitely bring the ruckus to the ladies, no question about it. An entertaining night awaits! Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org $45. 8 p.m. August 22.Aaron LewisThe Massachusetts-raised Staind frontman has gone all country on us and continues to deliver emotional, powerful tunes such as “Sinner” and “Stuck in These Shoes.” He’s collaborated with Linkin Park and Corey Taylor, and this performance is sure to be a heartfelt, personal show-stopper. With special guest Travis Marvin. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. August 22.SuffocationThere’s metal and then there’s extreme metal, you know, the kind that pulverizes you, spits you out, and then holds you up as proof that the genre really does resurrect all who obey. Since their revival in 2002, the Centereach band unearthed unmatchable works of heavy brutality. With seven albums already released, the group expects a new album later this year. With Extinction A.D. (CD Release), Anubis, Artificial Brain, Immortal Suffering & Get Ignorant. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 8 p.m. August 22.Funkmaster Flex Birthday CelebrationCelebrate the Hot 97 hip hop DJ, rapper, musician and producer’s day of birth (he turned 48 on Aug. 5) with music and love! The Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St, Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $25-$30. 10 p.m. August 22.Billboard Hot 100 Festival The hype is real with Billboard’s first-ever festival, which is sure to be one of the biggest blow-out performances ever. Yes, your mind will be blown and your feet, well they’ll be hoisting you up in the air and dancin’, dancin’, dancin’! The stacked lineup is absolutely insane, with favorite top-charter artists such as The Weeknd, Holy Ghost, Justin Bieber (hear that, Beliebers?), Skrillex, Fetty Wap, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Tori Kelly, the Chainsmokers, and more! Too many famous people to handle. In other words, the most popular stars are right here, in one area. Don’t miss out the chance to see all of them and celebrate their contributions made in the music industry! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $75. 1 p.m. August 22, 23.Ryan BroshearFueled by a deep love of country music and a dream to rock out at the Grand Ole Opry, this Oxford, Ohio farm-raised singer/songwriter has gained fans and admirers nationwide by delivering powerful, high-octane performances and songs that speak to the heart and soul. Expect the crowd to sing along to country lifestyle anthem “Let Your Redneck Out” and “Countrything,” which encapsulates his longing to play upon that aforementioned, hallowed stage. With opening acts Alyssa Trahan Whisky Road and Nikki Briar. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $15. 2:30 p.m. August 23.The MilleniumThese self-professed “titanic pop” rockers hail from Wisconsin and have been leaving a sea of fans in their wake as they continue their “It’s So Much Friendlier With…” tour, with some dates (this one included) featuring a “Parents Get In Free” policy. Come rock out and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about! Warming up the crowd are Marina City, An Honest Year, Time Atlas, Take A Breath, Hope Vista, Anson Li, The Skyward Effect and Gianni Paci. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Bway, Amityville. amityvillemusichall.com $12, $14 DOS. 3 p.m. August 23.The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening With Cary ElwesFresh off his New York Times bestseller, As You Wish, The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes is inviting his legions of fans to join him as he reminisces about life on and off the set of the iconic film. For almost three decades The Princess Bride has been a family favorite. After a special screening, the actor himself will discuss classic scenes, as well as share secrets from behind the camera and more. Inconceivable! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $52.50 7:30 p.m. August 23.ZZ TopYou know their beards. You know their hot rods. And you sure as hell know their riffs. These legendary musicians–Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard–have been just absolutely devastating the very boundaries of rock and roll, together, for more than 40 years (!!) and are still simply pummeling with every single gig. Do not miss this chance to experience these Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers in all their glory. Will they play their trademark “Legs”? No question, but only one real way to find out for sure. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$129.50. 8 p.m. August 23.Duane KeiserWhat secrets lie within the minds of artists? Why not come listen and find out? This artist will discuss what it means to exist as a painter in the digital age, as well as share his unique take on the current and future state of the Internet and social media as it relates to the artist. He is an innovator behind the “A Painting A Day” phenomenon, where artwork produced on the easel is immediately offered (and in his case promptly sold) on eBay in their auction setting. Refreshments will be served and there will be time to meet the artist. The South Street Gallery, 18 South St., Greenport. thesouthstreetgallery.com Free. 6 p.m. August 24.Ernie Kovacs: TV Comedy PioneerHumans has always sought reasons to laugh, and Ernie Kovac brought such laughter to widespread American audiences with his off-beat visual sketches on television programs long before others began doing so. Learn about this trailblazer way ahead of his time who broke the fourth wall by using comedy for a television medium. He’s the reason milk continues to pour out of your nose after watching The Tonight Show, as many comedians acknowledge him as a source of inspiration. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. August 24.Under the Sun 2015 with Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker & Eve 6This smorgasbord of ’90s pop heroes light up the stage once again on their annual, must-see, must-smile, must- dance tour. Groove to all the hits that made these bands so insanely popular and so insanely amazin’! Among them, Sugar Ray’s “Fly,” Better Than Ezra’s “Good,” Uncle Kracker’s “Follow Me” and Eve 6’s “Inside Out.” [Read About Last Year’s Gig HERE] The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. August 24.Back to School Victorian Tea PartyThis fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence. Children learn dining manners, for example, such as how to properly hold and cut with a knife and fork. Apple juice will be substituted for the hot tea. Participants also practice table setting and introductions. All make their own nametag and place card. Bring a friend, or your favorite doll, or come join new friends at the party! Dress up if you wish! It’s a Back To School Victorian Tea Party! Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington. waltwhitman.org $25. 1 p.m. August 26.AJ BenzaThis celebrated Daily News gossip columnist and author will speak about and sign his new memoir, ’74 and Sunny, a surprisingly tender coming-of-age story of a close-knit yet tough Sicilian-American family that accepts and welcomes a young boy struggling to understand himself. Benza’s distinctive blend of wit, dry humor, and genuine tenderness shines through this candid, compelling memoir about the summer of 1974, when his shy, effeminate cousin comes to live with A.J.’s family, which is dominated by his short-tempered, outspoken, hyper-masculine father. At its core, A.J.’s story is about learning that “being exactly who you were meant to be is the only thing that matters.” Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. August 26Comedy NightDo you like to laugh? Do you enjoy smiling uncontrollably? Do you value losing control of your body as seismic eruptions of hysterical laughter form deep within your belly and push forth, ever-gaining momentum as they roll, quake and shiver outward, eventually radiating toward its external source, culminating in giggles, smirks and smiles that somehow become infectious and spread to all within your proximity? Then you’ll absolutely Love this gig! Comics performing include Kevin Lee, David Cooperman and a surprise guest. Presented by Darcy Novick. Two-drink minimum. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $10. 7:30 p.m. August 26.Masters of Sex: An Evening with Thomas MaierLong Island’s own Thomas Maier is the acclaimed biographer of the human sexuality science pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. He is also a producer of the hit Showtime series Masters of Sex based on his book and starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. Join Maier for an insightful evening of clips and conversation! Includes book signing reception Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. August 20.—Compiled by Daniela Weinstein, Nicholas Semelak, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger, Elise Pearlman, Ayo Fagbemi and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img

Super Bowl XLIX a letdown

first_imgNow that I have finally picked my jaw up off the floor, I can begin to write about what I just witnessed in Super Bowl XLIX. As close as the game was, I’m still disappointed. Not because I am a Seahawks fan or because I hate the Patriots. In fact, I didn’t really have a rooting interest at all.I think the game ended the way everyone expected it to, with the go-ahead score in the final minutes. There were lead changes and momentum shifts throughout the entire game.The Patriots seemed to control the first half so much that my friend was convinced that Deflategate was planned as a coverup to hide Spygate part two. The Patriots took the lead with a touchdown but gave Russell Wilson two minutes to score, something he did in 29 seconds to end the first half.Then came the second half that had the Patriots at a 10-point deficit. The defending champions had Tom Brady on the ropes and forced him into another costly interception.It looked like the Seahawks had it in the bag after an incredible juggling catch by Jermaine Kearse. All the Hawks had to do was hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch on the 1-yard line and let “Beast Mode” end the game, but instead Wilson threw a game-ending interception.And that is why I think the Seattle offensive coordinator is the real MVP. Brady might be the official Super Bowl XLIX MVP, but he won by default. Brady didn’t really do anything important except throw two interceptions. Gronkowski had an important touchdown reception, but I still wouldn’t call it MVP status.Wilson was the better quarterback during the game, but gave up Seattle’s only turnover with the costly interception. Lynch and Richard Sherman were both quiet, too, and if I had to pick an MVP I would choose Chris Matthews, who didn’t have a single catch all season except for his four catches for 109 yards in the Super Bowl. The undrafted 25-year-old is in his first season in the NFL and was just signed off of Seattle’s practice squad in December. His first catch came in the second quarter and was Wilson’s first completion of the night, helping to get Seattle’s offense in motion.With that said, I don’t think I would’ve been totally satisfied if the Seahawks had won, either. I consider them lucky to even be playing for a Super Bowl after a pretty lucky win over Green Bay. Couple that with the fact that they almost won on Kearse’s miraculous juggling reception, and I was having a hard time getting over how lucky the Seahawks were.But I am not convinced that the Patriots deserved to win either. With Deflategate now the second cheating scandal during Brady and Belichick’s reign, I question the Pats’ morals and integrity, and basically every game they’ve ever won. I was completely impartial to Deflategate until I saw Brady’s interview with Bob Costas in which his answers came across as evasive and calculated. To be fair, though, I also know that Pete Carroll might not even be the Seattle head coach right now if he hadn’t been caught in a scandal of his own here at USC.Moreover, I don’t like that Brady won the Super Bowl and the MVP on a defensive play. I don’t think the Patriots won so much as Seattle simply failed to finish.And finally, the last straw was the commercials. If I was going to be this dissatisfied with the outcome of the game, I wish I could have at least found some consolation in the commercials. I can count on one hand the number of commercials I found amusing.last_img read more

‘Dream come true’- Kudus Mohammed’s first interview as an Ajax player [VIDEO]

first_imgNew Ajax Amsterdam signing Kudus Mohammed has described his move from Danish side FC Nordsjælland to the Dutch champions as ‘dream come true’.On Thursday, the soon to be 20 year old signed a 5-year deal reportedly worth €9 million.In his first interview with Ajax TV, the former Right to Dream opened up on his style of play, the opportunity to play champions league football and how speaking to Ajax goalkeeper André Obama could help him adjust to life in the Dutch capital.WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW:last_img read more

Sammy Lee: “Michael had a huge personality”

first_imgSammy Lee (Liverpool, 1959) played as a midfielder for Liverpool from 1976 to 1986, where he met and became friends with Michael Robinson. The two also played for QPR and Osasuna after leaving Liverpool.What was Michael like?The thing about Michael is that he had a huge personality. When he came to Liverpool, he entered a very good team and made a fantastic contribution to the football club, but, for me personally, he was more than that. He was just an absolutely excellent guy in every way and his death is a sad, sad loss for all of football.What impact did Michael have on your career?When I finished my time in Liverpool as a player, Michael was very, very important in my departure first to QPR when he was there, and then, and even more important to me, Osasuna in Spain. He was crucial in all of those decisions of mine, and he played a hugely important role in everything I learned on the stage after Liverpool, both as a player and as a coach.So Michael was helping you when you left LiverpoolWhen you leave Liverpool no matter where you go, it is always difficult. Michael first helped make this happen by influencing me to go to the QPR and then helping me adjust to life in London; It was very important because it was not an easy moment for me, personally or professionally. Leaving the club you have loved and been with all your life is a brutal change and Michael helped me a lot. How was your time together in Spain?He was excellent with me in all of that – it’s always difficult to leave the club you grew up with and supported all your life – but that moment comes for everyone and both Michael and his wife Chris helped a lot and made life much easier for me and my wife. After Liverpool it was the best experience I had as a player because I got to know a new culture and that’s where my love for training started, because I was lucky to go to Osasuna in Pamplona and the people there were absolutely fantastic with me and Michael. That was my best football experience as a player after leaving Liverpool.Football was everything to Michael …Yes, he had a passion for life and soccer and I think that all this passion was evident on TV, his knowledge of soccer was evident. I noticed it in every conversation I had with him.After his injury, he knew how to start a career on television.He knew how to take advantage of what happened to him and created a second option in the world of commentators in Spain, he was loved, and rightly so because he was passionate about it. He loved life, the main parts of his life were his family and soccer and he was passionate about both.People here in Spain are absolutely devastated …It was just a guy with great enthusiasm. He came out of it in everything he did, both in his playing days and in his later career. So they love him in Spain, I know they really love him.last_img read more