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  • Two FREE Carnegie Hall Concerts with Renowned Conductor

    On June 6 and 7 conductor Benjamin Zander returns to Carnegie Hall with his acclaimed Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BPYO) to give two free concerts with two separate and ambitious programs, an unprecedented feat by a youth orchestra. 

     

    Concert-goers will be in for an added treat when the maestro offers a 45 minute-long, preconcert talk on music, leadership and possibility thinking, his first in New York. Zander’s ability to inspire is why he was asked to deliver three keynote and closing addresses at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Some eight million viewers have tuned into Zander’s now legendary TED talk  http://bit.ly/1gmJpzP.  His best-selling book “The Art of Possibility,” co-written with his former wife Rosamund Zander, has been translated into 17 languages.

     

    A mere four years old, the orchestra consists of 120 young people, ranging in age from 12 to 21 and chosen through highly selective auditions. Under Zander’s guidance, the BPYO has been molded into an orchestra taken seriously by the international music world, from Yo Yo Ma to Simon Rattle. After hearing the orchestra, Rattle noted, “it was completely astounding… a performance that blew the pros away.” When the BPYO made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, The New York Times said “brilliantly played, fervently felt” and “the concert was one that any music lover would savor.”

     

    Zander himself started composing music at the age of nine and came to the attention of towering composer Benjamin Britten with whom he studied. BPYO is a continuation of Zander’s life’s work, who has spent decades educating people in both music and the art of possibility. Bringing the two worlds together to develop young people is the essence of the youth orchestra. 

     

    This go-round at Carnegie Hall, the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra reprises two high-intensity programs that had close to 1500 people clamoring for tickets the first day they went on sale and lines snaking around Boston’s Symphony Hall for a quarter of a mile. The Boston concerts received raucously enthusiastic standing ovations from attendees and extraordinary praise from critics. In a city blessed with an abundance of classical music talent, the BYPO was singled out by Boston’s ArtsFuse magazine, which named their concert the best orchestral performance of 2015.

     

    CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT PROGRAMS

    Monday, June 6 & Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / 8 PM Stern Auditorium

     

    June 6

    Glinka / Overture to “Ruslan and Ludmila”
Stravinsky / Violin Concerto in D Major
Debussy / “La Mer”
Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 5 in E Minor

     

    June 7

    Beethoven / Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Stravinsky / “The Rite of Spring”

     

    Individuals can obtain up to 4 free tickets per person for each concert by visitinghttps://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/6/6/0800/PM/Boston-Philharmonic-Youth-Orchestra/

     

     

     

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  • Lucky Jukebox Brigade Set To Play Arlene's Grocery On March 5th!

    Indie rock 5-piece Lucky Jukebox Brigade are set to play Arlene's Grocery on March 5th in New York, NY! The band is also gearing up to release their new EP, Savage Fantastic, on February 26, 2016.
     
    Saturday, March 5th - EP Release Show w/ Citris & The Royal Wigs
     
    Arlene’s Grocery
    Tickets - $10
    Doors - 10PM
    Show - 10:30PM
     

    Building buzz towards the official release of Savage Fantastic, Lucky Jukebox Brigade just recently teamed up with idobi Radio to exclusively premiere their new single "Bertyl"! Listen to "Bertyl", here: http://bit.ly/1nfBFq1. The band also exclusively premiered their first single "Little Fangs" with BUST Magazine, here: http://bit.ly/1NtOhST.On the heels of two successful self-released albums, Lucky Jukebox Brigade turned to Mike Watts to produce their upcoming EP, known for his work with The Dear Hunter, As Tall As Lions, Gates, Glassjaw, and more. Reminiscent of Rubblebucket and Arcade Fire, Lucky Jukebox Brigade has created a unique style of their own.

     
    Lucky Jukebox Brigade was born in 2010 when lead singer Deanna DeLuke was couchsurfing across the country with a backpack and a ukulele. Looking to start a band, she posted ads in every town she liked and planned on moving wherever she found the right people. That turned out to be her hometown of Albany, NY. In its early days, the band ballooned into an 11 piece that included two tubas and a musical saw. After two self-released albums and a national tour, the Brigade has shapeshifted into a 5-piece party made up of DeLuke, Geppi Iaia(bass), Michael DeMarco (drums), Jimmy Affatigato (guitar/saxophone/clarinet), and Chris Weatherly(trumpet/euphonium/synth/keys/flute).
     
    Lucky Jukebox Brigade is set to play Arlene's Grocery on March 5th in New York, NY! For more information, please visit: www.luckyjukeboxbrigade.com/
     
     
     
    Check out more on Lucky Jukebox Brigade here: 
     
     
    Upcoming Shows
    Feb 27 - Albany, NY @ The Hollow
    Mar 5 - New York, NY @ Arlene's Grocery
     

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  • BANDITS at Bowery Electric on 2/26!

    2/26 - Manhattan, NY @ Bowery Electric Tickets are $8
    Opening for Tall Days and The Kickback


    BANDITS recently premiered their new song “Wheels” with Diffuser.fm! This highly anticipated release was mastered by Brian Gardner, the Grammy award-winning engineer who has worked with iconic artists such as Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Listen to “Wheels” on Diffuser.fm, here: http://bit.ly/1PMiGtA.

    The psychedelic and explosive trio, BANDITS, are gearing up to hit the road on February 17th in Lawrence, KS. They will be stopping in 8 cities across the US. For more information on BANDITS, please visit: http://www.banditsmusic.com/.

    Check out more on BANDITS here:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrandedBandits/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandits_r_us
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bandits_r_us/
    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/banditsband

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  • Jack N' For Beats Rap Competition at the Roc N Sole Store!


    The Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey sponsored rap competition Jack N' For Beats went down at the Roc N Sole store on Atlantic Avenue where competitors battled for a chance to win $10,000 and a studio session with DJ Khaled and A&R Director AJ Ahmed. The store was packed full of aspiring MC's looking to take the #1 spot. The competition, separated into several rounds where rappers chose a beat and spit 16 bars of their best rhymes, drew talent from all over NYC, New Jersey, and upstate New York hoping to make it to the last round where they would then be put up against other winners from across the nation.

    Winner, Jadon Woodard, killed the competition hands down. With the audience in a roar after his final line; "stop acting dumb hard" it was very clear who the winner was. His ability to freestyle on command, tactfully approach his competitors weaknesses, yet overall laid back demeanor made him shine in the last round.

    After the competition, Style Music TV had the opportunity to sit down with the Director of A&R for Jack N' For Beats; AJ Ahmed:

    "I'm happy we had a decent turn out and the cool thing was everybody respected each other, everybody was chill even though [the winner] murdered the competition. It was a cool setting and a good look for everybody."

    "The cool thing is for Jack Honey to do this is a big look for the community."

    When asked how would AJ compare the NYC edition with the other tour stops:

    "I think the energy was cool.. I love that fact that heavyweights like Envy, Suss One, Ty Ty, and Emory were all in the house. Like you don't get that opportunity to be that close to them to be like 'yo you heard me?' That's the type of stuff that we offer that no body else does... New York had the heavy hitters for sure."

    When asked about what artists need in order to really blow up:

    "I think consistency. There's so many rappers, everybody is a rapper nowadays. So if you don't have the consistency or the drive to make it, you could see thousands of other people."

    When discussing what made the winner, Jadon Woodard, stand out:

    "He stood out cause he had better flow, better delivery; he was able to captivate the crowd. A lot of them that came up to the mic were nervous and also didn't really project their voice. When you don't project your voice you also show a sign that you're nervous to talk in front of a crowd. Some of them said the same bars four, five times and that's how they got disqualified."

    Overall, the NYC stop for the Jack N' For Beats competition was an exciting evening and a great opportunity for everyone involved.

    -MEGA


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  • OCRF's 18th Annual Super Saturday


    On Saturday, July 25th the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund held their 18th annual Super Saturday event in Water Mill, NY. Hosted by Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa, the annual event is a daylong fundraiser complete with a designer garage sale, kids' carnival, and luxury raffle. Some of the designers with heavily discounted merchandise included: Donna Karan, DVF, Vince, Henri Bendel, Marc Jacobs, and Brooks Brothers (who were selling merchandise for $10 a piece in the event's last hour!) 

    In addition to shopping,  guests enjoyed a braid bar from PRIV, messages, and make up touch ups from Tre'StiQue. New York and Southampton hot spot Sant Ambroeus catered the event providing food and gourmet treats all day. 

    OCRF and QVC united once again for “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE,” a live, on-site broadcast which offered viewers nationwide the chance to purchase premier fashion, beauty, jewelry, accessories and home items for half the suggested.

    by Angeli Kakade




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