Central Astoria LDC Invites You To ‘Swing’ On By

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2017 Waterfront Concert Series continues on Thursday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. when 1930s/40s Jazz & Swing inspired band Fleur Seule will take the stage with their talented bandleader Allyson Briggs. Briggs will captivate you with her phenomenal voice, taking you on a wonderful trip to the big band days of yesteryear. Everyone is invited to attend this free concert on the beautiful Astoria Park waterfront. Bring a blanket or chair and “swing” by early because this concert is a must see!

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Danait Berhe
Lincoln Center Kicks Off Midsummer Night Swing 2016 Season Tonight

New York’s premier summer dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, returns for its 28th season, tonight, June 21, through July 9.

Midsummer Night Swing brings together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from diverse backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance. Acclaimed bands will play as dancers Lindy hop, salsa, hustle, Charleston, tango, and more in a gorgeous, open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues)…

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Danait Berhe
Midsummer Night Swing Week Two Kicks Off 6/28

New York’s greatest outdoor dance party – Midsummer Night Swing – adds magic to summer evenings in the city with dancing under the stars in the open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center (West 62nd Street between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues). From June 21 through July 9, Midsummer Night Swing brings together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from diverse backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance. Acclaimed bands will play as dancers Lindy hop, salsa, hustle, Charleston, tango, and more…

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Danait Berhe
BWW Review: Michael Feinstein’s SING ME A SWING SONG Breezes, Bounces and Bows at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2016 Popular Song series at the Appel Room ended this year’s agenda on June 8 with host Michael Feinstein’s appreciation of the interconnection between swing and popular song, a subject about which he’s clearly enthusiastic. Each musical era, he suggests, is previewed by a song marking change: “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” ushered in ragtime, “Sing, Sing Sing,” prefaced swing, “Rock Around the Clock” heralded rock n’ roll.

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Danait Berhe
Michael Feinstein’s Jazz and Popular Song Series Returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room for Shows in April, May and June

When Michael Feinstein was in his 20s and sitting at the piano in The Algonquin Hotel’s fabled Oak Room, the preternaturally informed musician aspired to a successful career in music. Decades later, when Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Director of Jazz and Popular Song began this series in 2011, he undoubtedly hoped it would grow into a highly anticipated annual. Both goals were inevitable…

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Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein, Christine Ebersole & More Take Part in SINATRA 100 Holiday Spectacular!

New York personalities, style icons and real estate ‘superbrokers’ Tom Postilio & Mickey Conlon just hosted their annual holiday spectacular at the Edison Ball Room, honoring Frank Sinatra for his 100th birthday. The evening also featured special performances with a 16-piece Sinatra 100 Orchestra and a Sinatra memorabilia gallery.

Attendees included: Michael FeinsteinChristine EbersoleMichele LeeGloria ReubenMario BuattaRex Reed, and Alexander Smalls…

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Danait Berhe