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Valentine's Day Weekend Upcoming Events, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Valentine's Day Weekend Upcoming Events, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Posted Feb 8, 2017

This weekend, the most romantic place in town is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, where events include outstanding jazz vocalists from three distinct generations and styles offering just the right blend of swing and seduction to get you in the musical mood for Valentine’s Day. The headliner in Jazz at Lincoln Center's big Rose Theater is the sumptuously-voiced Dianne Reeves – one of the gold standard of contemporary jazz singers - whose current album, “Beautiful Life,” contains what might be my single favorite song by her, a lavishly-re-imagined and de-reggae’d version of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain.” (Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11) Meanwhile in the more intimate space of Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the man of the moment is the veteran Freddy Cole, who is the torchbearer for a dynasty of musicians (including his late brother Nat and niece Natalie) that has been serenading lovers for over 75 years. (Thursday, February 9, through Sunday, February 12) On V-Day itself, the exceptional young singer Brianna Thomas takes the stage at Dizzy’s. Like Ms. Reeves and Mr. Cole, her music is rife with rhythm, romance, and constant invention – not to mention a formidable sense of humor. (Tuesday, February 14) The only thing left for JALC to do is install a flowers and candy concession somewhere on the fifth floor of the Time-Warner Center – maybe it’s not a coincidence that they call it “rose” hall.

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Ring in the New Year in New York City

Ring in the New Year in New York City

Updated Feb 6, 2017

New York City’s Five Boroughs Offer Festive Ways to Welcome 2017 Throughout New Year’s Eve Weekend

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Holiday Shows in New York City

Holiday Shows in New York City

Updated Feb 6, 2017

From “The Nutcracker Ballet” to The Rockettes, the season comes to life each year through live music, classic holiday performances and traditional song. If you plan to visit NYC between now and New Year’s Eve, be sure to add some merriment to your itinerary and take in a few live holiday shows. 

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Dizzy Gillespie Festival

Dizzy Gillespie Festival

Updated Feb 6, 2017

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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5 Boroughs of NYC

5 Boroughs of NYC

Updated Feb 6, 2017

One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive in New York City is that it’s really more like many cities in one. The five boroughs of NYC are perhaps the most noticeable of these divisions and include the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Here is a brief description of each area, along with some links to more information. Happy traveling!

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Top New York City Events December 2016

Top New York City Events December 2016

Updated Feb 6, 2017

The holidays are now in full swing and NYC is brimming with activities for everyone. Whether you hope to take in some of the world’s best Christmas light displays or complete your holiday shopping at one of New York’s popular holiday markets, we have you covered. Or you can opt to escape the seasonal madness and visit “The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism,” a large warehouse-sized exhibit at Industria in the West Village.

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Monty Alexander "Looking Back"

Monty Alexander "Looking Back"

Updated Feb 6, 2017

Jazz Standard

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Roger Miller's "Big River"

Roger Miller's "Big River"

Updated Feb 6, 2017

City Center

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Salon Ziba: Comfort & Style Made Easy

Salon Ziba: Comfort & Style Made Easy

Updated Feb 6, 2017