Music

Mames Babegenush: Where Eastern European Ecstacy Meets Nordic Funk

On its surface, it would appear to be a rather unlikely musical mash up. But this six-piece Danish klezmer band, has actually gained quite a reputation among a diverse range of fans since forming in Copenhagen in 2004.

Judy Collins Looks at Life From Both Sides Now

It’s hard to fathom the impact singer/songwriter Judy Collins had on the music scene back in the 1960s and early ’70s. Not only is...

“Romeo and Juliet” Redux, Courtesy of Benatar and Giraldo

Rock superstar Pat Benatar and her husband, Neil Giraldo, after 40 years together, still identify strongly with “Romeo and Juliet.” So much so, in fact, that they’re developing a musical based on the play.

Village Board Calls for Standards Before Waiving Licensing Fees for Non-Profits

The Sag Harbor mayor and trustees voted 5-0 on August 13 to have their attorney draft a proposed code amendment “to clarify our standards” for exemptions from licensing fees, as Trustee James Larocca put it in his motion. The exemption would not apply to reimbursements for the village’s police and other personnel costs.

G.E. Smith’s PORTRAITS series brings Tommy Emmanuel and Amy Helm to Guild Hall

On Tuesday, August 13, at 8 p.m., G.E. Smith presents his next PORTRAITS show at Guild Hall with featured artists Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel and Americana musician Amy Helm.

Pianofest Students Make Themselves at Home

One house, four weeks, 11 pianos, 12 musicians. The result is a limitless level of talent, energy and camaraderie. Welcome to Pianofest in the Hamptons.

Music Festival May Have More Luck This Time with Bid for a Fee Waiver

There were signs last week that the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees, under a new mayor, may be open to waiving the licensing fees it charges the non-profit Sag Harbor American Music Festival to use public facilities.

Music Festival Asks Once More for a Break on Sag Harbor’s Fees for Events

There were signs last week that the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees, under a new mayor, may be open to waiving the licensing fees it charges the non-profit Sag Harbor American Music Festival to use public facilities.

Abelita Mateus Takes Piano to ‘The Terrace’

Abelita Mateus is a singer, songwriter and pianist, part of the new generation of great Brazilian musicians.

Dawn Beyer Comes Home

For Dawn Beyer, her story has always been about family. Family is how she got her first guitar.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Celebrates the Classical Female Voice

When we recall the names of the world’s greatest composers, it is generally the male names that come to mind — Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms. But what of the women?

Reinventing Cuban Musical Traditions

Maria Bacardi still recalls the scene in vivid detail — her mother, family and friends sitting around the kitchen table at their home in Madrid singing boleros, the emotionally-laden songs of old Cuba.

Choral Society of the Hamptons Embraces Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is best known for his symphonies, concertos and operas, especially those written in Vienna.

Benatar, Giraldo Helm ‘Romeo & Juliet Project’

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history.

Jill Eikenberry Takes a Chance on Love

The theme “taking a chance on love” has been on Jill Eikenberry’s mind.

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Finding the Many Layers of Black History

For years, Dean Mitchell refused to show his face — not to accept the awards he won in fine art shows, not when the magazines came knocking, and certainly not to promote himself. Because in order to keep gaining momentum, no one could know he was African American.

Rodeo Meets Coney Island Sideshow in Hillbilly Burlesque

Anyone who thinks the Bronx is no place for a cowboy has never met Angelo Iodice. His childhood playground was Pelham Bay Park — the largest public park in New York City — where he and his brother would ride horses through the forest and even sneak off to the beach and take them swimming. They had found a whole new world in their borough that didn’t involve hard concrete or wailing sirens, he said. And when he saw his first rodeo at Madison Square Garden, he was hooked.

Dance Troupe Revisits the Tragic Story of Four Little Girls

It’s written on his face. It moves through his chest, his arms, his legs. It speaks through the tap shoes on his feet — the power, voice and nuance of the African-American experience, informed by the generations who have come before him. For Omar Edwards, it’s the legacy of hoofers who shaped his future — the legendary Gregory Hines and his own cousin, Savion Glover, who exposed him to other strong black men leading by example.