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It Must be Summer: Open Studios in Bushwick and Music in the Parks

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Bushwick Open Studios art festival is presenting over 600 shows this weekend — and summer festivals start next week.

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Ask Me Another Takes Summer Stage

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, and Jonathan Coulton, the one-man house band for Ask Me Another, discuss their upcoming show this Friday, which kicks off Central Park's SummerStage.

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Gig Alert: Amadou & Mariam

Friday, August 03, 2012

Malian musicians Amadou & Mariam bring their melodic blend of desert blues and Afropop to Central Park Summerstage on Saturday. Download their new song "Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)."

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Bobby Womack, Big Daddy Kane and UCB to Perform at SummerStage

Monday, April 23, 2012

Soul legend Bobby Womack, hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane and improv troupe The Upright Citizens Brigade are among the artists who will be performing at this year's SummerStage. The free outdoor performance series, now in its 27th year, will feature more than 110 shows, including 16 theater and dance premieres, at 18 city parks this summer.

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Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and Martha Wainwright Pay Homage to Shel Silverstein

Friday, August 05, 2011

On Saturday, the sidewalk ends in Central Park. The author, poet, songwriter and cartoonist Shel Silverstein -- known to many for children's books like Where the Sidewalk Ends -- will be lauded in a, um, "Shelebration" as part of Central Park's SummerStage series.

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Gig Alert: Brasil Summerfest

Friday, July 22, 2011

The first annual Brasil Summerfest kicks off in Central Park on Sunday. Gear up for the fest with a free download of “Desabafo” from the Latin hip-hop pioneer Marcelo D2.

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Gig Alert: Rita Indiana

Friday, July 08, 2011

The hotly anticipated Rita Indiana and her electro merengue revolution hits Summerstage and SOBs on Saturday. Download her hit single "El Blue de Ping Pong" here.

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Female Stars Rise Up at Latin Alternative Music Festival

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Now in its twelfth year, the Latin Alternative Music Conference kicks off on Wednesday in New York City. At this year's conferene, it's all about the mujeres. Check out videos of new female voices represented at the conference — ranging from the queer superstar novelist Rita Indiana to the Mexican indie goddess Lo Blondo here.

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Gig Alert: Novalima

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The innovative Afro-Peruvian collective Novalima joins Ely Guerra and Jarabe de Palo at Summerstage on Wednesday. Download Novalima's "Se Me Van" here.

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Gig Alerts: Holy Ghost!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The vintage dance duo open up for Hot Chip tonight at SummerStage. Download their slinky track "Say My Name."

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Gig Alerts: Jovanotti

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Italian pop star performs at Central Park's SummerStage this Saturday. Download his fiery jam "Adagio (Con Il Ritmo Nel Cuore)."

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African Music Takes the Stage

Friday, July 09, 2010

African bands Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Konono No. 1, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and Burkina Electric perform throughout the city and ensure that New York's focus on Africa continues beyond the World Cup.

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Gig Alerts: El Guincho

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Spanish indie electronic artist performs at SummerStage as part of the Latin American Music Conference. Download his playful track "Palmitos Park."

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Gig Alerts: Baaba Maal

Monday, June 14, 2010

The eclectic Senegalese singer and guitarist performs at Central Park SummerStage tonight. Download his mellifluous track "Dakar Moon."

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