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Local Musician Jill Fiore Entertains and Inspires From Her Fire Escape

A crowd gathered on Essex Street between Grand and Hester streets (above Delancy Car Service) last weekend for an inspired performance by local musician Jill Fiore. She’s been getting some attention by keeping people dancing with her warm-hearted and creative pandemic work-around, by performing live on her fire escape. …

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Abrons Arts Center Teams Up with Publica, Featuring Puerto Rican Artists

Abrons Arts Center has announced a month-long co-residency program, teaming up with Puerto Rico-based cultural center Pública. La Residencia, a co-located residency program that …

NPR Music announced singer-songwriter Linda Diaz as the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest winner.
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Lower East Sider Linda Diaz Wins NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2020 Contest

Earlier this week, NPR Music announced the winner of their 2020 Tiny Desk Contest is Linda Diaz, a singer-songwriter with local roots. Diaz was born and raised on the Lower East Side and now lives in Brooklyn. …

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Drummer Amos Gabia Pays Tribute to Essential Workers, Entertains Neighbors

 

A local resident sent along these uplifting video clips. The Lo-Down reader noticed Ghanian drummer, Amos Gabia, coming out every evening at 7pm …

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Private Piano Lessons in New York, Sponsored by New York Piano School

Some people have fond memories of taking piano lessons as a child, but for many others, the experience was less-than-inspiring. Perhaps their …

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Upcycled Art Shines in Show at Pearl River Mart Gallery

There was a special performance last night at the gallery of the family-owned Asian emporium Pearl River Mart. The German dance troop, Cocoondance, performed …

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“Klezmer For Beginners” Debuts at Abrons Arts Center

A comedic Klezmer mash-up, of sorts, is debuting at Abrons Arts Center for three nights starting tomorrow, April 11 – Saturday, April 13, 2019. …

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Sing in a Summer Choral Group at Two Bridges Music (Sponsored)

Founded in January 2014 by classical pianist July Yang, the Two Bridges Music program provides high quality music lessons at an accessible cost to …

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Two Bridges Music Brings Free Outdoor Klezmer Concert to Abrons This Weekend

There’s a fun free concert happening outdoors at Abrons Arts Center this weekend, featuring a Klezmer music performance presented by a “Quintet Special” from …

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Sponsored: Sign Up For Third Street’s Musical Theatre Workshop!

Want to be a “triple threat?” Singing, Dancing and Acting! Sign up for our Third Street’s Musical Theatre Workshop! For ages 9 – 14 …

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Sponsored: Sign Up For Third Street’s Musical Theatre Workshop!

Want to be a “triple threat?” Singing, Dancing and Acting! Sign up for our Third Street’s Musical Theatre Workshop! For ages 9 – 14 …

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2 Bridges Music Arts Opens in the East Broadway Mall

Here’s something unexpected. A record/book store and arts space has opened in the East Broadway Mall, under the Manhattan Bridge. …

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(Sponsored) Music Together in the City Offers L.E.S. Classes

A LIFETIME OF MUSIC BEGINS TODAY!

Bring your child (0-4 years) to one of our fun-filled classes. Explore musical play, child-friendly instruments, as well …

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The NuBlu Orchestra Comes to East River Park Bandshell in Tribute to Butch Morris

Tomorrow night’s SummerStage performance features longstanding local favorite, NuBlu Orchestra. The group was born out of the core group of musicians associated with the Lower East Side club on Avenue C of the same name. …

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Summerstage Returns to East River Park August 9

Coming up next week, Summerstage heads down to the Lower East Side for several concerts at the East River Park Bandshell. …