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Three More Shows Join Headliner Lineup at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Feb 25, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall9-time GRAMMY® Winner Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, "WHEELS OF SOUL" Summer Tour 2015 featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band + Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and The Steep Canyon Rangers

Tickets for all 3 shows on Sale Friday February 27 at 10AM

Rochester N.Y. - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced three more headliner shows for the nine-day 14th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 19-27. Trumpet legend Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; WHEELS OF SOUL - Summer Tour 2015 with Tedeschi Trucks Band and very special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plus Doyle Bramhall II, and the Steep Canyon Rangers join previously announced headliners Diana Krall, Jennifer Hudson and Gary Clark Jr. The Steep Canyon Rangers previously played at XRIJF with Steve Martin at four sold-out shows.

Spotlight to be on Superstar Violinist Joshua Bell During Performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Aug. 21, 2014 at SPAC

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Violinist Joshua Bell, renowned as one of today's singular musical talents, will be a featured soloist during the upcoming summer 2015 season of The Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Lauded by the Boston Herald as "the greatest American violinist active today" and the Houston Chronicle as the "most perfect interpreter of this generation," Mr. Bell's performance will highlight the August 21 program of the Orchestra's annual SPAC residency.

National Ballet of China to Bring Original Masterpiece 'The Peony Pavilion' to SPAC Stage in 2015

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

National Ballet of ChinaSaratoga Springs, N.Y. - The National Ballet of China, a beloved national symbol in its homeland and an iconic cultural emissary to the global community, will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) July 21 and 22, announced President and Executive Director Marcia J. White. Accompanied by The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra, the company's SPAC engagement will feature the Saratoga premiere of The Peony Pavilion, the internationally-acclaimed adaptation of a classic Chinese romantic tale.

SPAC to Feature the Talents of TV and Broadway Star Megan Hilty and Popular Conductor Steven Reineke

Feb 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

At Pops Night with The Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - In a few short years, Megan Hilty has gone from understudy on Broadway to a star of stage, screen, and music whose impressive accomplishments mark her as one of the fastest rising talents in the entertainment world. Steven Reineke's boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation's most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. Ms. Hilty and Mr. Reineke come together to headline Pops Night with The Philadelphia Orchestra on August 13, during the Orchestra's 2015 summer residency at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

NYC & Company Features the Meatpacking District as the Next Spotlight in Neighborhood X Neighborhood

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Neighborhood Campaign Encourages Exploration of Attractions, Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, Restaurants and More 

New York, N.Y. (Sept. 3) - NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the Meatpacking District as the next Neighborhood x Neighborhood feature. Owing its name to the many New York City meatpacking plants that once called the neighborhood home, the Meatpacking District has retained its historical character and cobblestone streets. Now known for its fashionable shops, quality restaurants and trendy nightlife scene, the cutting-edge neighborhood is conveniently accessible by the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and L subway lines. For more information on all there is to see and do in the Meatpacking District, visit nycgo.com/nxn.

Metropolitan Museum Launches Flagship App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Met AppNew York, N.Y. - Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum will launch today its flagship smartphone app-titled simply The Met-developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are.

The Met app is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and can be downloaded free from the App Store.

New “BBQ, Brews & Blues” Competition Spices Up Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

Aug 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Celebrated bassist Ben Williams and his band Sound EffectFeaturing Food Network's Marc Murphy

Friday, Sept 5 @ 7 p.m.

Celebrated jazz artist Ben Williams & Sound Effect to Perform

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The brand new, "BBQ, Brews & Blues" event featuring Food Network star Marc Murphy will usher in a weekend of gourmet events for the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival, September 5 - 7. Murphy, host of the Food Network's hit series Chopped, will host a competition style grill-off in which four of the Capital Region's best chefs face off against four Manhattan grill masters. The event will also feature chef-prepared food, BBQ and a variety of craft beers, wines and spirits as well as music by celebrated jazz bassist Ben Williams. Presented by Certified Angus Beef and Stella Artois, BBQ, Brews & Blues will be held on Friday, September 5 from 7 - 10pm.

The Wilderness Within: A Social Media Workshop

Aug 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join artist Holly Friesen on Monday, September 8th at 10:00 am at The Wild Center for The Wilderness Within. Poet and ecologist Gary Snyder said "It is in the deep mind that wilderness and the unconscious become one, and in some half-understood but very profound way, our relation to the outer ecologies seems conditioned by our inner ecologies. This is a metaphor, but it is also literal." Artist Holly Friesen will speak about this very phenomena in the making of her own contemporary landscape paintings. Holly is a working artist based out of Montreal, Canada and has painted the boreal forests and precambrian rock of Northern Quebec for decades.

9th Annual Festival in Clinton Begins August 23!

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Art & Music FestivalOpening Time is 10 a.m. Clinton, N.Y. - Celebrate the end of summer with us in a central New York village pretty enough to be on your calendar. Plan to make the trip to Clinton, New York on Saturday, August 23rd for a full day of exceptional live music, impressive artist wares and demonstrations, kids' activities, and a wide variety of interesting and healthy food selections. The Clinton Art and Music Festival, now in its ninth year, offers one of the most impressive and varied musical line-ups of any Upstate music festival, featuring over 20 musical acts -- from solo acoustic to 10-piece swing, Gypsy to Gospel, Irish to Oompah, jazz to Americana.

2014 Great NY State Fair to have Great Lakes Research ROV, 24/7 Weather Buoy in State Park Pond

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Syracuse, N.Y. -  The Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Signature Exhibit at the 2014 Great New York State Fair will have components in the permanent reflecting pool at the 375-acre Syracuse, NY, fairgrounds. The ‘cement pond' is part of the State Park, operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at the Fair. Twice daily, at 2pm and 4pm, the Great Lakes Research Consortium and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry ESF will demonstrate the use of a remotely-operated underwater vehicle/ROV in the pool. Information will be presented on how the high-tech equipment is used to further a science-based understanding of the Great Lakes.

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