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Lincoln Center Festival 2012

Since its inaugural season in 1996, Lincoln Center Festival has received worldwide attention for presenting some of the broadest and most original performing arts programs in Lincoln Center’s history. 

This year's Lincoln Center Festival opens July 5-August 5 2012 including the New York premieres of two operas: Kaija Saariaho and Amin Maalouf’s monodrama Émilie on July 19, 21 and 22 performed by soprano Elizabeth Futral and directed by Marianne Weems. It was inspired by the life of French mathematician Émilie du Châtelet.


Guo Wenjing’s chamber opera, Feng Yi Ting debuts on July 26, 27 and 28, and was based on an ancient story of a legendary beauty who was the central figure in a dangerous rivalry, directed by Atom Egoyan.

Other top flight companies will perform as well including:

  • July 20, 21 and 22
    The Paris Opera Ballet will perform the U.S. premiere of Pina Bausch’s dance/opera Orpheus and Eurydice to music by C.W. Gluck.

  • July 20
    the Festival features a 70th birthday tribute to the late soul music icon Curtis Mayfield with a star line-up including 1990's music controversy lightning rod Sinéad O'Connor, rapper and soul singer Aloe Blacc and doo-wop group The Impressions.

  • July 11
    John Adams (minimalist compser of Nixon in China and Doctor Atomic) leads the Juilliard Orchestra and London’s Royal Academy of Music in concert in Avery Fisher HallImogen Cooper is the piano soloist.

In 17 seasons, the Festival will have presented nearly 1,260 performances of opera, music, dance, theater, and interdisciplinary forms by internationally acclaimed artists from more than 50 countries. To date, the Festival has commissioned more than 40 new works and offered some 130 world, U.S., and New York premieres. It places particular emphasis on showcasing contemporary artistic viewpoints and multidisciplinary works that push the boundaries of traditional performance.

Lincoln Center Festival is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), which serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of some 5,000 programs annually, LCPA complements the extraordinary offerings of the 10 other Lincoln Center resident organizations, bringing internationally acclaimed artists to hundreds of thousands of people each year through a variety of popular series. 

These programs include:

  • American Songbook
  • Great Performers
  • Lincoln Center Festival
  • Lincoln Center Out of Doors
  • Midsummer Night Swing
  • the Mostly Mozart Festival
  • White Light Festival
  • Live From Lincoln Center

In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects, now nearly complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus. Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. 

Lincoln Center Festival 2012
July 5-August 5 2012

Alice Tully Hall
65th Street and Broadway

Avery Fisher Hall
64th Street and Broadway

Clark Studio Theater
165 W. 65th Street, 7th floor (the Rose Bldg.)

David H. Koch Theater
Broadway at 63rd Street

Gerald W. Lynch Theater
John Jay College
524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue

New York City Center for Music and Drama
131 W. 55th Street

Rose Theater
Frederick P. Rose Hall (Time Warner Center)
60th Street and Broadway 


Latin Alternative Music Conference Brings Latest in Latin Sound to New York

LAMCThe Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) July 11 - 14 2012 at the New Yorker Hotel (481 8th Ave) brings together new and innovative minds looking to change the Latin music world, as well free concerts and events at Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival at the Prospect Park.

A four day conference providing networking opportunities with the genre’s leading artists, music entrepreneurs, journalists, marketers, managers and programmers, , as well as numerous industry panels, showcases and events for LAMC registrants, LAMC includes panels and Q&As on:

  • The role of NPR, satellite radio and specialty broadcasters
  • Games as the new radio
  • Youtube’s role in producing new hit-makers

Along with informative panels, there is a wide range of musical acts, including:

  • La Santa Cecilia 
  • Martin Buscaglia
  • Carla Morrison
  • Las Acevedo
  • Adrianigual
  • Alex Anwandter
  • Las Cafeteras 
  • Calle 13
  • Ritmo Machine
  • Ana Tijoux
  • Kinky
  • Los Autenticos Decadentes,
  • 3BallMTY 
  • DJ Raff

The LAMC is extremely popular and sells out frequently. The LAMC is a music conference with a mission, their statement:  “Support change, support music, art and culture. Support the LAMC.”

To learn more, go to

Latin Alternative Music Conference
July 11 – 14

New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001

CBGB Fest 2012 Brings Back The Bowery and the Blitzkrieg Bop

cbgb fest posterJohnny Thunders said you can’t put your arms around a memory, but at least you can celebrate a memory with over 25 amazing New York punk acts. From July 5-8, 2012, The CBGB Festival will be blitzkreiging across Manhattan and Brooklyn.

You may ask yourself, “what does CBGB mean and what does it have to do with punk?” Opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal, CBGB actually stands for Country Blue Grass and Blues, but since none of those acts would set foot in 1970’s New York Bowery, the club showcased acts desperate enough to play there like The Ramones, The Damned, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, The Talking Heads, The Stooges, and other fine upstanding citizens.

The club itself shut down in 2006, but the memory lives on and is celebrated by this festival.  The music festival includes over 300 acts spread out over 30 venues. Bands include :

  • Tommy Ramone
  • Jahn Xavier
  • Andy Shernoff
  • Tom Wynbrandt
  • Steve Almaas
  • Deborah Frost
  • Agnostic Front
  • L.A. Guns
  • Lachi and Meridian Gold
  • Lisa Bianco and The Fury
  • Maximum Penalty
  • Sick F*cks
  • The War on Drugs
  • Thee Swank Bastards

Not just a music festival, the CBGB Festival also includes a wide range of films on the history of the punk scene. Movies being shown include:

  • American Hardcore (with special guests)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Clash (Premiere, with special guests)
  • Just Around the Corner (Premiere, with special guests)
  • Vinyl (Premiere, with special guests)
  • Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen

CBGB Festival will also present two days of film and photography veterans hosting workshops that will educate/inform/guide young artists on how to succeed in today's ever-changing film and photography business at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema (143 East Houston St.) and the Magno Screening Room (729 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor). Speakers include:

  • Missy Cohen
  • Eric Lau
  • Kenzo Digital
  • Stephen Trask
  • Tony Jannelli

And more.

So come one, come all to celebrate the filth and the fury! The CBGB Festival is a summer music fest that is sure to assault the sense. GABBA GABBA HEY!

For more information, go to

The CBGB Festival
July 5-8, 2012

Various Locations

Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston St.
New York, NY

Magno Screening Room
729 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor
Times Square
New York, NY

2012 New Music Seminar & NY Music Fest Brings Info & Music Together

new music logo bigOver 25 years ago, The New Music Seminar had dominated the New York indie music scene as one of two go-to events (the other being CMJ's Music Marathon) for bands, managers, rock critics, concerts bookers, club owners, deejays, and every other kind of this world's denizens to network and get business done outside the major labels' control.

It has been revived and is an organization that looks to “create a new economic model that rewards artists, their investors and those in artist services” is organizing the New York Music Festival across 17 venues from June 17th - 20th, 2012, in addition to the seminar itself.

Part concert, part indie music summit the 2012 New Music Seminar & NY Music Fest brings together musicians, and industry movers-and-shakers coming to discuss and consider different views on the future of the music industry and how it can better help artists.

Read more: 2012 New Music Seminar & NY...

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