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Philip Glass Presents Days and Nights Festival

The Days and Nights Festival is being held August 19 - September 4, 2011 at the Hidden days-logoValley Theatre in Carmel Valley and the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California.

Established by Philip Glass, one of America’s best-known composers, this new annual summer festival presents a series of performances across music, dance, theater, poetry and film in collaboration with Hidden Valley Music Seminars (Peter Meckel, General Director) and the Henry Miller Library (Magnus Toren, Director).

"The first season reflects keystones in Glass’s career in terms of the selection of works and performers, while future seasons will delve ever further into the evolution of the arts across time and space."

Artists include:

  • Philip Glass
  • Days and Nights Festival Playersdays-philip-glass
  • John Moran and Saori Tsukada 
  • members of YOA: Orchestra of the Americas
  • Molissa Fenley and Dancers
  • the Philip Glass Ensemble

Highlights are:

Drive-in Movie Night – "The Festival recreates a classic drive-in movie theater nestled between the beautiful hills of Carmel Valley, complete with large outdoor screen and local food vendors." Viewers can watch:

  • Kundun, Martin Scorsese‛s 1997 film about the early years of Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama
  • Tabloid, the new documentary from Errol Morris about Joyce McKinney

An Evening of Poetry at Henry Miller Library – Some of California’s leaddays-john-saoriing poets will be accompanied by Philip Glass and the YOA: Orchestra of the Americas string quartet. Poets scheduled to appear are:

  • Jerry Quickley
  • Eleni Sikelianos
  • Francesco Levato
  • Maria Teutsch

40 Year Retrospective with the Philip Glass Ensemble – Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble present a collection of work spanning Mr. Glass’s career. Included are highlights from Glassworks and Einstein on the Beach as well as scores for the film Koyanisqqatsi and The Truman Show.  

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Evenings of chamber music

Theatre presentations by John Moran…and his neighbor, Saori

Dance Performances – Molissa Fenley and Dancers perform brand new dance pieces, with Philip Glass on piano. Ms. Fenley will also be conducting dance workshops, as well as open rehearsals.

A screening of Dracula, the 1931 classic film, at the Henry Miller Library

For more information, go to

Days and Nights Festival
August 19 - September 4, 2011

Hidden Valley Theatre
Hidden Valley Music Seminars
88 W. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Henry Miller Memorial Library
Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Sunset Strip Music Festival: Mötley Crüe Rocks The Strip

The Fourth Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival is taking place August 18 - 20, 2sunset-strip-music-tommylee011 at the Cat Club, House of Blues Sunset Strip, Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room and Whisky A Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.

The three-day celebration of music is held along the iconic 1.6 mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard, celebrating the music and icons that have left an imprint on the legacy of The Strip.

On Saturday, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard so as to have outdoor stages, beer gardens, a VIP lounge, food trucks, interactive experiences and live performances within the venues during the day until 1-2 a.m.

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Warwick Valley Jazz Fest

The Warwick Valley Jazz Festival is taking place August 18 - 21, 2011 at Twarwick-jazz-logo-3he Courtyard on Railroad Ave., The Village Green, The Dautaj, Coquito NY and Utopian Direction Bookstore in Warwick, New York, in the Hudson Valley.

The 2011 Jazz Festival is a musician-based community event, conceived and produced by local jazz musician Steve Rubin.

The Festival kicks off Thursday with a performance by the David Crone Trio, followed by The NY Swing Exchange and the Skye Jazz Quintet.

Other performances through the weekend are by:warwick-jazz-rick-savage

  • 3D Ritmo De Vida 
  • Sherma Andrews
  • The Ray Barretto Legacy Band
  • Ben Basile Jazz Trio
  • Jeff Ciampa
  • Billy Drewes
  • Mark Egan
  • John Ehlis
  • Richard Kimball
  • The Chris Persad Group
  • Michael Purcell Quartet
  • Joel Rosenblatt
  • The Rick Savage 4tet with drummer Elliot Zigmund
  • Gabriele Tranchina
  • Joe Vincent Tranchina

Other events include a charity silent Auction on Saturday and the Warwick Jazz Allstars Brunch on Sunday.

Warwick prides itself on presenting live jazz at several venues around the Village. The Jazz Festival pulls together all of "the working entities under one collective umbrella, The Warwick Valley Jazz Festival. In addition to its direct effect on artists by hiring them, it synthesizes the tourism, local business and community interests."

For more information visit

Warwick Valley Jazz Festival
August 18 - 21, 2011

Coquito NY
31 Forester Ave.
Warwick, NY

The Dautaj
36 Oakland Ave.
Warwick, NY

The Courtyard on Railroad Ave.
Warwick, NY

Utopian Direction Bookstore
7 West Street
Warwick, NY

The Village Green
Railroad Ave.
Warwick, NY

Warwick Grove Neighborhood Center
4 Hudson Street
Warwick, NY

Escape to New York

Escape to New York is a party like no other. With top-notch musical acts, installations and escape-ny-festivalperformance art, and high-end camping, the 3-day music festival is running from August 5 - 7, 2011 on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton, New York.

The Shinnecock Tribe has lived in Eastern Long Island for thousands of years. A friendship between Rocco Gardener and tribe member Eric Douglas laid the groundwork for the Festival. Together, they decided to host a concert on the Reservation's main Pow Wow Ground.

When Rocco met Freddie Fellowes, creator of England's Secret Garden Party, their objective became getting the unique party to the Reservation. Escape to New York is the first event of its kind in the US.

Over 90 musical acts will perform on 4 stages throughout the weekend event. Headliners include:escape-to-ny-patti-smith

  • Patti Smith
  • Best Coast
  • Chairlift
  • The Postelles
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • Psychadelic Furs
  • White Rabbits
  • Graffiti6
  • of Montreal
  • The Jolly Boys
  • Reptar
  • Tiger Love

In addition to the musical talent, Escape to New York is bringing other forms of art to the forefront of the festival scene. Event producers Mark Winkel and Kevin Balktick were key players in transforming the Reservation into an engaging fantasy land. Festival-goers will be entertained by a plethora of different artists.

The MP3 Experiment by Improve Everywhere is a public event where participants download an MP3 to their mobile device. In the same location at a predetermined time, everybody presses Play and follows the instructions. Participants have a blast as the rest of the crowd tries to figure out what is going on.

Other performances and art installations include:

  • Gregory Skolozdra's Moon Flowers
  • Juliette Campbell's Shanghai Mermaid
  • Phillip Gulley's I Love to
  • Aaron Taylor Kuffner's The Gamelatron
  • Anakin Koenig's Cuddlefish

There will also be a series of lectures on unconventional scientific topics during the entire weekend.

Joining the artists and performers are culinary craftsmen Silkstone, known for The Fat Radish on the Lower East Side in New York City. There will be 12 New York-based restaurants at the Festival, such as Luke's Lobster and Brinkley's.

Best Beverages is curating the drinking experience for the event and have developed a cocktail menu featuring local, in-season produce for four bars on the site.

On Sunday, festival-goers are attempting to break the record for the world's largest brunch.

This luxury-laden festival doesn't stop there. There is high-class, glamorous camping, or "Glamping" for those who wish to stay overnight in style. Choose from several styles of accommodations and enjoy working showers and restrooms, shuttles to and from the main stage, and all the accouterments you would expect from a five-star resort, including Bell Boys. Attendees can also opt to camp the old-fashioned way or stay in a hotel.

Escape to New York trailblazers are encouraged to leave all preconceptions at the gate and let imaginations run wild.

For more information, visit

Escape to New York
August 5 - 7, 2011

Seaside Park
Shinnecock Reservation
Southampton, New York

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