Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events January 21-27

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The FulcrumThis up-and-coming rock trio from Long Island can be somewhat difficult to define, as they deftly infuse their music with diverse influences, but their sound can best be described as emotional, intriguing and memorable. Also performing will be Jungle Gypsy, a four-piece local band that considers themselves “Island Rock.” That is, rock music flavored with reggae, blues, funk and just about anything a song’s mood calls for. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. Free. 8 p.m. January 21.God of CarnageThis internationally acclaimed comedy, which won the Olivier Award in London and a Tony Award in New York, takes you into the most dangerous place on Earth: parenthood. The play is about two pairs of parents who meet after their kids got into an altercation at a public park in Brooklyn. At first, they intend to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. But as the evening wears on, the parents become increasingly childish, and their meeting devolves into unmannered chaos. When it premiered on Broadway, the cast included James Gandolfini, Hope Davis, Marcia Gay Harden and Jeff Daniels. You can bet that the cast at the Engeman will be up to the challenge. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. $59-$64. Times vary. January 21-March 6.Joelle & The Pinehurst TrioThis classic quartet’s unique chemistry on and off the bandstand has led the versatile ensemble to perform their distinctive brand of “jazzed up pop and popped up jazz” at many of the top venues in New York City and beyond. Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay. $25. 6:30 pm.  January 22.The Fresh Kids of Bel-AirNow, this is a story all about how the ’90s got flipped-flopped-turned upside down. And they’d like to take a night, so just sit right there, and they’ll tell you how they became the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air. Break out the Starter jackets and pump sneakers for this “I Love the ’90s” show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $10-30. 8 p.m. January 22.  Joseph VecseyWhether it’s sharing stories about his days playing professional street basketball with the modern Globetrotters or being the sensitive soft dude in relationships, Joseph Vecsey loves making audiences laugh at his expense and sharing his bizarre personal experiences. Joseph made his television stand up debut on Gotham’s AXS TV and also co-starred and punched up a web series and commercial for Optimum Cable TV called “The Un-Movers.” Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. $20. 8 p.m. January 22.Darlene LoveHers was the voice that helped launch 100 hits: The No. 1 “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) the Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and ”Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” all of which she sang for the legendary producer Phil Spector during the glory days of the girl-group era, as well as countless songs she sang backup for such as artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin. This woman is a living legend. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $47.50-65. 8 p.m. January 22.William ShatnerIf there was ever a person who truly needs no introduction, this is the guy. After all, it’s “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.” In this one-man show, Shatner will take you through his 50-year career in front of the camera, with anecdotes about his work on Star Trek and Boston Legal, his musical career, and his Canadian upbringing. Poignant, insightful and even laugh-out-loud funny at times, this is Shatner like you’ve never seen him before. NYCB Theatre, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $25-90. 8 p.m. January 22. Jessica KirsonThis comic’s unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. $17. Various times January 22, 23.Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx***POSTPONED TO FEB. 25 DUE TO SNOW***Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto! We’re still not sure what that means—but who cares?!? Dennis DeYoung, the founding member of Styx, will perform (we can only hope) hits like “Mr. Roboto” and “Come Sail Away” (a six-minute adrenaline-filled work of musical genius) and several other blasts-from-the-past that made the prog rock band from Chicago a nationwide sensation. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $35-79.50. 8 p.m. January 23.The Lords of 52ndLong Island’s best musicians—Liberty DeVitto, Richie Cannata, and Russell Javors—whom Billy Joel hand selected to help create his classic hits and unforgettable tours, reunite on stage once again as The Lords of 52nd Street! Get ready to hear an eclectic mix of tunes from the Piano Man’s music catalog including hits and rarities with the same energy and passion as you’ve always known because, the band recorded, toured and performed extensively with Joel during his prominence in the 1970s and ’80s. The Lords aided in the creation of hit records with Joel including, “The Stranger,” “52nd Street” and “Glass Houses.” Opening the show will be Rick & Tara Eberle of iRideSense The Space At Westbury, 250 Post Ave, Westbury. $30-55. 8 p.m. January 23. Rex & The Rockabilly KingsThis Elvis birthday show is all about The King’ early era. Bring your Pink Cadillac and your Blue Suede Shoes and dance to the dozens of amazing songs that inspired John Lennon, Keith Richards and changed popular music forever. The Rockabilly Kings features Scotty Moore-style electric guitar, Bill Black-style slap back bass, DJ Fontana-style drums and Elvis Presley-style acoustic guitar plus great lead, and Jordanaires-style backing vocals. Add it up and you get a whole lot of burning love. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $25-$30. 8 p.m. January 23.Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American HealthcareEscape Fire examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring health care experts. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $15 members, $20 public. 10:30 a.m. January 24.Rock in the Red ZoneDespite constant fear and regular runs to bomb shelters that occur in the Israeli town of Sderot, this particular community has become an epicenter for rock music in Israel. Director Laura Bialis travels to Israel and finds a community there that is unlike any other. Screening to be followed by panel discussion featuring a Middle East expert from the Anti-Defamation League. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $13 members, $18 public. 6:30 p.m. January 24.Bill Burr ***POSTPONED***Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of “Chappelle’s Show,” Bill soon developed his own comedic style making him a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. Bill went on to create his animated Netflix series “F is For Family” featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy Family. Bill has starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Will Farrell in “Daddy’s Home,” and can be recognized for his work in “The Heat” featuring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, “Stand Up Guys” starring Al Pacino and Christopher Walken and “Date Night” alongside Steve Carell and Tina Fey. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington. 7, 10 p.m. January 24  Call it HomeThe five-man Long Island-based band connects with fans through hardcore jams, detailing experiences throughout their lives. Following their latest single, “Just A Dream,” a full-length album, Unfamiliar, released late last year. Opening the show will be White Fox Society, In Honor of, Ashes of My Regret, Part Time Bear and Onto Carthage. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd, Amityville. $12. 6 p.m. January 25. Chosen: The True Story of America’s Trafficked TeensAs traffickers narrow their target to lure younger and younger victims, America’s youth find themselves engaged in a battle they never prepared for. Hear the shocking true stories of two “All-American” teenage girls tricked into trafficking. Eighteen-year-old Brianna was an honor-roll student, cheerleader and waitress at a local café. Thirteen-year-old Lacy was an active member of her youth group and a community volunteer. Both were manipulated. Both were exploited. Both were chosen. Both were abused. Both escaped to make a new life. Screening followed by a panel discussion. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 memebrs, $15 public. 7 p.m. January 25.“Dolores,” a one-act play presented by NY-based theatre and performing arts company FENGARI Ensemble, raises awareness about domestic violence.DoloresArt can be an extremely powerful vehicle for social change, and this ambitious one-act, all-women show based on the play by NYC playwright Edward Allan Baker aims to cast light on one of the darkest-yet-pervasive crimes permeating modern-day society: domestic violence. Set in the suburbs of Providence, RI in the early 1980s and directed by Kathleen McNenny, Dolores tells the tragic story of two sisters, Dolores and Sandra—portrayed by actresses/producers Paulina Cossio and Luisa Muhr, respectively—grappling with the nightmarish effects of the former’s dangerously abusive husband. Though first performed in 1986, Dolores‘ tale is timeless, and its many lessons remain all-too relevant to this day. This performance, presented by FENGARI Ensemble & Coaching—a New York-based theatre and performing arts company co-founded by Muhr—seeks to raise awareness about the insidious abuse that thrives within every community, highlighting not just the wrath unleashed against domestic violence’s direct victims, but its myriad collateral damage, too. Amplifying this message and further disseminating the ugly truths about domestic violence and all forms of abuse will be guest speaker Marissa Ghavami, founder/CEO of nonprofit SHEARED (Spreading Hope for the Exploited and Abused through Resources, Education and Discourse), who will host a discussion following each performance. Her group strives to spread hope of true healing to survivors of all types of exploitation and abuse, reduce further instances of abuse, and decrease the harmful misunderstanding of trauma and its widespread effects. Support the Dolores project via its Indigogo Crowdfunding Campaign, and don’t miss this moving weaponization of art. The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th St., Manhattan. General Admission: $16.50. Students & Seniors: $13.50. 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. January 25 & 27.Daniel SimoneThis local author will speak about and sign copies of his new book, The Lufthansa Heist, which he co-authored with Henry Hill before the late mobster-turned-informant’s death, telling the inside story—from the wily organizer himself—of the largest unrecovered cash haul in history. This full account brings readers behind the heist memorialized in Goodfellas, which baffled law enforcement for decades. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington Price of book. 7 p.m. January 27.–Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zackary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Tackling obesity requires a global effort

first_imgStuff 6 April 2015In 2010, humanity passed an important milestone. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, obesity became a bigger public-health problem than hunger.Today, according to the latest edition of the study, more than 2.1 billion people – nearly 30 per cent of the global population – are overweight or obese. That is nearly two and a half times the number of adults and children who are undernourished. Obesity is responsible for about 5 per cent of deaths worldwide.This crisis is not just a pressing health concern; it is also a threat to the global economy. The total economic impact of obesity is about US$2 trillion (NZ$2.67t) a year, or 2.8 per cent of world GDP – roughly equivalent to the economic damage caused by smoking or armed violence, war, and terrorism, according to new research by the McKinsey Global Institute.And the problem is likely to worsen. If the current trend continues, almost half of the world’s adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030. As World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan has noted, “Not one single country has managed to turn around its obesity epidemic in all age groups.”According to the OECD, from 2000 to 2013, the prevalence of obesity increased by at least 0.5 per cent per year in 130 of the 196 countries for which data were collected.This global epidemic is not confined to advanced countries. read more

Telcos, PECO pool resources to clear downtown streets

first_imgThe clearing operation is part of thecity government’s effort to “level up” the spectators’ Dinagyang Festivalexperience, said Mayor Treñas. On the other hand, Cable Star Iloilomade available four personnel; Globe Telecom had one boom truck and threepersonnel; Sky Cable Iloilo, two personnel; and Philippine Long DistanceTelephone Co., four personnel. Mayor Jerry Treñas said theperformance routes of participating tribes in the January 2020 edition ofDinagyang Festival were priority areas in the road clearing operation of thecity government targeting electric poles and dangling electricity, telephoneand cable television wires. ILOILO City –Telecommunicationscompanies and Panay Electric Co. (PECO) have pooled their resources to removeredundant poles and “spaghetti” wires downtown. “This is in line with the city mayor’splan for Dinagyang…our priority for clearing are JM Basa and Iznart streets andthe Muelle Loney area,” according to Marcelo Cacho, head of the IloiloUtilities Group (IUG) that is composed of electric, cable andtelecommunications companies that own the poles and wires. The IUG also tidied wires, electricmeters and bundled as well as transferred blue boxes and street lights. “SaPECO, some of the poles we are removing konredundant, but mostly ang amon coordinationlang with the telcos para makasaylo ang mga wires nila sa mga poste namon while at thesame time bundling their wires. Paraat least indi ma-bundle ang electric lines man bala kay amo man na problema last time nag cause sang pole fires— ang pag-bundle sang contractor nila sang ilaelectric wires and telco wires. At least bala coordinated ang tananto clean up the downtown area,” said Cacho. Dinagyang is known for itsparticipants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflectIlonggo ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry. The highlight of the festival ison Jan. 26, 2020 – the tribes competition. He expressed confidence that theycould fully clear the downtown area before the Dinagyang 2020./PNcenter_img “We deserve a colorful and excitingcelebration of our religion and rich culture,” he stressed. “Bisansa manpower complement the telcoshave also provided kay kalabanan sangbundling is on their side – their wires,” said Cacho. On the part of PECO, Cacho said theyprovided two basket trucks, one boom truck and another one if needed, fourpersonnel, and two line engineers. A total of 27 redundant poles(combined PECO and telcos) have already been removed and relocated between Dec.4 to 10. Non-functioning cable wires or deadwires would also be pulled out, said Cacho. Pastolero recently said an initialcount showed 140 “stranded” poles for relocation and of these, 106 belonged totelcos while 34 to PECO. In a letter to Executive Assistant forPower Engineer Randy Pastolero, Cacho, also the PECO administrative manager,listed the manpower complement from the power utility for pole relocation andtidying up of wires. last_img read more

Clyne talks ‘difficult’ – Koeman

first_img Press Association Clyne, out of contract next summer, is one such target and this week fuelled mounting speculation over a move to Manchester United by talking about his desire to play in the Champions League. Koeman twice won the competition as a player and fully understands Clyne’s ambitions, and therefore the difficulty Saints may face in getting him to stay. “It’s up to the press how they take those kind of comments,” the Dutchman said. “I like to play Champions League as well but that’s the aspiration for every football player and it’s a normal aspiration. If you don’t mention that, there’s something wrong. “We are still in talking with the agent of Clyney, but it’s difficult. I read in the press there’s some interest. “Nobody knocked on the door with an offer for Clyne, but we know (he has) one season on his contract and we want Clyne to stay at the club. “We need understanding for that but nothing else. “We hope one day we will compare to the big ones, but that’s difficult. We know our level, we know our possibilities. An unparalleled summer talent drain led many onlookers to predict a meltdown at St Mary’s, yet they have gone on to defy the odds and produce a remarkable season. Saints are pushing for a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League with six matches to go, although that success has led the vultures to once again circle overhead. “The club can’t fight against big teams in the Premier League because the money and the possibilities of them are still much higher than we have.” Koeman’s understanding will only last for so long, though, and the Southampton manager wants Clyne’s future sorted before the end of the campaign. “We don’t wait until the end of the season because you know if there is a player who is left one season of his contract then you have to do something,” he said. “Of course we have to do everything to keep the player in the team, but I like to know it as soon as possible – n ot in the last week of the season, but earlier on. “I mentioned April but by the end of April, the first week of May, it’s good to know something about his situation.” Clyne will be hoping to start for Saints at Stoke this weekend, having been dropped to the bench for the win against Hull. Filip Djuricic and Victor Wanyama will be absent for the trip to the Britannia Stadium, as will long-term absentees Fraser Forster, Emmanuel Mayuka and Rodriguez. It is more than a year since the latter last featured for Saints, having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in defeat at Manchester City. There is at last some positive news for Rodriguez, though, with the forward set to join up with first-team training for “some parts of the sessions” from next week. “I hope that he can play a part in one of them maybe last one,” Koeman said. “Maybe it will be on one side a tough one (to return in) because it is Man City and he got this injury against them. “That will be nice to end the season but the focus has to be next season and if he is part of one or two games this season it will be great for him, great for the team, great for the club. “He is putting everything in to get back, but we are not in a hurry. If he comes back he has to be 100 per cent and that’s most important.” Rodriguez’s return to fitness will bring with it heightened speculation about his future. Like Clyne and Morgan Schneiderlin, the 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from St Mary’s, with the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool mentioned. But Koeman said: “Of course I expect we don’t sell the player. The player didn’t play in my first season as a manager. “He’s good guy, a positive one and a good player, and maybe that will be the best transfer what we can do for the next season.” Southampton manager Ronald Koeman accepts it will be difficult to keep hold of Nathaniel Clyne this summer, but expects Jay Rodriguez to stay put. last_img read more