NYC: SummerStage Preview Showcase @ Highline Ballroom – January 10


An amazing evening is about to take place this coming January 10 at the Highline Ballroom. Called the SummerStage Preview Showcase, the event will preview the upcoming 2013 SummerStage season. Look forward to performances from Shuggie Otis, People Get Ready, Ofei, Joshua Nelson, and DJ Kool Herc.

Event Details
SummerStage Preview Showcase

January 10, 2013
Doors 6PM
Concert 7PM

Tickets: $25 advance / $30 door
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Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St.
New York, NY

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RIP Johnny Otis


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Johnny Otis, music legend and one of the “first musicians to cross the racial divide,” passed away yesterday at age 90. The man’s influence on soul music, jazz, and even rock-n-roll is an epic movie in and of itself.

Among his many accomplishments and honors are his discovery of Little Esther (Esther Phillips), his co-writing and production of the original version of “Hound Dog” (later covered by Elvis), and recording with Frank Zappa. The tireless entertainer also wore many hats – radio jock, TV presenter, politician, preacher, organic farmer and of course, father of Shuggie Otis.

Read more on the life Johnny at The Guardian website.

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