Do This: Long Island Events January 8-14

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York 112 Weddings—Real to ReelAfter two decades of filming weddings, director Doug Block wondered what had become of all those happy couples. Driven by deep curiosity, he tracked them down so he could interview them again and create this insightful new documentary about this long held cultural tradition. Block will attend the screening in person. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8.Princesses and HeroesAnna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen will now share their story of true love. Believing is just the beginning in this mesmerizing show where dreamers will witness the magic of eight Disney Princesses—including Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White—make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $25-$165. Times vary. Jan. 8-11.Yacht Rock RevueThere’s plenty of smooth sailing when this band comes on board the stage with their tributes to the big easy sound of the ’70s. Think Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald and Toto, to name a few of the bands they cover. When these Virginians first donned their polyester suits, captain’s hats and aviator glasses back in ‘09, they didn’t know that the course they charted would take them this far. But the wind was at their backs, and they’ve been making waves ever since. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$40. 8 p.m. Jan. 9.Winter Harvest of ArtistsTo view life through the artist’s lens is to glimpse pure beauty, acknowledge mortality, accept and welcome the divine. This is living life on a daily basis, sort of everyday revelations, so to speak. Come walk among them and see what they see, hear what they hear, and feel with your heart the very essence of what it is to be alive. An opening reception for an exhibit featuring local artists in a nationally recognized gallery. Exhibit is on view through Jan. 31 at B.J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. Free. 2 p.m. Jan. 10.C. C. Wang: Collector, Connoisseur and PainterKathleen Yang, author of Through a Chinese Connoisseur’s Eye, discusses C. C. Wang, a celebrated collector and connoisseur of Chinese art, as well as a painter himself, whose holdings included one of the world’s great collections of classical Chinese paintings and Chinese literati paintings of the 20th century. Yang studied with Wang for decades to understand the traditional connoisseurship mentoring system that has existed in China for centuries. She will discuss the importance of Wang’s collection, how he judged paintings for acquisition and Liu Dan’s landscape paintings. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn. $15 public, $5 members. 3 p.m. Jan. 10.Pablo FranciscoFans of his two Comedy Central specials, They Put It Out There and Ouch!, can vouch for this comic’s side-splitting spot-on impressions, spontaneous outbursts and clever insights. His off-the-wall performance delivers the laughs and points out the hilarious absurdities in our illogical, pop-culture-obsessed world. See why Gene Lavanchy of FOX – TV Boston called Pablo Francisco “the most talented comedian in the business today.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $30-$55. 8 p.m. Jan. 10.The DiamondsFour gentlemen from Toronto who called themselves The Diamonds once shined as one of the most popular singing groups of the 1950s. They topped the charts with “Little Darlin’” in 1957, and since then it’s sold more than 20 million copies. Their interpretation of Doo-Wop R&B drew them legions of fans in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. They appeared 33 times on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, and they returned to prominence with a PBS special in ‘04. Although two of the original foursome have died, their music lives on with their unique blend of “classic rock & roll with today’s attitude!” Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main. St., Riverhead. $45. 8 p.m. Jan. 10.Adventures in Bluesland Featuring Felice RosserIf you’re looking for some good-time American Blues, look no further than Adventures in Bluesland, the latest album of singer/songwriter/guitarist/blues-harpist Phil Gammage, whose tour hits LI this week! Come listen to the old-school Texas-infused, raw-riffin’ guitar that keeps his audience on their feet, dancin’ and drinkin’ the night away to these original songs and their diverse selection of blues covers. You are in for a treat when guest vocalist Felice Rosser takes to the mic with a voice that hits you deep in the soul. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $10. 8 p.m. Jan. 10.RockapellaThis is not your father’s acapella doo-wop group. Rockapella infuses their sophisticated, dynamic sounds without the embellishment of any instrument other than the human voice–only you didn’t know what feats the human voice could accomplish until you’ve heard these guys live. From catchy originals to updated covers, this group knows how to get down and get funky, in a contemporary fashion that have inspired so many. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $60-$65. 8 p.m. Jan. 10.The Other Side Slave Burial Ground, by Xiomaro.The Other SideAn opening reception for a photo exhibit of works by New York artist Xiomáro. The collection of 29 photographs will look at the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, a National Park unit of the Fire Island National Seashore. At the heart of the collection are photographs of undated wooden crosses bearing generic slave names, set apart on the other side of a fence from the elaborate individualized stones of the Floyd family cemetery. The photographs serve as spiritual memorials to the laborers—both enslaved persons and paid house servants of color—who worked on the estate. Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay. Free. 3 p.m. Jan. 11.Winter Choral ConcertThe audience is invited to sing along to five local choirs as they perform liturgical and holiday music. The choirs include Chancel Choir of United Methodist Church, Choir of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s Nassau Chamber Chorale and The Community Synagogue Choir. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. Sands Point Preserve, Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. $10 per car, free with annual pass. 3 p.m. Jan. 11.Mohsen YeganehThe King of Persian Pop, aka “Mr. Genius,” is just that, a master of his craft who has the supernatural ability to literally tear at his listeners’ heartstrings while swirling through realms of transcendental aural nirvana. Actually, some would say that’s a bit of an understatement. Witness what all the superlatives justify at this insanely intimate and rare gig, featuring the Iranian vocalist, singer/songwriter, composer, musician, and arranger in all his extraordinary glory! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $55-$85. 7 p.m. Jan. 11.Texas in July“Intense. Fast. Intricate. Strong. Loud. Technical. Passionate. Aggressive.” That’s how the members of TIJ describe themselves. The metal/hardcore hellraisers sweep through Amityville on a tour behind their latest firebomb Bloodwork. Weathering a lineup change yet as ferocious and powerful as ever, this local gig is a chance to experience exactly what a full-on metal assault means close-up. Warming up the crowd will be My Kingdom, Diamond Cutter and Critical Era. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $12, $14 DOS. 6 p.m. Jan. 11.Art Gallery ReceptionAn opening reception will be held for the 2015 Rotational Art Gallery exhibit featuring local artists ranging from novices to more experienced. Works will then be displayed around town. Light refreshments will be served. Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury. Free. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13.Men of the ClothAn inspiring portrait of Nino Corvato, a resident of Bay Shore, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti—-three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system as they navigate their challenging roles in the twilight of their career. The film unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion. Men of the Cloth screens in the Creativity Film Series with filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos & master tailor Nino Corvato. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tirana.last_img read more

Somalia counterfeit shillings undermine the currency

first_imgRelated Somalia’s Central Bank says the national currency is being destabilized by a wave of counterfeit money. As CCTV’s Mohamed Hirmoge reports, the dollar is the preferred currency in Somalia, given the weakening shilling, and the risks of running into fake local currency Floods destroy homes in Somalia Somalia debates on banning Burqas UN lauds Somalia electionslast_img

Olam to travel south to tie down contract with Melbourne Storm

first_imgPNG Hunters utility Justin Olam will travel to Melbourne after the games this Sunday with the Redcliffe Dolphins to visit Melbourne Storms coach Craig Bellamy to see where he will be residing to play with his new NRL club.Hunter’s coach Michael Marum said Justin is a dangerous player being in the Hunters team and his performance has boosted the team in many games.“Replacing Co-Captain Noel Zeming, he has played well scoring tries and defending the corner lanes,” Marum said.However, Olam will be in Melbourne for three days before travelling back to PNG to join his current team to play in the finals.last_img


first_imgRECORD crowds are expected on Saturday for this year’s Ballyliffin 10-mile coastal challenge – Ireland’s most spectacular race.More than 500 people have already registered to take part. Online registration closed earlier.However many more people are expected to sign up when registration begins at 10.30am at the Ballyliffin Hotel tomorrow (registration closes at 1.30pm). The race, run and/or walk starts at 2pm….finishing on the golden sands above.With sunny skies and temperatures touching 16C tomorrow, it promises to be the most spectacular race yet. RECORD NUMBERS EXPECTED AT THE BALLYLIFFIN COAST CHALLENGE was last modified: April 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014Ballyliffin Coast ChallengedonegalInishowenlast_img read more