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The BRC respectfully acknowledges the passing of
two musical giants from the Motherland:
Sipho Gumede (South African bassist composer)
Patrick Balisidya (Tanzanian composer, multi-instrumentalist)
The following notice comes from Candice Jackson, publicist, producer and
longtime BRC supporter. She is organizing a fundraiser for AIDS/HIV research and
education and is seeking your assistance:
Hello! I’ll get right to the point…men, women and children living with
HIV/AIDS very much need our help.
One way I’m committed to helping is by coordinating a very special event to
benefit the MAC Aids Fund in the Connecticut region. It’s my hope you’ll
help, too, by supporting this event in every way you can; we’ll all get the great
feeling of helping folks who really need it, while celebrating together and
championing the right to decent living for all people.
Here are the particulars:
Through the MAC AIDS Fund and Viva Glam programs, MAC Cosmetics provides
support to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Christina Aguilera,
Missy Elliot and Boy George are some of our current Viva Glam
spokespersons/models, working hard to gain a lot of national attention for this critically
important cause. This particular event will raise much needed funds for medication,
food, clothing, shelter and more FOR OUR LOCAL AREA.
THE EVENT begins at 7PM on Saturday, October 30, 2004 at BAR, 242 Crown St
reet, New Haven, Connecticut, a long established part of the exciting, culturally
rich, and happening downtown entertainment district that makes New Haven,
Connecticut the truly special place it is. New Haven is the home of Yale
University, where both presidential candidates attended school, as well as the
Peabody Museum and the historical Schubert Theatre.
Since MAC is All Ages, All Races, All Sexes, All MAC there will be a variety
of things happening at this event, including good food and drink, great
giveaways, a silent auction, raffles, performances and comedy entertainment, guest
speakers and so much more...
The event is open to the public, so feel free to bring along friends and let
others know about it. We’re expecting 250+ people to support what will be a
dynamic event for a wonderful cause.
You can help in another important way; we’d appreciate anything you may be
able to contribute in the form of flyers, raffle tickets, grab bags, banners,
T-shirts, performers, to mention a few. Your contributions will be an asset to
this event. Please let us know how you’d like to help…
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE FUND, ASSISTING AND HELPING THE
PEOPLE IT SERVES.
Ready to help? Please call or e-mail with any questions on this event. Your
support is needed and appreciated!
Candice Jackson/ CJR Entertainment
MAC@ CT Post
(203) 877-9393 ext. 3557
(646) 479-1649 NYC
(203) 596-8296 New England
• BURNT SUGAR does a FREE concert in Central Park TOMORROW NIGHT, 8/21,
with Antibalas and Nublu Orchestra at the Delacorte Theater
• TACKHEAD does a warm-up hit at Sully’s Pub, Hartford, CT, TOMORROW
NIGHT, 8/21, before going overseas to Europe
• FISHBONE tour has been CANCELLED!
• LENNY KRAVITZ US tour has been CANCELLED!
• PRINCE wraps Eastern leg of tour with multiple shows in Philadelphia
starting 8/22 through 8/24
• Coming in September, the BK New Music Fest, 9/16-19
• BEN HARPER tours election swing states in October
WHAT: Traditional blues revivalist celebrates CD release. WHEN: 8PM. HOW
MUCH: $15. INFO: (212) 576-1155 or http://satalla.com. WHERE: 37 West 26th Street between
Broadway/Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, Chelsea-Flatiron district.
McCoy Tyner/Savion Glover at Blue Note, NYC (through 8/22)
WHAT: Legendary pianist teams with young tap virtuoso. HOW MUCH: $8. WHEN:
12:30AM. INFO: http://bluenotejazz.com or (212) 475-8592. WHERE: 131 West Third Street
between Sixth Avenue and MacDougal, Greenwich Village.
Fishbone at The Funk Box, Baltimore, MD (CANCELLED!)
Garland Jeffreys & The Coney Island Playboys at The Stephen Talkhouse,
Steel Pulse at NTELOS Pavilion and Harbor Center, Virginia Beach, VA (on tour
WHAT: Brixton reggae-rock veterans continue national tour. HOW MUCH: $25.
WHEN: 7PM. INFO: (757) 391-3260. WHERE: 901 Crawford Street. ARTIST SITE:
Carrie Taylor at Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
WHAT: Black bohemian hippie chick. WHEN: 8:45PM. HOW MUCH: $10. INFO: (404)
875-1522 or smithsoldebar.com. WHERE: 1578 Piedmont Avenue at Monroe. ARTIST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
Antibalas/Burnt Sugar/Nublu Orchestra at Delacorte Theatre, NYC
WHAT: A night of three New York-based ensembles—one Afrobeat, one jazz-rock,
one avant-spatial—all rooted in the funk. WHEN: 7PM. HOW MUCH: FREE! INFO:
(212) 539-8778 or joespub.com. WHERE: Middle of Central Park at 81st Street.
ARTIST SITE: http://www.antibalas.com , http://www.burntsugarindex.com .
Body Count Featuring Ice-T at Knitting Factory, NYC
WHAT: Return of Ice-T’s controversial hardcore ghetto-rock. WHEN: 11:30PM.
HOW MUCH: $15 advance/$18 door. INFO: knittingfactory.com or (212) 219-3132.
WHERE: 74 Leonard Street between Broadway and Church Street, Tribeca.
Josh Roseman Unit/Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey at Tonic, NYC
WHAT: Trombone alchemist’s troupe shares bill with percussion wizard’s crew.
WHEN: Two sets, 8PM and 10PM. HOW MUCH: $15. INFO: (212) 358-7501 or http://tonicnyc.com . WHERE: 107 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Street, Lower
East Side near Williamsburg Bridge. ARTIST SITE: http://www.joshroseman.com.
Val-Inc at Makor, NYC
WHAT: Tricky Dilemma’s drummer/turntablist/sound manipulator does a solo set
at Makor. WHEN: 9PM. HOW MUCH: $12. INFO: (212) 601-1000 or makor.org. WHERE:
35 West 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue/Broadway,
near Lincoln Center.
Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché at Satalla
Featuring Carlos "Patato" Valdes and Candido Camero
WHAT: New York Latin music drummer is joined by two living percussion
legends. WHEN: Two sets, 8PM and 10PM. HOW MUCH: $20 advance/$25 door. INFO: (212)
576-1155 or satalla.com. WHERE: 37 West 26th Street between Broadway/Fifth
Avenue and Sixth Avenue, Chelsea-Flatiron district.
Dapp Theory at The Jazz Gallery
WHAT: Andy Milne’s jazz-funk-hip-hop fusion project. WHEN: Two sets, 9PM and
10:30PM. HOW MUCH: $12. INFO: (212) 242-1063 or jazzzgallery.org. WHERE: 290
Hudson Street below Spring Street, West Soho.
Dawn Norfleet & Sacred Garden at Fais Do Do, Los Angeles, CA
WHAT: Flautist/composer/producer performs original jazz and soul. WHEN: 10PM.
HOW MUCH: $10. INFO: faisdodo.com or (213) 576-1155. WHERE: 5257 West Adams
Boulevard, between La Brea and Fairfax. ARTIST: http://www.dawnnorfleet.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
Fishbone at Don Hill’s, NYC (CANCELLED!)
"Rhythms, Rhymes and Rituals" at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY
Featuring Danny Simmons, Tish Benson, David Mills, Karen Bernod, Louis Reyes
Rivera & The Jazzoets, Syndee Stewart & The Truth and Steve Wallace; hosted by
WHAT: African Voices’ annual day-long festival of Black culture. WHEN:
2:30PM-8PM. HOW MUCH: FREE. INFO: (212) 865-2982 or http://africanvoices.com. WHERE: Water
Street between Main and New Dock Street, DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights area.
Prince at Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA (through 8/24 - on tour through
WHAT: Minneapolis Pied Piper continues tour. HOW MUCH: $47.50-$75, depending
on seating. WHEN: 7:30PM. INFO: (215) 336-3600. WHERE: 3601 South Broad
Street. ARTIST SITE: http://www.npgmusicclub.com.
MONDAY, AUGUST 23
Buddy Guy/Robert Cray at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN (on tour through 9/4)
WHAT: Two generations of blues join forces for tour. HOW MUCH: $27.50-$45,
depending on seating. WHEN: 7:30PM. INFO: (212) 443-3399. WHERE: 116 Fifth
Avenue North. ARTIST SITE: www.buddyguy.net, http://www.robertcray.com.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24
Roy Ayers/Eric Roberson at Queensbridge Park, Queens, NY
WHAT: Godfather of funk-jazz vibraphone plays The Bridge. Philly-soul
youngblood opens. HOW MUCH: FREE. INFO: (212) 360-8290 or cityparksfoundation.org.
WHERE: 21st Street, Bridge Plaza, Vernon Boulevard and East River.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence at Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC
WHAT: Noted choreographer and dance troupe does a rare free concert in
Lincoln Plaza. HOW MUCH: FREE. INFO: (212) 875-5766 or lincolncenter.org. WHERE:
Columbus Avenue at West 65th Street and Broadway, Lincoln Center.
Violent Sex/Black Rain/One Day Left/Tremendous/Raination at Suite 16, NYC
WHAT: Alternative showcase. HOW MUCH: $8. INFO: (212) 627-1680. WHERE: 127
Eighth Avenue at West 16th Street, Chelsea.
Seal at The Backyard, Austin, TX (on tour through 9/4)
WHAT: Brit soul/pop stylist returns to the states for another tour leg. WHEN:
8PM. HOW MUCH: $40 advance/$45 door. INFO: (512) 263-4146 or http://thebackyard.net.
WHERE: 13101 Highway 71 West, just before the intersection of Route 620.
ARTIST SITE: http://www.seal.com.
Amp Fiddler at The Echo, Los Angeles, CA (on tour through 8/27)
WHAT: Ex-P-Funk keyboardist continues national tour. WHEN: 8PM. HOW MUCH: $12
advance/$14 door. INFO: (213) 413-8200. WHERE: 1822 West Sunset Boulevard at
Lemoyne Street. ARTIST SITE: http://www.ampfiddler.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26
Emilene Michel at Delacorte Theatre, NYC
WHAT: Queen of Haitian song continues the inaugural Joe’s Pub @ The Delacorte
series. WHEN: 7PM. HOW MUCH: FREE! INFO: (212) 539-8778 or http://joespub.com.
WHERE: Middle of Central Park at 81st Street.
Gil Scott-Heron at S.O.B.’s, NYC
WHAT: Proto-progressive shaman returns to S.O.B.’s. WHEN: 6:30PM doors/8PM
show. HOW MUCH: $18 advance/$22 door. INFO: (212) 243-4940 or sobs.com. WHERE:
204 Varick Street at West Houston, Soho.
Jimmy Cliff at B.B. King’s, NYC
WHAT: Reggae-pop legend returns to B.B. King’s. WHEN: 8PM. HOW MUCH: $30
advance/$35 door. INFO: http://bbkingblues.com or (212) 997-4144. WHERE: 237 West 42nd
Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue, Times Square.
Carol Thomas at Freddie’s Back Room, Brooklyn, NY
With Sonya Heller, Elisa Peimer & Patty Keough
WHAT: Former One & Twenty front woman performs at a night of indie women
songwriters. WHEN: 8PM. HOW MUCH: NO COVER! INFO: (718) 622-7035 or
freddysbackroom.com. WHERE: 485 Dean Street at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope. ARTIST SITE: http://www.carolthomas.net.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27
Mos Def’s Big/Me’shell Ndegeocello’s Spirit Music Sextet at Delacorte
"TRUE VOICES OF HIP-HOP" AT THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB, NYC, 8/28
Featuring D-Cross, Snubz, Zero Boy, Renegades of Punk, Midi & Masai and Human
Beatbox Jam Session
IMANI UZURI IN "HER HOLY WATER: A BLACK GIRL’S ROCK OPERA" AT MAKOR, NYC, 8/28
ISLEY BROTHERS AT THE BEACON THEATER, NYC, 8/28
TACK HEAD AT 26TH INTERNATIONAL JAZZFESTIVAL
SAALFELDEN, AUSTRIA, 8/28
CHICK COREA AT LINCOLN CENTER PLAZA, NYC, 8/30
AMEL LARRIEUX AT BLUE NOTE, NYC, 8/30-9/1
DAVID RYAN HARRIS AT SMITH’S OLDE BAR, ATLANTA, GA, 8/30
LITTLE JIMMY SCOTT AT IRIDIUM, NYC, 8/31-9/5
BRC LATE NITE AT JOE’S PUB, NYC, 9/1
Guest Curator: Greg Tate, featuring Tarmac, Deep Cotton, Cimaj and Noemie
REESE/DANNI GEE & SUGABUSH/PAULY ETHNIC’S BRASS KNUCKLES/KILGORE TROUT AT
SUITE 16, NYC, 9/1
AUSTIN WILLACY AT GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL, SAN
FRANCISCO, CA, 9/1
ABBEY LINCOLN AT BLUE NOTE, NYC, 9/2-5
TANGLEWOOD JAZZ FESTIVAL AT BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, LENOX, MA, 9/3-5
Featuring Branford Marsalis, Savion Glover & Jimmy Slyde, Eddie Palmieri and
NADIR-DISTORTED SOUL AT "ART, BEATS AND EATS" (MOTOR CITY CASINO), PONTIAC,
TACK HEAD AT BOWERY BALLROOM, NYC, 9/7
TACK HEAD AT BLACK CAT, WASHINGTON, DC, 9/8
TACK HEAD AT LEE'S PALACE, TORONTO, ONT, CANADA, 9/9
TACK HEAD AT THE ABBEY PUB, CHICAGO, IL, 9/10
TACK HEAD AT CASBAH, SAN DIEGO, CA, 9/14
TACK HEAD AT THE ECHO, LOS ANGELES, CA, 9/15
BK NEW MUSIC FEST (VARYING LOCATIONS), BROOKLYN, NY
Featuring Chocolate Genius, Shrine for the Black Madonna, Jungli,
Suffrajett, G*A*M*E Rebellion, Maya Azucena, Stiffed, Morley, Manchildblack,
Moisturizer and others
FELICIA COLLINS/SQUARE EGG/TARREY TORAE/BIG BROOKLYN RED AT SUITE 16, NYC,
TACK HEAD AT THE INDEPENDENT, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 9/16
KING’S X AT THE SANCTUARY, SAN ANTONIO,TX, 9/22 (on tour through 11/5)
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