The Very Best of NYC Music

The Downtown Series at Feinsteinís, Broadway Backwards 7, Live From Home with Amy Ray
Don’t miss The Downtown Series at Feinstein’s this February. NYC nightlife promoter Daniel Nardicio with Thirsty Girl Productions curates a series of their favorite downtown divas and brings them uptown to the tony venue Feinstein’s at The Regency. On Feb 13 celebrate Mardi Gras with luscious New Orleans native Ingrid Lucia and her traditional New Orleans Jazz Band. Check out the raucous lyrics and over-the-top antics of Bridget Everett on Feb 19. The adorable modern cabaret star Molly Pope and Logo TV star and Youtube sensation Cole Escola perform on Feb 28. Then on Feb 29, join fiery redhead Angela Di Carlo, who’s Mad Men musical parody, The Mad World of Miss Hathaway, has been making waves downtown; and Broadway’s own Natalie Joy Johnson, who originated the role of Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids joins with the Center to present Broadway Backwards 7 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre Mar 5. The Broadway event custom-made for the LGBT community will feature some of Broadway’s biggest names singing songs originally written for the opposite gender: women singing songs written for men and men singing songs written for women. By keeping the lyrics intact, including the original pronouns, each song takes on a new dimension giving the audience a chance to see and hear some of the most treasured songs of the Great White Way in a whole new key. Proceeds from the event will benefit BC/EFA and the Center.

Check out Live From Home with Amy Ray, a benefit concert for Housing Works at the Housing Works Bookstore Feb 27. Ray will be playing her solo material, including songs from her upcoming release, Lung of Love, out Feb 28 on Ray's imprint Daemon Records. Ray's fourth studio release is her most accessible, universal album to date. From her great power pop single, “Glow,” to a come-to-Jesus throwdown, “The Rock is My Foundation,” Ray and her guest artists, including Jim James and Lindsay Fuller, deliver a batch of songs that sound like instant classics.
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