Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events December 3 – December 9

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Burn HaloMeshing ferocious death metal with lead singer James Hart’s elegant vocals, these genre-defying hellraisers appeases the mainstream audience and counterculture shredders alike. Albums such as Up From the Ashes and Wolves of War and their latest single “Dying Without You” excites even the most casual listeners of rock and metal. Opening the show is Black Tide, Sycamour, Everlit, Fight Of The Century and Halo To Havoc. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. Revolutionli.com 6:30 p.m. December 3.The Book of KringleSanta will be reading from The Book of Kringle: Legend of the North Pole. The reading will be followed by a book signing by the authors, Derek Velez Partridge and Mary Packard. Come down and tell the big guy just how much you love him climbing through your chimney each year, eating all your chocolate chip cookies and gulpin’ down all your milk. Man that dude’s got the life, huh? Gets to grow his fur out mad long, dress up in slick bright red threads, cruise around on flying reindeer, and is socially accepted, even revered! While you’re there, tell the rolly fella you’d like a year’s supply of Greek food! (We know some Press staffers sure do!) Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. December 3.Roz ChastThis cartoonist is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity, and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1,000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Join us in a moderated conversation with audience Q & A and a book signing to follow. VIP includes a reception. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. December 3.Mike DelGuidice & Big ShotThis is the only Billy Joel tribute band featuring musicians, namely Mike DelGuidice, who have actually shared a stage with the most famous Long Islander, The Piano Man, himself. Big Shot schedules tour dates around Billy Joel’s monthly Madison Square Garden concerts. A true fan, DelGuidice guarantees a proper homage to his idol. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. December 3.Fred Astaire Dance Studio Grand Opening EventEnjoy an evening of exceptional local food, fine wine, music and dance at the grand opening celebration of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Huntington! Festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, professional ballroom dance performances, student exhibitions, raffle drawings and a social dance party! Get up out of your seat and dance, dance, dance! Doors open at 5 p.m. with dancing lasts until 8 p.m. This is a free community event! Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 132 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station. fredastaire.com/huntington Free. 5 p.m. December 3.Eileen Ivers “An Nollaig” An Irish ChristmasEileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul capture the spirit and magic of the season in their heartwarming holiday show. Nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and music star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers, will change the way you think about the violin. Hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World Music genres, Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. You seriously do not want to miss this super-fiddle madness unleashed in all its stringed and bowed glory! Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. December 4.Eric Burdon & The Animals Fifty years since this great band took over the airwaves at the forefront of the British Invasion, the band is back on tour so you can relive the legendary singles such as “Baby, Let Me Take You Home” and “House of the Rising Sun,” and enjoy so much more of their powerful repertoire as it evolved over the years, from San Francisco to New Castle. With Burdon’s soulful vocals, they’re the definition of classic rock and roll. But the Dec. 4th show has been postponed to Feb. 6. Opening the original Dec. 4th show was going to be Leslie West, a legendary rock guitarist in his right, who put Mountain on the map. But the rescheduled Eric Burdon & the Animals concert will now open with Randy Jackson of Zebra. Ticketholders can hold onto their tickets or exchange them. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30-$65. 8 p.m. December 4 [Rescheduled!].Hammer of the GodsConsidered by many to be “The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience,” come witness the mind-blowing tunes of the band that changed rock and roll forever in a two-hour multimedia retrospective of Led Zeppelin with selections from every album! The New York Times raves: “It’s a hot ticket!” Wowzler, Batman. Wowzler. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30-$40. 8 p.m. December 5.Jingle Bell Bottom BallThe second annual disco-themed holiday show lights up the opening nights of the festive season. Groove out to performances from Disco Unlimited, The Trammps, Machine, and Archie Bell, all guaranteed to score a little holiday cheer. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. December 5.Classic Albums Live – A Very Lennon Christmas“Imagine” a voice synonymous with charm and wisdom. “Come Together” with fellow loving fans, as John Lennon’s best music is honored in an emotional night of sublime rock divinity. Raise a glass as you and your loved ones remember this gifted soul as we approach the anniversary of his slaying (Dec. 8) and what would have been his 75th birthday this past Oct. 9. We love you, John. [Read All About Lennon’s Amazing Time Living On Long Island HERE] The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. December 5.Doo Wop ExtravaganzaDo it up doo-wop style with this amazing lineup! Take a trip down memory lane with classic hits by the Duprees, the Tymes, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Classics, Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny, the Eternals and Kathy Young. Guaranteed to deliver a great night of music and memories, this show will have you singing “skiddly bop doo-bee-doo weeee” all the way home! (Yes, this is a very good thing!) NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$49.50. 3 p.m. December 6.Robert Irvine What happens when you mix cooking, physical challenges, audience participation and dancing? A Robert Irvine LIVE performance, of course! The king of food challenges and Food Network celebrity chef has starred in Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, Restaurant: Impossible and Restaurant Express. He’s also faced off against the best of the best in the Iron Chef competitions. Nothing is impossible when it comes to Robert Irvine, and every show is unique. He always needs some culinary assistants, so be prepared to get invited on stage! Maybe he’ll sign your spatulas! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$149.50. 8 p.m. December 6.Laughs For Eddie Dunn: Share smiles, laughs and love while helping Eddie and his family beat cancer at The Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore on Dec. 6!Laughs For Eddie DunnEddie Dunn has a big heart. He loves his family and friends, loves playing pool, and loves making people smile. After his father passed away a few years ago, Eddie stepped up to the plate for his family, taking on not only his dad’s responsibilities looking over the well-being of his mother, three sisters and two grandchildren, but continuing to share love and joy to those in desperate need, donning his father’s colorful costume, hat and face paint as a clown alongside his mother, spreading laughter to children and the elderly alike. This must-attend fundraising event is furtherance of that tradition, as comedians take to the mic and tell jokes, now in Eddie’s honor. Eddie and his family need your help. At 40 years old, Eddie has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, and this sinister disease has spread to his blood and bones. Eddie’s not a quitter, and will never give up the fight, or hope. Come down and share a laugh or three with this special, much loved man. Join Eddie, his family, and friends, in this extraordinary expression of life, love and laughs. Help fight this insidious disease, and help spread some light in the process. If you can’t make it, read more about Eddie, his plight, visit and contribute to Eddie Dunn’s Go Fund Me account: https://www.gofundme.com/Eddie-Dunn-s-story. Eddie, his family, and all his friends Thank You from the bottom of their hearts. The Brokerage, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. govs.com For tickets, call 516-798-2989 or 516-655-1424. $25 Donation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. December 6.Rob ThomasThis three-time Grammy winner, power-pop god and award-winning songwriter has worked with industry icons such as Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson and Santana. And who wouldn’t want to work with him? Between his work with Matchbox Twenty and his solo career, Thomas has penned a string of chart toppers including “3AM,” “Disease,” and of course, “Smooth,” Billboard’s number-one pick on their list of “Top Hot 100 Rock Songs.” His latest album The Great Unknown, is diverse, showcasing just how unique his songwriting can be. No one does it like Thomas, so don’t miss this show! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. December 8.Third Eye BlindQuite possibly the most awesomest thing to come out of San Francisco (besides all that scrumptious, scrumptious sushi, of course), these iconic rockers are heading to Long Island in support of their latest drop, Dopamine. If frontman Stephan Jenkins keeps his word, this will be the band’s last album. So don’t miss this opportunity to relive your ’90s angst with “How’s It Going To Be” and rock out to their rousing anthem, “Semi Charmed Life.” Jenkins and the boys are going to own the stage, and you need to be there! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. December 9.–Compiled by Timothy Bolger, Desiree D’orio & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver argues Kobe Bryant should appear in 2016 NBA All-Star game

first_imgSAN ANTONIO >> The man ranks as the NBA’s worst 3-point shooter. He has cemented a career-low in shooting percentage. His team has started out with the Western Conference’s worst record.None of these qualities would merit consideration for an NBA All-Star appearance. But all of those reasons become complicated for one simple reason.The man’s name is Kobe Bryant. The NBA released its All-Star ballot on Thursday, with voting concluding on Jan. 18, 2016. Legions of fans from Los Angeles to China will likely vote for Bryant in hopes to see him make his 18th NBA All-Star appearance in Toronto on Feb. 14, 2016 during his 20th and final NBA season. But the Lakers’ overtime loss on Wednesday to Minnesota featured Bryant coaching his young teammates from the sideline after voluntarily sitting out after the 3:56 mark of the third quarter.“If he wanted to, he’d be pretty good at it,” Lakers forward Julius Randle said about Bryant’s coaching prospects. “He was patient.”After sinking a 7-foot bank shot with 2.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell and Bryant bumped chests on the sideline. After Russell missed an 18-foot fadeaway with 3.9 seconds left in overtime that could have sealed the win, Bryant wrapped his arms around Russell. “Kobe was coaching me the whole time,” Russell said. “He kept telling me, ‘You know you got that shot. Don’t forget about it.’”Relishing new roleFew expected Larry Nance Jr. to start ahead of Randle. “We were all shocked,” Nance Jr. said before backtracking. “That may have been the wrong word.”Nance Jr., whom the Lakers selected 27th overall, has averaged 4.0 points on 44.4 percent shooting and 4.5 rebounds in 25.5 minutes through two games as the Lakers’ starting power forward by perfecting one quality.“I have to bring the energy every time,” Nance Jr. said.Nance posted similar numbers as a reserve (4.0 points, 3.5 rebounds) despite playing fewer minutes off the bench (16.6). Meanwhile, Randle has averaged 11.7 points and 9.2 rebounds as a starter in 28.4 minutes per game. Yet, Lakers coach Byron Scott argued he made the switch to ensure a better collective lineup.“He plays with a lot of energy and is a guy who knows how to play the game,” Scott said of Nance Jr. “He doesn’t go out there and try to do too much.”Injury updateThe Lakers listed second-year guard Jordan Clarkson as questionable to play in Friday’s game against San Antonio after he suffered a mildly sprained right ankle. He stayed out of Wednesday’s game in Minnesota from the 3:27 mark of the third quarter after accidentally stepping on Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins in the first half. “I hope to see him there. I think he deserves to be there,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday on SiriusXM Radio. “He’s going to retire as one of the NBA’s greatest players.”Bryant’s popularity should overcome his season averages of 15.9 points, while shooting 30.9 percent from the field and 22.3 percent from 3-point range in 30.9 minutes per contest. But Bryant should also benefit from being listed as a frontcourt player after manning the small forward position. He will not have to compete for a backup spot against Stephen Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook. Coach KobeThe question immediately caused Bryant to laugh. Would he ever become a coach?“That is the funniest thing I’ve heard,” Bryant said, before quickly dismissing the idea. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more