With graceful subtlety, the stunning pianist and tender vocalist Roberta Flack remains compellingly fresh, with evergreen hits like “Killing Me Softly” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” She performs a free concert tonight at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Details here —> http://bit.ly/LCOODRobertaFlack
(Photo: Brian T Salik)
Did you miss yesterday’s all-star tribute to the great folk music and activist legend Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi? You have one more chance to see the entire performance here: http://bit.ly/SeegerLiveStream (only through 7/21)
The Wall Street Journal profiles Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programming and tastemaker. So, who is he? He’s the man behind Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. "You could do more than just build audiences. You could build community," says Brain of his work. Read here: http://bit.ly/WSJBragin
(Photo: Adrienne Grunwald for The Wall Street Journal)
What combines samba, frevo and American break dancing, to a funk beat? Passinho! Coming to Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 22 is the popular Brazilian dance craze featuring Na Batahla Co. marking their first performance ever in the US.
"These kids are shaping Brazilian popular culture," said Bill Bragin, Director of Public Programming for LIncoln Center. "We’re recognizing that an art form coming from the streets and people who are historically disenfranchised is contributing to world culture."
Learn more here about passinho: http://bit.ly/WSJPassinho
(Photo: Gustavo Pellizzon for The Wall Street Journal)
Just announced! Lincoln Center will live-stream this Sunday’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors Memorial Concert to Pete and Toshi Seeger, including performances by Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Dar Williams, Dan Zanes and many more friends of the great singer and activist and his wife. More information here: http://bit.ly/1juyLu9
(Photo: Pete Seeger. Credit: Karl Rabe)
The showcase for great international bands and world music, GlobalFest makes its Lincoln Center debut at this summer’s Out of Doors festival, featuring events on stage and below Lincoln Center, as well as film screenings, on July 27. Learn more here: http://nyti.ms/1sKb8BS