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The Best of Winter Music 2018: Cabaret, jazz, rock, pop, Latin, Big Band, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Stevie Winwood & Rickie Lee Jones in Chappaqua.

The Best of Winter Music 2018Turn Back The Cap: 1980’s ft. Jessie’s Girl, Capitol Theater – Fri, 1/5: 8pm: Jessie’s Girl, a Capitol favorite, returns with thei high energy 80s show performing hits from Bon Jovi, Prince, Journey and more. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

Plain White T’s, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 1/12: 8pm: Their No. 1 hit song “Hey There Delilah” went platinum and earned two Grammy-noms in 2007. They followed up with two more platinum hits “1234” and “Rhythm of Love” in 2009 and 2011. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

The Best of Winter Music 2018Dead tribute alert! Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Capitol Theatre – Sat- Sun, 1/13-14: Drummer Joe Russo’s quintet plays tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead repertoire – reminiscent of the Live Dead era. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com) 

Max Weinberg’s Juke Box, Tarrytown Music Hall, Fri, 1/19: 8pm: Fresh off the Bruce Springsteen River Tour, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer, Max Weinberg turns his set list over the audience. Choose from a video menu of 200 songs from the Beatles and the Stones to the E-Street Band. Yell them out and he’ll play them. . (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

Blue Oyster Cult, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 1/19: 8pm: Because you can’t hear “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Burnin’ for You” enough. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Dead Tribute! Terrapin, Ridgefield Playhouse – Fri, 1/26: 7:30pm: Saxophonist Crispin Ciore (Rolling Stones) joins Terrapin and their state-of-the-art sound system for an authentic mix of Dead tunes. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

The Best of Winter Music 2018Cabaret alert! Liz Callaway, Emelin Theatre – Sat, 1/27: 8pm: Cabaret star and two-time Tony nominee, Liz Callaway debuted on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She starred in the original cast of Miss Saigon, performed the role of Grizabella in Cats and received a Drama Desk nomination for The Spitfire Grill and was the singing voice of Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin. (153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck; www.emelin.org)

Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Capitol Theatre – Sat, 1/27: 8pm: A Cap favorite, Big Head Todd’s 1993 album Sister Sweetly went platinum. Influenced by blues masters Howling Wolf and Robert Johnson they’ve charted singles such as “Bittersweeet”, “Broken Hearted Savior”. “Circle”, “Resignation Superman” and “Boom Boom”. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

February

Winter Music 2017 The Best of Winter Music 2018Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Acoustic, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 2/2: 8pm: An acoustic evening from the “we’re not worthy” gal”, and four time Grammy winner Pat Benatar and her guitar playing husband. “Love is a Battlefield”, “We Belong” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com) 

PAC_GlobalfestIndie-mambo and Latin Big Band! Globalfest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music, Performing Arts Center – Fri, 2/2: 8pm: Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza join forces in a celebration of Mexican-American music from Arizona and California. Two of today’s hottest interpreters of the Latin sound explore new directions with forays into infectious Indie-mambo and Latin Big Band traditions that merges cumbia, merengue and ranchera with electronica, strings and Western pop. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.artscenter.org)

Debbie Gravitte’s Big Band Broadway, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 2/3: 7:30pm: Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins’ Broadway) and her RK Big Band come to the Playhouse to celebrate their new album Bug Band Broadway with swinging orchestrations of “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”, “Let Me Entertain You”, and a “Surrey With The Fringe on Top” unlike anything you’ve ever heard! (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Hot ticket alert! Joan Osborne’s Dylanology, Tarrytown Music Hall – Thurs-Fri, 2/8-9: 8pm: Joan Osborne, and special guests Jackie Greene, Amy Helm and pedal steel guitar master Robert Randolph perform an all-Dylan show to support her recent album Songs of Dylan. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

Winter Music 2017 The Best of Winter Music 2018Pink Talking Fish, The Wall, Capitol Theatre – Sat, 2/10: 8pm: PTF performs the full Pink Floyd album The Wall plus Talking Heads and Phish. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 2/10: 8:30pm: “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” – Rolling Stone (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Al Stewart, Year of the Cat Tour, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sun, 2/11: 7pm: One of the leaders of the British Folk revival, Al Stewart scored big hits with “Year of the Cat”, “Time Passages”, “Nostradamus” and “On the Border”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

First Ladies of Disco: Valentines Day Gala, Ridgefield Playhouse – Wed, 2/14: Martha Wash, Linda Clifford & Norma Jean Wright, formerly of chic, perform “Disco Inferno”, “Le Freak”, “Boogie Woogie”, “Far Out”, “Jive Turkey and more at this champagne and chocolate benefit for The Ridgefield Playhouse. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Marc Cohen, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 2/16: 8pm: Grammy Award-winning folk rocker, Marc Cohen’s ode to Elvis, “Walking in Memphis” is his “American Pie”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Winter Music 2017 The Best of Winter Music 2018Jazz icon! Al Di Meola, Opus, Piazzola, Lennon & McCartney – Paramount Hudson Valley, Sat, 2/17: 8pm: Guitar great, Dimeola celebrates his new release, “Opus, Piazzolla, Lennon & McCartney & Di Meola”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Railroad Earth, Capitol Theater – Sat, 2/17 – 8pm: Newgrass (acoustic) jam band with front man singer/songwriter Todd Sheaffer combine elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz and Celtic in it’s improvisational performances. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

PAC_VelvetCarvan Performing Arts Center 2017-18 SeasonSpesh! Velvet Caravan, Performing Arts Center – Sat, 2/17: 8pm: Some call it Gypsy Swing. Some call it European Red Neck music. Either way they’re so sure their ensemble’s collection of Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing and Latin beats will make you want to dance that this performance features nightclub seating (with a dance floor) and dinner and drinks available at the bar. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.artscenter.org)

The Best of Winter Music 2018Hot ticket alert! Diana Krall, Capitol Theatre – Sat, 2/24: 8pm: Five-time Grammy winning jazz vocalist, Diana Krall brings her Turn Up the Quiet tour to Port Chester to support her new album. The album features Krall’s reinterpretations of jazz standards such as Cole Porter’s “Night and Day”, Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” and the rumba classic “Sway”. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

PAC_AmericanRhapsody Performing Arts Center 2017-18 Season Hot ticket alert! American Rhapsody, The Gershwin Big Band, Performing Arts Center – Sun, 2/25: 3pm: Led by front-man Michael Andrew, who the NYT’s described as “the next Harry Connick Jr.”, The Gershwin Big Band’s collection of world class jazz musicians hits the “refresh” button on George Gershwin’s iconic brew of Broadway, Hollywood, opera and American standards. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.artscenter.org)

March

Anne Hampton Callaway and Cyrille Aimee, Ridgefield Playhouse – Fri, 3/2: 8pm: Cabaret star, Anne Hampton Callaway performs the best of Ella Fitzgerald in her new show The Ella Century including “How High the Moon” and “Mr. Paganini”. Cyrille Aimee, winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s vocal competition is “one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation.” – The Wall Street Journal. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sun, 3/4: 7pm: Four-time Grammy-winner, Lyle Lovett (“I Married Her Because She Looked Like You”) teams up with three-time Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin (“Sunny Came Home”) for a singer/songwriter,country/Americana fest in Peekskill. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Local! Edwin McCain, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Fri, 3/9: 8pm: Soulful Greenville, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter with roots in folk, pop, and Americana, Edwin McCain rose to fame with his hit song “I’ll Be”. Edwin comes to the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center this March. TKTS

The Best of Dave Mason, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 3/10: 8pm: “Feelin Alright”, “We Just Disagree”, “Only You Know and I Know”, “Shouldn’t Have Took More than You Gave”, “Let It Go, Let It Flow”, “All Along the Watchtower” and more from Traffic’s other great legend. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

The Best of Winter Music 2018Hot ticket alert! Steve Winwood, Greatest Hits Tour, Capitol Theatre – Tues, 3/13: 8pm: Two-time Grammy-winner performs his iconic songs from The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith including “Gimme Some Lovin’”, “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, “Can’t Find My Way Home” and “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled, Barclays Center – Fri, 3/16: 7:30pm: Grammy-nominee, Demi Lovato has scored Billboard hits with “Skyscraper”, “Heart Attack”, “This is Me” and “Give Your Heart a Break”. www.barclayscenter.com

Chappaqua Mom Alert! Darlene Love, Tarrytown Music Hall – Sat, 3/17: 8pm: Chappaqua’s Vicki Birdoff presents Darlene Love who Rolling Stone called “one of the greatest singers of all time.”  Her background vocals for Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound with The Blossoms and The Crystals set the stage for her emergence as a hit-maker with songs like “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry”, “He’s a Rebel” and her holiday classic “Christmas(Baby Please Come Home)”. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

The Best of Winter Music 2018The Charlie Daniels Band, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sat, 3/17: 8pm: Grammy-winner for his cross over hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, country legend Charlie Daniels also had hits with “Long Haired Country Boy”, “The South’s Gonna Do it Again” and “Simple Man”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Local! Rickie Lee Jones, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Fri, 3/23: 8pm: Rickie Lee Jones, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer (for Best New Artist 1980 and Best Jazz Vocal Collaboration in 1989), musician, songwriter, and producer comes to the PAC this spring. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. TKTS

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