Billy Joel Performs On Long Island In Surprise Concert

The variety and quality of what we program is what I believe brings people back to hear our concerts every season both our loyal and valued followers and our new members. And the challenge to our wonderful musicians (there are 70 of them from not only Buffalo Grove but all over the Chicago area!) is what makes these performances so much fun. Green describes the pieces in glowing terms. The program will include hair-raisers like the Verdi Overture to The Sicilian Vespers and the Overture to the Flying Dutchman, as well as popular show tunes from Oliver premiered 50 years ago in 1963, a march by Sousa written in 1913, and other wonderful selections. The Jazz Band joins in celebrating Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen, and Woody Herman (all born in 1913) with Fly Me to the Moon, Woodchoppers Ball, and Nancy with the Laughing Face. As a unique selection, comedian Danny Kaye was born in 1913 and we are celebrating that with a new arrangement, commissioned by us of Tchaikovsky and Other Russians. This is the one where Kaye rattled off the names of 50 Russian Composers in 32 seconds. I will attempt to match or break that record while our newly-returned Associate Conductor, Allison Rakickas conducts! The 70-member band is considered by many to be one of the finest Community Bands in the Chicago area. Green promises that when the audience hears the brass section in the Flying Dutchman they will be thrilled and amazed. He also considers the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band to be unique in that they have both a Symphonic and a Jazz Band, both of whom will be heard at the concert. Mr. Green notes We are truly fortunate to live in a community that celebrates the Arts so completely that we have two fine instrumental groups and of course the wonderful Buffalo Grove Singers, who will be performing one week later. I truly hope that everyone will come out and hear us celebrate why for us 13 is a lucky number. The Buffalo Grove Symphonic and Jazz Band 12th Annual Fall Concert will be presented at Buffalo Grove High School on Sunday, November 3 at 7 PM.

Selena Gomez falls off stage during Stars Dance Tour concert in Virginia

Selena Gomez’s fans helped her get back on her feet.

But some of his fans were angered after tickets sold out, then popped up on online resale sites going for as much as $1,000. Greg Cergol has more. Scalpers Anger Billy Joel Fans on… Link Close Embed this video var nbcLP={};nbcLP.aRandomNumber=Math.floor(Math.random()*10000);nbcLP.currentPageLoc=encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);nbcLP.currentSiteLoc=encodeURIComponent(;nbcLP.defaultWidth=652;nbcLP.defaultHeight=367;nbcLP.cmsID=”228087251″;nbcLP.vidPid=”bb1odEgS_9gs”;nbcLP.vidSec=”news”;nbcLP.vidSubSec=”local”;nbcLP.vidFrame=document.getElementById(“nbcLP228087251″);”none”;nbcLP.vidFrame.width=nbcLP.defaultWidth;nbcLP.vidFrame.height=nbcLP.defaultHeight;nbcLP.vidFrame.scrolling=”no”;nbcLP.vidFrame.src=””+nbcLP.cmsID+”&videoID=”+nbcLP.vidPid+”&width=”+nbcLP.defaultWidth+”&height=”+nbcLP.defaultHeight+”&sec=”+nbcLP.vidSec+”&subsec=”+nbcLP.vidSubSec+”&turl=”+nbcLP.currentSiteLoc+”&ourl=”+nbcLP.currentPageLoc+”&rand=”+nbcLP.aRandomNumber; More videos (3 of 9) advertisement Billy Joel surprised his fans with a decision to perform on Long Island Wednesday night. The Piano Man made the spontaneous decision to play at The Paramount in Huntington while rehearsing there last week for his upcoming European tour. The concert benefitted Long Island Cares, a Hauppauge-based charity founded by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. The food shelter feeds 3,000 people a year. It was Joel’s first Long Island concert since he played Nassau Coliseum in 2002 with Elton John. Tickets for Wednesday night’s show at the 1,555-seat Paramount sold out in 15 minutes. Ticket resellers marked the prices up extensively — some sold for more than $1,000. The markup frustrated some fans who couldn’t get into The Paramount to see the show. “There are millions of Billy Joel fans on Long Island,” said Brian Doyle, the venue’s owner. “I don’t know how we would please everybody.” The Long Island native will be honored by the Kennedy Center in December for his contribution to popular culture. Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime: iPhone/iPad App | SMS Alerts | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS Copyright Associated Press

Concert of new, newer pieces to benefit from ‘park’ setting

Garden Theater

10. While she sang Slow Down she fell off the stage but recovered quickly. Selena Gomez may have seen stars when she fell off the stage at her concert in Fairfax, Va., Oct. 10. The 21-year-old singer was on a stop for her Stars Dance Tour when she took a tumble while singing “Slow Down,” reports Us Weekly . Dragongirl616 via YouTube But like a true professional, Gomez got up, dusted herself off and continued her show. She even shook a few fans hands on her way back to the stage. Dragongirl616 via YouTube While dancing Gomez fell off the stage onto a lower platform. While her drop off stage wasn’t intentional, the “Come and Get It” singer does plan to fall away from music after her tour wraps in November in order to turn her full attention towards acting. Dragongirl616 via YouTube Without skipping a beat, Gomez got up to continue the show. Gomez sat down to talk to The News in August about her latest movie “Getaway” and stated how in order to improve her acting craft she’d have to let the music go for a while. “The only way to get better is to just keep doing it,” she said. “That’s why I want to take a break (from music) I really want to be the best I can be.” Dragongirl616 via YouTube RELATED: SELENA GOMEZ DATING UNION J BAND MEMBER GEORGE SHELLEY: REPORT If there is any time for her to take a musical hiatus it would be now as she’s on the top of her game with a No.

"Lucky 13" - Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band presents their Fall Concert

O. Hirt Auditorium at Blasco Memorial Library on the Bayfront Parkway. The concert is free to the public and no reservations are needed. Donations to the band are always welcome. October 17, 2013 5 Stories Here’s your guide to area arts events for the week starting Oct. 17 EXHIBITS MEADVILLE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS: The latest art show, the 39th annual October Evenings Juried Exhibit, which highlights more than 45 works of art by local artists in the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House). The event showcases photography, ceramics, paintings, assemblages, sculptures and more. The exhibit continues until Nov. 2 with gallery hours on Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information: Call MCA at 336-5051 or email at October 17, 2013 8 Stories EVENTS: Your guide to area entertainment events for the week starting Oct. 17 LOCAL RIVERSIDE INN & DINNER THEATRE: October events at 1 Fountain St., Cambridge Springs A Night in the Theatre by Lawrence Casler, Dinner Theatre, through Oct. 30 on Tuesday and Wednesday at noon; The Medieval Feast, Frankenfeast, Dinner Theatre, through Nov.

Give your regards to Broadway — concert band’s final 2013 show is set

Between now and June, a series of three concerts will feature newer, and hence less-heard, compositions. The free series, which will start on Wednesday, will be presented in the Garden Theater. The first concert will showcase a work by one of the pioneers of new music as well as a central Ohio composition on which the ink is barely dry. The Short North Chamber Players a string sextet formed mostly of Columbus Symphony musicians will perform. The impetus and money for the project came from the Johnstone Fund for New Music, run by longtime Short North residents Jack and Zoe Johnstone. They asked David Niwa, assistant concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony and artistic director of the Sunday at Central chamber-music series, to organize it. Frankly, I didnt even know the Garden Theater was there, Niwa said. They said: Hey, weve got this great idea and great venue. Lets try to combine forces with what the Short North Stage has going on. Short North Stage, a professional theater company, is performing the musical Sunday in the Park With George in the theater. The set reproduces the painting that inspired the musical: Georges Seurats A Sunday on La Grande Jatte 1884, depicting people in a Paris park. Were going to be sitting in the middle of the painting playing Schoenbergs Transfigured Night, which is written after a poem written by Richard Dehmel, which describes two lovers walking in (a) park, Niwa said.