“This is harder than it used to be,” Joel said. However, he was clearly in good spirits, breaking out in a wide grin at the ovation he got for “River of Dreams,” as well as being in fine voice. His recent hip surgeries seem to have done the trick as he swiveled his hips during the encore “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.” Joel’s concert brought out VIPs of all sorts — from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who recently rode with Joel in a motorcycle memorial to honor 9/11 victims, to actor Paul Rudd, from numerous Judd Apatow movies. It also brought the shops and restaurants of downtown Huntington to life, with many blasting Joel’s music out their front doors. Tickets for the show sold out within 15 minutes Tuesday, even with a two-ticket limit per person and only two hours’ notice. Considering how Joel holds the record for the most sellouts at Madison Square Garden and sold out two nights at Shea Stadium, competition for tickets at the 1,555-capacity Paramount was predictably fierce. Scalpers were charging more than $800 on StubHub and Craigslist for tickets, which originally ranged in price from $79.50 to $150. Joel addressed the wild markups, saying, “We’re not worth that much — maybe if [Jimi] Hendrix came back.” Of course, many fans were thrilled to see Joel in such an intimate setting no matter what the cost. After all, Joel is set to be honored by the Kennedy Center in December, when he will receive the nation’s highest award given to performers for their contribution to popular culture. He showed off how diverse that influence has been, adding a Latin influence to “Don’t Ask Me Why” and some ragtime to the extended opening of “New York State of Mind,” which became a poignant sing-along.
Concert hall, man sued over stage dive
on Friday, Oct. 18, with pianist Joel Hastings in Gore Recital Hall and cellist Alan Stepansky in Puglisi Orchestra Hall, also in the Roselle Center. For those who were unable to get tickets for Mozart Celebration III, there are many upcoming events available and tickets are going fast. Prelude dinners sell out quickly; those who plan to attend are asked to consider making reservations for the next dinner 10 days prior to the concert. Information about the series is available at the website . Coming attractions Friday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m., Gore Recital Hall. The Kavafian Duo will perform with collaborative pianist Jonathan Feldman as a part of the MPCS Great Musical Families Recital Series. Last year, the Paul Kantor family trio gave the inaugural performance and this year the world famous Kavafian family will showcase two sister performers — Ida and Ani Kavafian. As artists on the roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the sisters, who are world-class violinists and violists, have performed with the symphonies of Detroit, Colorado, Tucson, San Antonio and Cincinnati, and have recorded the music of Mozart and Sarasate on the Nonesuch label. They celebrated the 25th anniversary of their first performance together at Carnegie Hall in the fall of 2008 with a concert at Lincoln Center, which featured their Curtis Institute and Yale University students and colleagues.
Abbie Wade filed the lawsuit in Pitkin County District Court on Tuesday. It lists the concert venue and Andrew Stewart of Virginia Beach as defendants responsible for her injuries. The lawsuit says during the June 9 concert by a Talking Heads cover band, Belly Up staff allowed Stewart onto the stage. According to the Aspen Daily News ( http://tinyurl.com/q47m4fm ), Stewart said he dove off the stage on a dare from friends. Is your comment not appearing on the article? Read this . Note: Our article pages automatically refresh every ten minutes. We cannot change this. If you start writing your comment on this page, please refresh the page before you do so this will reset the ten-minute counter. You must be registered to comment (your comment will be saved for you while you register). It’s quick (it takes about 30 seconds) and we only require your email and name. Comments that include any offensive material are prohibited.