Absolute Music Chamber Series
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Absolute Music Chamber Series

"Lachrymose": Romantic Piano and Strings

Purchase tickets here: http://tktassist.com/Tix/?u=FAM

String Trio in B-flat major, D.471 for violin, viola, cello Franz Schubert

(1797-1828)

Allegro

Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor, Op 60 Johannes Brahms

(1833-1897)

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Scherzo, Allegro

III. Andante

IV. Finale, Allegro comodo

Intermission

Piano Quartet No.2, Op.45 Gabriel Fauré

(1845-1924)

I. Allegro molto moderato

II. Allegro molto

III. Adagio non troppo

IV. Allegro molto

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Dmitri Berlinsky, violin

Bach, Paganini, Ysaye

with guest artists

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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Slaying the Demanding Dragons - NACW Luncheon
Feb
13
11:45 AM11:45

Slaying the Demanding Dragons - NACW Luncheon

Slaying the Demanding Dragons - How to Wow, Woo,Win Over, and even LOVE the Hard-to-Please Client, Boss, and Coworker

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Urban Beat1213 Turner RoadLansing, MI 48906 

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As a career professional, you work with many different types of stakeholders. Some can be delightful and even a dream to work with, making your job that much more enjoyable. On the flip side....there are some that are difficult. Join us in welcoming author and speaker  Mimi Brown as she delivers an energetic and interactive presentation, where you will discover The 7 types of difficult people and how to work with them Client centric communication skills to diffuse any tense situation Find positive resolutions for client complaints and end on a positive note Tips on how to manage job related stress with ease

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Larry McCray, Steve McCray and David Winans II
Feb
17
5:30 PM17:30

Larry McCray, Steve McCray and David Winans II

***SOLD OUT SHOW***

Buy tickets here: https://lsdshow.brownpapertickets.com/

Don’t miss this very unique, intimate (limited to 150 seats) show featuring Larry McCray, Steve McCray, and David Winans II for an evening of Jimi Hendrix tunes, and other great music, all in honor of Black History Month. These three renowned musicians are going to show just how true that ole saying is (“The Blues had a baby and they called it Rock n’ Roll.”).

Besides performing a lot more of the Bluesy side of Jimi Hendrix, “LSD” will perform tunes like ZZ Top, Stones, Zeppelin, Neil Young, Clapton, and Freddie King - and some brand new Larry McCray songs. (You might even hear some Motown this evening - for all those ‘Valentines’ in the house.)

Opening this show will be one of Michigan’s finest young talented guitarists, Elden Kelly. You’ll get to hear some acoustic versions of Jimi and possibly some Motown before LSD fires up their amps.

This show will also include some mighty fine young aspiring musicians: Jacque Baldori and Lucas Holliday (lead singers of Tell Yo Mama) and MSU students Jeremiah Shackleford and Lowell Wolfe. These featured musicians have played the Blues before audiences all over the world and look forward to opportunities to educate folks about - as well as entertain them with - the Blues. This show will be one of those opportunities.

Larry, Steve, and David will be helping pass this important part of the African American experience - Blues (which had a baby they call ‘Rock n Roll’) on from one generation to another generation or two. No doubt this show will be highly entertaining, but it’s also intended to be highly memorable especially for all of the young musicians who’ll be sitting in on some songs now and then.

(Although Larry and Steve McCray don’t need much of an introduction as they are so well-known and well-loved by folks who appreciate and enjoy Blues music) here is a bit of background info about the featured artists Larry McCray, Steve Mc- Cray, and David Winans II, tonight’s special guest Elden Kelly, and each of the other young talented musicians on the program:

“The musical powerhouse known as Larry McCray has stood on the frontlines of the contemporary American Blues scene for nearly three decades now. Possessing an unmistakably biting and simultaneously distinct and cascading tone to his fluid guitar playing and an expressive and full baritone voice, (in 2014) McCray has performed at over 56 Blues festivals throughout the world and is constantly expanding his formidable reputation to wider international acclaim.” The Review (Bay City)

“Steve McCray has been the backbone of the Larry McCray Band from the beginning. Larry believes Steve is the most talented musician in the family. He plays drums, guitar, and is an excellent vocalist." Delta College’s “Mid-Michigan Remembers Stories About Us”

David Winans II brings his high-energy bass playing and vocals to Lansing from the Motown itself, Detroit. He comes to us by way of one of the finest musical families in all of Mid-Michigan, the famed Gospel family, the Winans. David grew up in Detroit during the 60s when African-American music migrated from churches into the mainstream.

“We weren’t allowed to bring rock ‘n roll records into the house, so I got a job as an usher at Cobo Arena,” said Winans. He got to see Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, and Gentle Giant perform live which helped influenced his career as a progressive, multi-talented musician and vocalist. Of all the many various styles of music David performs, his favorites are probably ‘Prog-Rock’ and straight-ahead ‘Classic Rock’.

David has won seven Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Songwriter, Outstanding Instrumentalists and Outstanding Performance. He teaches voice as well as works with many young folks as he helps them develop their singing talents. One magazine describes David’s musicianship as follows: “From progressive musical sonatas to strains of haunting melodies, enigmatic time signatures and humorous riffs, all melded with an intrinsic waft of gospel and R&B and flavorful bits of jazz, Detroit based rocker David Winans II has effervescent energy that ensnares ears”. We’re so glad David is here with us as a very special guest performer.

Elden Kelly is one of the finest skilled solo guitarists in Michigan as well as being a seasoned jazz improviser, bandleader, composer, and songwriter. He also is an in-demand recording artist, entertainer, and an active educator.

Elden often uniquely mixes classical, world music and jazz. He performs in an amazing ensemble of musicians (right here at UrbanBeat several times) who perform incredible “world music” and are known as “Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet Featuring Elden Kelly”.

We’ll have a very rare opportunity to enjoy Elden Kelly’s creative and distinctive guitar playing as he opens this evening’s show with a brief set of some acoustic renditions of Jimi Hendrix and maybe even a little bit of Motown.

Jacque Baldori studied music at Valparaiso University and Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts for Jazz Studies where she learned to refine her craft in Jazz and Blues and found her true love in commercial music. She is a percussionist as well as a vocalist. She is a major part of the talented and spirited “Tell Yo Mama” and contributes original songs to the group’s repertoire. Like many of the musicians on today’s program, Jacque comes from a family of musicians.

Lucas Holliday’s vocal influences include legendary soul singers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and James Brown. His musical influences also include an eclectic mixture of big band, British Invasion, Motown, and funk. “Luke” was a popular 2017 contestant on NBC's reality show "The Voice”. Drawing from many styles of music, Lucas has formed his own testament to rhythm and blues, glimpses of which he reveals on-stage amidst the powerhouse of Tell Yo Mama. When paired with the silken melodies and harmonic dexterity of Jacque Baldori, the effect leads to a captivating array of songs.

Jeremiah Shackleford is a sophomore at Michigan State University studying Communications. Jeremiah, born and raised in Detroit, attended school at the Marvin L. Winans Academy for Performing Arts in Detroit. Jeremiah has worked with Larry and Steve McCray a half dozen times already and is well-liked and respected by them and looks forward to performing with “LSD” (and all the other fine musicians) for this special show. He started playing guitar in the 6th grade. He’s performed on the same stage as renowned Gospel artists Lee Williams, Joe Ligon (Mighty Clouds of Joy), and Tim Rogers.

Lowell Wolfe is also a sophomore at Michigan State University where is enrolled in the acclaimed Jazz Studies program. Like all the musicians on today’s program, Lowell performs many various styles of music.

Lowell has seen Bob Dylan (often with his dad) 25 times. Look for him at the next “Nicky Z Productions” show when he’ll perform with the “Jerry” McCray Band when the Larry McCray Band performs an evening of lots of Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead music. Look for that one in the springtime.

Corey Ingraham is the bass player for the Larry McCray Band and the musical director for this show. We’re looking forward to him sitting in on a song or two. He’s been a great addition to the band and brings so much professionalism, creativity, and great ideas. This young man is also an active and highly sought-after church musician.

UrbanBeat is a small intimate venue which showcases all sorts of unique and eclectic styles of live music. It provides one with a cool opportunity to experience live music in a comfortable and relaxing setting.

We hope you’ll come to enjoy a very unique and memorable evening of live music featuring some of Michigan’s finest musicians as they continue to pass this distinctly African-American expression of music from one generation to the next generation of talented aspiring Blues/Rock/R&B/everything musicians.

The promoter-facilitator of this event is Nick Zabrodsky who enjoys advancing the kingdom of God ‘one party at a time’. He does what he does out of his love for God and for his fellow man. Oh yeah, and also out of his love for music.

“Too much of everything is just enough!” (Grateful Dead)

“The Blues had a baby and they called it ‘Rock and Roll’.” (Muddy Waters)

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Mozart Violin Concerto 

No. 5 in A Major I. Allegro Aperto

Oleg Bezuglov, violin 

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Paganini: Caprice 

No. 2 in B minor 

Moderato Sofia Levchenko, violin 

Williams: Schindler's List 

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Piazzolla: Histoire de Tango 

I. Bordello 1900

II. Cafe 1930

Wei Jia, violin

No I Otomasu, piano 

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Mozart Violin Concerto 

No. 5 in A Major I. Allegro Aperto

Oleg Bezuglov, violin 

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Paganini: Caprice 

No. 2 in B minor 

Moderato Sofia Levchenko, violin 

Williams: Schindler's List 

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Piazzolla: Histoire de Tango 

I. Bordello 1900

II. Cafe 1930

Wei Jia, violin

No I Otomasu, piano 

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Mozart Violin Concerto 

No. 5 in A Major I. Allegro Aperto

Oleg Bezuglov, violin 

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Paganini: Caprice 

No. 2 in B minor 

Moderato Sofia Levchenko, violin 

Williams: Schindler's List 

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Piazzolla: Histoire de Tango 

I. Bordello 1900

II. Cafe 1930

Wei Jia, violin

No I Otomasu, piano 

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Mozart Violin Concerto 

No. 5 in A Major I. Allegro Aperto

Oleg Bezuglov, violin 

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Paganini: Caprice 

No. 2 in B minor 

Moderato Sofia Levchenko, violin 

Williams: Schindler's List 

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Piazzolla: Histoire de Tango 

I. Bordello 1900

II. Cafe 1930

Wei Jia, violin

No I Otomasu, piano 

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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Havana Nights New Year Eve Dinner Dance
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Havana Nights New Year Eve Dinner Dance

Ritmo is hosting a New Year's Eve Party at UrbanBeat to end the year in a Salsa fashion.

Here are the details:

Salsa lessons will start at 8 PM

Food will be ready by 8:30

Menu includes Congri, (Rice and Black beans), Ropa Vieja, (Shredded beef with a Cuban Seasoning), Fried plantains, and a Cuban Salad, all prepared by a Cuban Chef.

Salsa Music will begin around 9:00 PM and will go till about 1:30. am. We will have party favors.

Cost for admittance is only $35.00 per person /$70.00 per couple until December 26th. After that they go up to $40.00 and $80.00.

We will have limited capacity so please get your tickets early. You may purchase your tickets ahead of time through Brown Paper Bag tickets or call 517-927-9384.

Buy Tickets here: https://havananights.bpt.me

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Tell Yo Mama with Biomassive and East Harvest!
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tell Yo Mama with Biomassive and East Harvest!

Doors at 7:30pm, $10, 21+

East Harvest
East Harvest reunites its original duo to bring back it’s acoustic soulful sounds that’ll get your night started right. Based out of East Lansing, this band shows off their vocal harmonies while keeping your body moving and wanting more! 

Biomassive
This anomalous Northern Michigan band redefines the sound of the electronic genre. A progressive jam band, Biomassive blends the organic feel of real-time musicwith deep, intelligent beats of their ground shaking sub bass mechanics. Reminiscent of their Umphrey’s McGee and STS9 influence, Since its genesis in 2012, Biomassive has fused funk and progressive rock to arrive at an unparalleled soul.

Tell Yo Mama
“Music that moves you”
Tell Yo Mama is a seven piece Soulful-Groove Machine from Lansing Michigan.TYM has the groove sauce to keep the party going all night and wear some holes in them shoes. Delving into Soul, Funk, Rock, the Blues and much more. The mission is to make music that moves you! As our world moves through timeless cyclical patterns of recurrence and change, one thing remains the same....PEOPLE LOVE TO DANCE! We wanna get down to some great music and forget about our troubles...even if just for a little while. Tell Yo Mama is here to carry the torch and continue the legacy of creative, groove heavy tunes.

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Viva Jazz Jam
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Viva Jazz Jam

LAUREN RONGO, ARLENE MCDANIEL, ED FEDEWA, ADAM RONGO and IAN LAVINE

No cover charge, come jam with us!

LAUREN RONGO 
Lauren went to Michigan State University and received her Bachelors in music ed and flute performance. After graduation she moved to NYC and did some graduate work at Manhattan School of Music where she studied with the renowned Harold Bennett. Lauren taught at the Roosa School of Music in Brooklyn. She also free lanced in NYC playing in the New York Sinfonia and the Brooklyn Philharmonia and severely other classical groups. She ventured into jazz and found Nova Jazz, her late husband's group. Lauren learned to play jazz on the gigs. Nova Jazz played all over NYC an won the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1979. The Rongos moved to Lansing in 1980 and then played all over Lansing. They were an integral part in starting the Lansing Jazz Festival in the mid eighties. Then they moved to Essexville and Lauren taught flute at SVSU for several years and was a member of the Midland Symphony, Flutee, and The Valley Wind Quintet. March of 2018 Lauren moved back to Lansing and is gigging around town mostly with Shenanigans. 

ARLENE MCDANIEL
Arlene is an experienced jazz pianist, performing and teaching in the Mid-Michigan area and beyond for over 3 decades. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory & Composition from MSU in 1984. Arlene performs at a variety of venues as a soloist, combo leader, and side woman. Notable artists include clarinetist Dave Bennett, vocalist Sunny Wilkinson, The Lansing Symphony Jazz Band, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Pied Pipers, and the Frankie Valli touring group Let's Hang On. Arlene is on the adjunct faculty at Hillsdale College as a jazz piano instructor and member of the faculty jazz ensemble The Hillcats. She also is on faculty at the MSU Community Music School, and teaches out of her home studio. Arlene’s CD (Timeless, 2009) has received airplay nationwide and is currently available online or from the artist. The bulk of the recording contains original compositions.


ED FEDEWA

Ed Fedewa is an instructor of classical, jazz, and electric bass at the Michigan State University Community Music School. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Bass Performance. While at Michigan State University, Ed was awarded the Outstanding Performance award from the Notre Dame Jazz Fest. He has performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, as the principle bassist for the Lansing Symphony, and as a substitute for the Flint Symphony. Ed has been an instructor at Lansing Community College, Central Michigan University and Albion College.


ADAM RONGO

Up and coming alto saxophonist, Adam Rongo has been playing music since childhood. He attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, and quickly took to jazz. He then moved to Chicago to study with Mike Smith, an alto saxophonist who has shared the stage with Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Nat Adderley, and many others. Adam holds a Masters degree in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University, where he studied with Diego Rivera, Rodney Whitaker, Etienne Charles, and Michael Dease.

While at MSU, Adam received a scholarship to attend the Keep An Eye Summer Jazz Workshop in Amsterdam to study with Dick Oatts. In 2012 Adam placed 2nd in the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, was selected as a finalist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition in Tempe Arizona, and also received a Downbeat Student Music Award as an Outstanding Soloist in the Graduate category.

Adam has since moved to New York City, and has quickly established a reputation as both a sideman and band leader. He has performed with a variety of great musicians, including Michael Dease and Ulysses Owens Jr., at well known venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, and the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. He recently released his debut album, "Tell Your Story" on the D-Clef Record Label in October of 2013. The album features stellar musicians, including: Michael Dease, Etienne Charles, Emmet Cohen, Randy Napoleon, Behn Gillece, Ulysses Owens Jr. and Rodney Whitaker.

"I truly feel that this debut recording of Adam Rongo is going to send a message to the Jazz world that the spirit of so many great voices on the Alto Saxophone is alive, well, and in great hands!" - Ulysses Owens Jr.

IAN LAVINE

Percussionist Ian LeVine of Williamston has amassed over 40 years of musical performance experience. Ian has been an active member of the mid-Michigan arts community since 1979. After high school he initially attended Wayne State by day while playing evening club dates and various one-nighters in the metro Detroit area. After transferring to MSU he remained a member of MSU Jazz Band I under the direction of Ron Newman for nearly 5 years. This is where Ian’s formative jazz performance experiences occurred in concert big band and more intimate small group jazz contexts. Known as a versatile and supportive player, Ian has appeared throughout the midwest in wide-ranging musical circumstances involving regional jazz festivals including those at Aquinas College, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Montreux-Detroit, Schoolcraft College, The Michigan Festival, Lansing Old Town, East Lansing Summer Solstice and Flint; at The Grand Hotel subbing with the Jimmy Dorsey and Legends of Swing big bands to local halls, rock and jazz bars with combos; professional and community theaters and houses of worship; to Spartan Stadium and the Breslin Center with the MSU alumni band. Ian’s already lengthy musical vita continues to grow. Present involvements include ongoing freelance gigging; continuation as a founding member of the Arlene McDaniel trio and quintet; pit work with the Lansing Community College theater department; facilitating Lansing area drum circles; co-producing Mike Daniels’ annual LaBatterie drum show at LCC, local performance as a member of classic rock/pop group “The Capital Sundogs”, roots music band “The Further Adventure of Fat Boy and Jive Turkey”, and drummer for acclaimed Michigan crooner Ryan DeHues. Ian can be heard on jazz CD recordings by The Arlene McDaniel Trio – “Timeless” (2009) and Southeastern Michigan vocalist Danielle Blanchard - “Jazz Portrait” (2001).

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Music without Borders concert benefit for Doctors without Borders
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Music without Borders concert benefit for Doctors without Borders

Michigan-based musicians Bobby Bringi (left), Elden Kelly (right) -- with a lot of help from our friends -- are organizing a community fundraising concert, MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS to benefit the humanitarian mission of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). 

The music concert will be on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 4-6 PM at UrbanBeat, 1213 Turner Road in Old Town, Lansing, MI 48906. Doors will open at 3:30 PM, and there will be a cash bar/restaurant. Please plan to come early to socialize with friends and make new ones in a casual, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Feel free to stay after and enjoy more music, drinks and food! We hope to see you there!

Enjoy live global roots music, where melodies, grooves and sounds from different continents mingle with jazz and blues -- musical narratives that transcend borders. Elden and Bobby will be joined by special guests. Music Without Borders will enchant, heal and unite our community as we support MSF in a time of urgent need

All costs associated with the event have already been covered, so all donations will directly benefit MSFSuggested donation is $30 per person; the minimum suggested donation is $10 per person. The first 25 donors at $30 level will be provided preferred seating. When you make your donation, you will have an option to choose whether Bobby Bringi can see your name. If you use this option, it will make it easier for me to get your name to get on the preferred seating list. Donate here: https://bit.ly/2KeYPcJ

There is no other cover charge for the concert, and no tickets are necessary, please just come as you are. We hope to see you there! - Bobby Bringi

For a glimpse of the supremely gifted guitarist and musician Elden Kelly elaborating on a Silk Road theme, check out this original piece called Caravanserai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao1yC4BSuqA

We are planning to showcase several new compositions, including a special piece composed just for this event. During intermission there will be an opportunity for the audience to learn about global health and MSF.

Please consider donating even if you cannot attend the concert!

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in more than 70 countries whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. We are raising funds and awareness to support its response to emergencies around the world.  Your donation will be put to work immediately to deliver urgent medical care including treatment for malnutrition, emergency surgery, and lifesaving vaccinations for people around the world. Thank you for your support and for getting involved. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated (and Tax deductible!)!  You can learn more about its work by visiting www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Alexander Tansman. Cinq Pieces for violin and piano.

1. Toccata

2. Chanson et Boîte à Musique

3. Mouvement perpétuel

4. Aria

5. Basso ostinato

Oleg Bezuglov, violin

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No.7 in C minor, op.30, No.2

I.Allegro con brio 

IV.Finale: Allegro; Presto

Saegyeol Yi, Violin

Subin Lee, piano

Mirzoyan - Introduction and Perpetum Mobile

Samvel Arakelyan, violin

Ling Lo, piano

D. Shostakovich - Piano Trio no. 2 in E minor

I. Andante

II. Allegro con brio

III. Largo

IV. Allegretto 

Sofia Levchenko - violin

Sandro Sidamonidze- cello

Dmitri Kristalinsky - piano

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree
Nov
21
5:00 PM17:00

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree

ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR! PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS!

We’re having an early bird 🦅 extravaganza music, cocktails, dancing & tasty small plates. Join us for a kickoff to the holidays. We'll be celebrating the birthday girls Toni Alexander , Laurie Lonsdorf & Mr. Gregg Hill too!! Lots of special guests will be sitting in also! Please share & invite your friends!

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Tell Yo Mama
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tell Yo Mama

“Music that moves you”

Tell Yo Mama is a seven piece Soulful-Groove Machine from Lansing Michigan.TYM has the groove sauce to keep the party going all night and wear some holes in them shoes. Delving into Soul, Funk, Rock, the Blues and much more. The mission is to make music that moves you! As our world moves through timeless cyclical patterns of recurrence and change, one thing remains the same....PEOPLE LOVE TO DANCE! We wanna get down to some great music and forget about our troubles...even if just for a little while. Tell Yo Mama is here to carry the torch and continue the legacy of creative, groove heavy tunes.

The ones who make this funk machine run include:

- Jacqueline Baldori: vocals, percussion

- Lucas Holliday: vocals, percussion

- Eric Kloeckner: keys, vocoder, percussion, harmonica - Martin Mclean: saxophone, keys, vocals

- Adrian Bryant: bass guitar

- Michael Loomis: guitar

- Ray Crane: drums, percussion, vocals, manager


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PUSH Women’s Conference 2018
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

PUSH Women’s Conference 2018

We are back again!!! The 2nd Annual Women’s Conference is going to be amazing and you don’t want to miss out !!! Nobody is perfect, we all need encouragement, hope and love. This event is not for perfect women, it’s for imperfect women loved by The perfect God, perfectly. Come be uplifted, encouraged and inspired by incredible women of faith that look just like you, have similar testimonies just like you and are PUSHING through to break through... JUST LIKE YOU!!! Be prepared for amazing praise and worship, fellowship, laughs and a powerful message God is preparing especially for you !! Hosted by Tasha M. Treviño, M.DIV, Pastor, Speaker and Radio Show Host of The Good News Radio Show, Los Angeles, CA, God has inspired a team of incredible women to bring together this event, in a way that will push you through to your destiny !! Push pass fear, push pass your trials, push pass lack, push pass insecurities, push pass distraction, push pass set backs, push pass unhealthy relationships, and push back against the enemy because you are a powerful and bold woman of God and you have the victory ! We are pushing toward abundance, joy, and purpose! We all get tired and at times feel like giving in or giving up, keep pushing and get to this conference, and together we’ll PUSH into the new year prepared, inspired, uplifted and prepared for all that God has in store for your new beginning and new year! This event is for women of all walks! Wherever you are currently, in your walk with God, you are welcomed !!! Ages 18+ (younger women 15-18) with mentor, parent, older sibling also welcomed.

•Food

•Live DJ

•Live Praise and Worship

•Break Out Sessions

•Powerful Message

•Conference TShirts

•Gift Give Aways



Topics:

•Prayer Life



•Healthy Relationships: What they are and what they are NOT! Addressing issues like Narcissistic Abuse recovery, with focus on Ungodly soul ties, psychological abuse, physical and emotional.

•Leaning into your purpose: How to PUSH to that next level!

•Women‘s Issues : Being a woman of faith, Mother, Business person, Wife, single woman, educator, student, grandmother, leader, Trail blazer...etc!

•Physical Health/Fitness/Self Care

More...

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 10th Annual JAMM Tribute Concert
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

10th Annual JAMM Tribute Concert

Performances from Bill Heid, Randy Gelispie, and Paul Keller as a trio; Ian LeVine, Mike Daniels, and Jeff Shoup in a "mini" La Batterie performance; Jim Alfredson, Trent Harris, and the Man of the Hour himself, Jeff Shoup in a trio + special guests format! Expect some surprises...
Join JAMM, other jazz lovers, and fans of Jeff in this annual celebration of "a person(s) who has made a significant impact on jazz in Mid-Michigan"! Food and Drinks will be available for purchase.
Purchase Advance Tickets http://jazzjamm.com/10th-annual-jamm-tribute-concert-jeff-shoup/

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The Triple Threat Revue
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Triple Threat Revue

Purchase Tickets here:
https://thetriplethreatrevue.bpt.me

Peter Madcat Ruth, Jimmie Stagger & Junior Valentine will gather for the first time!

Tickets 1$10 in advance / $15 @ the door. Madcat, Jimmie & Junior together cover a wide range of Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Funky Roots Americana styles of music. All 3 players are very accomplished @ their chosen instruments...Madcat known throughout the USA and beyond as a harmonica virtuoso, Jimmie as a top shelf fingerpicking Delta blues specialist and all-around fine guitarist & Junior as a very solid blues, rhythm & blues, roots guitarist and bass player. All three men sing as well. All three have been bandleaders for years and have long respected professional careers. The Triple Threat Revue will provide a great variety of groove and roots tunes for their audience. Please join us for a very fine night @ Urban Beat as The Triple Threat Revue brings it to Lansing! 

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Absolute Music Chamber Series
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Absolute Music Chamber Series

Buy Tickets here: http://www.absolutemusiclansing.org/buy-tickets.html

Regular: $20 online                         $20 at the door                          Students: $5 (at door)

ANTHONY PATTERSON and CASEY ROBARDS, piano
Dave Zerbe, percussion
Ben Grohs, light design
Jody Knol, Concert Guide
Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:30 pm
PROGRAM
Sonata No. 1 in Eb major J. S. Bach (1685-1750)/arr. Babin
1. Con spirito
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso
Sonata for 2 Pianos: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
1. Prologue: Extrémement lent et calme
2. Allegro molto: Trés rythmé
3. Andante lyrico: Lentement
4. Epilogue: Allegro giocosco
Intermission
Dance Suite Anthony J. Patterson
Fire Allegro
Dr. Lemonish’s Rag
The Bells
The Cat
Pastoral of the air
Starbeams
Friends
Espiritu Latino
Tango d’Alma
Dragon tamer

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ORQUESTA RITMO
Nov
3
8:30 PM20:30

ORQUESTA RITMO

ORQUESTA RITMO @ 
URBAN BEAT IN OLD TOWN 
1213 TURNER ST. LANSING 
LARGE DANCE FLOOR 
STARTING TIME 8:30 PM
COVER: $10.00 PER PERSON 
MSU and LCC STUDENTS $5.00 WITH STUDENT ID
SURPRISE GUEST ARTISTS
CASH BAR
DON'T MISS OUR LOCAL SHOW AT THIS NEW VENUE. 
THINGS ARE GOING WELL, SO WE ARE DOING THIS EVENT ON A MONTHLY BASIS. 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree
Nov
2
5:15 PM17:15

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree

Join us for an early music event celebrating Arts Night Out. Catherine Groll vocals, Ron Bretz bass & vocals, Rick Alicea drums & vocals & Stan Budzynski guitar & vocals. Full cash bar , light tapas, cool people & No Cover! Please share & invite your friends!! Hope to have a few guests sitting in too!!!

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Toastmasters Series
Oct
30
7:00 AM07:00

Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Grady Hall and the Disciples of Funk
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Grady Hall and the Disciples of Funk

This band delivers a live performance that will make you move. Featuring original compositions, a tribute to Carlos Santana as well as renditions from other artists such as Sly & The Family Stone, War, Average White Band, Bobby Blue Bland, the Allman Brothers Band and many more of everyone's favorites.

Buy tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3606085

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Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet with special guest Elden Kelly
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet with special guest Elden Kelly

Buy tickets here:
https://bpt.me/3621230

Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Sharp and his new WORLDS QUARTET returns to the Lansing scene to present their blend of Arabic, Eastern European and world music influenced original compositions. Recognized in the Jazz Times Critic’s Poll, the Dave Sharp WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe. 

This evening of "World Jazz" music will feature Dave Sharp on Electric Bass, Quatar and Synthesizer, Igor Houwat on Oud, Henrik Karapetyan on violin, with special guest Elden Kelly on guitar and glissentar. The WORLDS QUARTET will feature compositions from their new CD release DELTA on Vortex World Music Recordings, including Desert Sky, Hicaz Mandira and Mishra Shiva Ranjani.


“…a whirr of gorgeous melodic invention and delicate, intricate musicianship. Beautiful.”– Brett Callwood
http://blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/music-blahg/city-slang-weekly-music-review-roundup-116/
“Sharp's bass work balances everything like a needle threading exotic fabrics.”– Mark Tucker
http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09209.htm
“…healing music reminiscent of ancient wisdom expressed for the listener in the language of now.” - Linda Yohn WEMU 89.1 FM


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ORQUESTA RITMO
Oct
20
8:30 PM20:30

ORQUESTA RITMO

ORQUESTA RITMO @ 
URBAN BEAT IN OLD TOWN 
1213 TURNER ST. LANSING 
LARGE DANCE FLOOR 
STARTING TIME 8:30 PM
COVER: $10.00 PER PERSON 
MSU and LCC STUDENTS $5.00 WITH STUDENT ID
SURPRISE GUEST ARTISTS
CASH BAR
DON'T MISS OUR LOCAL SHOW AT THIS NEW VENUE. 
THINGS ARE GOING WELL, SO WE ARE DOING THIS EVENT ON A MONTHLY BASIS. 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

UrbanBeat welcomes Artist Director: Dmitri Berlinsky

Mozart Violin Concerto 

No. 5 in A Major I. Allegro Aperto

Oleg Bezuglov, violin 

Natalia Bezuglova, piano

Paganini: Caprice 

No. 2 in B minor 

Moderato Sofia Levchenko, violin 

Williams: Schindler's List 

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Piazzolla: Histoire de Tango 

I. Bordello 1900

II. Cafe 1930

Wei Jia, violin

No I Otomasu, piano 

 International Chamber Soloists is the unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. There are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to Music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  
Since then he has been performing as a soloists with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision as a violin soloist.     
Finally, it happened when a few years ago Dmitri Berlinsky was invited to join the faculty of Michigan State University and was encouraged to invite exceptional talents to build a rapidly growing reputation of this important institution as a major music facility. There came musicians from different countries and started building this ensemble. In the recent years' members of New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Detroit Symphony have been regularly joining ICS on tours and festivals.

As an active chamber musician, Mr.Berlinsky’s intention was to emphasize the artistic importance of each member of the group and find the way to incorporate it in the chamber orchestra settings. His goal was to be able to find the way to nurture musical chemistry, which will allow effortless music making and will bring freshness to each performance.            

 After their first concert, it was evident that International Chamber Soloists will be a great success since this group was able to perform with the freedom of expression and communicate with the audience. Berlinsky was able to play most challenging violin concertos directly communicating with the group without the conductor, creating a magic chamber music atmosphere.    
Immediately, there came invitations for future engagements at the concert series and festivals in US, Europe and South America. 

Last summer ICS opened the 15th International Music Festival Credomatic in San Jose at the National Theater where they received a critical acclaim. Recently ICS performed for Governor Gala in Campeche, Mexico. That concert was broadcast nationally.

Their performance at the Fontana Chamber Arts Festival in July 2008 brought them a rave review. Later that fall they had a great success at the San Francisco Conservatory, which was part of Michigan State University Gala. Also, they performed at the Collage concert at the Wharton Center in Lansing.

In January  2010, ICS  performed at the W.M.P Concert  Hall and at the  Association of Performing Arts Presenters National Conference in New York City.

ICS was an orchestra in residence at the 2010 Southampton Arts Festival in Long Island, NY.

2011-12 Season includes performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington DC, Danbury CT, Michigan, Kansas and eight concerts Mid-West tour.

The new CD of Vivaldi and Piazzolla  Seasons will be released in the Spring of 2012.

For more detailed engagements please visit Mr.Berlinsky website www.DmitriBerlinsky.com 

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YP Toastmasters Series
Oct
16
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Healing Through Art by NAMI Lansing
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Healing Through Art by NAMI Lansing

Healing Through Art is a community event featuring artists expressing their creative vision and challenges. Participate by attending or submitting artwork. All submitted art will be shown on a scrolling video during the event.

Submit your ART here: https://www.namilansing.org/copy-of-hta1

Learn More: https://www.namilansing.org/copy-of-miaw-front2

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Absolute Music Chamber Series
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Absolute Music Chamber Series

Buy Tickets here: http://www.absolutemusiclansing.org/buy-tickets.html

Regular: $20 online                         $20 at the door                          Students: $5 (at door)

ANTHONY PATTERSON and CASEY ROBARDS, piano
Dave Zerbe, percussion
Ben Grohs, light design
Jody Knol, Concert Guide
Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:30 pm
PROGRAM
Sonata No. 1 in Eb major J. S. Bach (1685-1750)/arr. Babin
1. Con spirito
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso
Sonata for 2 Pianos: Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
1. Prologue: Extrémement lent et calme
2. Allegro molto: Trés rythmé
3. Andante lyrico: Lentement
4. Epilogue: Allegro giocosco
Intermission
Dance Suite Anthony J. Patterson
Fire Allegro
Dr. Lemonish’s Rag
The Bells
The Cat
Pastoral of the air
Starbeams
Friends
Espiritu Latino
Tango d’Alma
Dragon tamer

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IQI Academy
Oct
5
8:00 AM08:00

IQI Academy

Class Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM


Day One – Introduction to Quality, Introduction to the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation
Day Two – Voice of the Customer
Day Three – Appreciation for a System
Day Four – Understanding Variation, Measurement
Day Five – Psychology
Day Six – Transformation and Capstone Project Presentations

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A Jazz Salute to Veterans
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

A Jazz Salute to Veterans

George Howard | Mike Daniels | Ed Fedewa | Bill Bastian

George Howard (saxophone) and Mike Daniels (drums) both served in our Armed Forces. George served in the Army in Europe during World War II and Mike served in the Army in Vietnam. We’re honored to have both George and Mike performing great jazz. Filling out this talented group this evening will be Ed Fedewa (bass) and Bill Bastian (piano).

Please come and enjoy excellent jazz performed by fine musicians as we approach Veterans Day and as we begin to thank our vets and show appreciation to them throughout the month of October leading up to Veterans’ Day.

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Lady Champagne & Blues Man Lester Hambone Brown
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Lady Champagne & Blues Man Lester Hambone Brown

Lady Champagne has been singing the blues over 38 years. She has been known for keeping ‘Blues Live’ going strong every Saturday night at Bert’s Market Place in the Eastern Market District,Detroit for over 14 years. She also performs live with the legendary Motown recording artist and former member of the funk brothers Dennis Coffey at the Northern Lights Lounge. She has performed on stage with some of the latest and the greatest blues singers from KoKo Taylor, Johnny Bassett, Alberta Adams, Chick Willis, and Billy Davis, and has opened for acts including Mr. Bobby Blue Bland andTheodis Earley, Lady Champagne will have you on your feet with her rockin’ blues at the UrbanBeat Afterglow..

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BluesFest Afterglow Party with Circuit Blues Band
Sep
22
to Sep 23

BluesFest Afterglow Party with Circuit Blues Band

Corey Ingham, bass, from Saginaw, Michigan has preformed with Larry McCray, Michel’le Toussaint, Clark sisters, Marvin Sapp, and Marvin Winans. Tony Purifoy has performed with several premier soul and funk bands opening for The Commodores and KC and the Sunshine Band. He brings a high-energy style of soul, funk and R&B to every performance. Steve McCray - Drummer: has been performing for well over 30 years, performed in almost every state in America, been half way around the world. Come dance to the funky blues at the Afterglow at UrbanBeat.

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