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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Baccano
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Baccano

Glass City's finest five piece, Baccano, takes charge of the stage with a commanding performance every show. By harnessing their own eclectic roots of progressive rock/soul/funk/and everything in between, and bringing a high energy show, toes will tap and booties will shake. The innovative music of Baccano is a sound that once you've had a taste of you'll never stop coming back for more.

Baccano began developing their sound in summer of 2014 in Toledo, OH. Their collective roots have culminated an amalgamation of genre's within their music. A sound best described as closely related to that of Umphrey's Mcgee, Tauk or Dopapod, Baccano can go from progressive rock to funk on the drop of a dime, all while peppering in a range of styles by drawing influences from King Crimson and other classic artists. 

Baccano recently released a new live studio full length album titled "Best Eggs" as well as live studio music videos to capture Baccano's essence in its current state, though,  ever-evolving. After an early summer tour, they are back in the writing process while still playing shows in and around Ohio on a consistent basis. Showing no signs of stopping, Baccano is pushing their way into markets outside of Ohio in quick fashion as venues, bars, and fans all take notice of their showstopping performances. 

After having performed alonside top-tier regional and national acts such as Desmond Jones, Flexadecibel, Subterranean, Joe Marcinek Band, Conscious Pilot, Zoo Trippin', Glostik Willy, Ekoostik Hookah, Melophobix and more

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

Tell Yo Mama with Biomassive and Baccano!

Tell Yo Mama is coming back and they're are bringing a few of their friends this time!!!

$10 Doors open at 7:30

Tell Yo Mama is a soulful, funky, groove machine from Lansing, MI. We wanna make "music that moves you"! Tell Yo Mama has the groove sauce that keeps the party going all night - wear some holes in your shoes. The band has a wide range of stylistically diverse original music, delving into aspects of soul, funk, rock, blues and much more. As our world moves through timeless cyclical patterns of recurrence and change, one thing remains the same… PEOPLE LOVE TO DANCE! People love to get down to great music and forget about their daily struggles, 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.

This anomalous Northern Michigan band redefines the sound of the electronic genre. A progressive jam band, Biomassive blends the organic feel of real-time music with deep, intelligent beats of their ground shaking sub bass mechanics. Since its genesis in 2012, Biomassive has fused electronic and progressive rock to arrive at an unparalleled sound.

The name biomassive is more than just a name. We believe in a better earth for our fellow earthlings. While teaming up with the permaculture action network and progressive prolonged involvement in several ongoing sustainable projects.

We hope to continue to bridge the gap between sustainable lifestyles and music.

since 2014 we've been actively involved in permaculture action days spanning throughout Michigan and Illinois.

Keep up to date with the action network www.permacultureaction.org

Baccano began developing their sound in summer of 2014 in Toledo, OH. Their collective roots have culminated an amalgamation of genre's within their music. A sound best described as closely related to that of Umphrey's Mcgee, Tauk or Dopapod, Baccano can go from progressive rock to funk on the drop of a dime, all while peppering in a range of styles by drawing influences from King Crimson and other classic artists.

Baccano recently released a new live studio full length album titled "Best Eggs" as well as live studio music videos to capture Baccano's essence in its current state, though, ever-evolving. After an early summer tour, they are back in the writing process while still playing shows in and around Ohio on a consistent basis. Showing no signs of stopping, Baccano is pushing their way into markets outside of Ohio in quick fashion as venues, bars, and fans all take notice of their showstopping performances.

After having performed alonside top-tier regional and national acts such as Desmond Jones, Flexadecibel, Subterranean, Joe Marcinek Band, Conscious Pilot, Zoo Trippin', Glostik Willy, Ekoostik Hookah, Melophobix and more, Baccano seeks to leave their footprint in the festival circuit in 2019.

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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 21st. 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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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Jan
30
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
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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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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KidzBeat and Music Workshops
Sep
22
to Sep 23

KidzBeat and Music Workshops

1:00pm - 2:30pm Electric Bass and Guitar Mentors - Bob and Josh Wilson

2:30pm - 3:30pm Harmonica for Kids with Andy Wilson

3:30pm - 5:30pm Electric Bass and Guitar Mentors - Bob and Josh Wilson

KidzBeat is a range of activities giving kids arts experiences first-hand.

• instrument petting zoo of woodwind and brass instruments, guided by MSU Community Music School at Mother & Earth.

•One-on-one sessions with electric guitar and bass, mentored by professional blues musicians.  

• Harmonica for Kids with Andy Wilson Sponsored by Elderly Instruments in Old Town
Learn to play the harmonica with multi-instrumentalist and harmonica specialist Andy Wilson.With over 30 years of experience, Andy has taught workshops at several festivals around the country, and was a featured performer at the 2007 Society for the Preservation andAdvancement of the Harmonica convention. This workshop will be geared towards children, but adults are welcome. Kids will receive free harmonicas while supplies last.

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2018 Michigan BluesFest
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Michigan BluesFest

Michigan BluesFest started in 1994 under the name OctoberFest. Lansing’s alternative radio station, 92.1 WWDX, signed on as media sponsor, and MessageMakers became its founding business sponsor.

The festival featured such renowned artists as Kid Rock, Marcy Playground, Duncan Sheik, Nineteen Wheels and local showstoppers such as Powerface, Knee Deep Shag, The Lash, and The Weepers.

In 2002, the festival committee decided to transform the fall music festival into Old Town BluesFest and was pleased to announce 94.9 WMMQ as the new radio sponsor.

Michigan BluesFest will be held Fri, Sept 21st, 2018 and Sat, Sept 22, 2018 in the streets of Old Town, surrounded by the best of the Capital City’s art galleries as well as unique retail stores and grand architecture. Its stages will offer outstanding talent, from local favorites to regional and national acts, including many appearing for the first time in Lansing.

Join the roughly 7,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states who come for the music, but also the great food and craft vendors, expansive beverage tent, children’s activities and more!

BluesFest’s updated format has featured nationally recognized blues artists such as Junior Watson, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, W.C. Clark, Carl Weathersby, Sharrie Williams, Smokin’ Joe Kubek, Bnois King, Reverend Raven, Toni Lynn Washington, Byther Smith, Grana’ Louise, bugs Beddow band, Alberta Adams, A.C. Reid, Son Seals, plus popular performers from around the state such as Lady Sunshine and the X Band, Calvin Cooke and Sacred Steel Ensemble, Mojo Phoenix, Those Delta Rhythm Kings, Root Doctor, Doug Deming and the All Stars, JR Clark, and The Automatic Blues Band. (More detailed lists of past artists are available.)

Michigan BluesFest is THE place to listen and dance to the sounds of a powerful blues beat.

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BluesFest Kick Off Jam with Pericles Varella Gomes
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

BluesFest Kick Off Jam with Pericles Varella Gomes

Academic Activities: Bachelors degrees in Visual Arts and Music from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná (1982); Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Paraná (1982), Masters in Telecommunication: Michigan State University (1990) and Ph.D. in Educational Systems Development - Michigan State University (1996). He is currently professor at Universidade Positivo.

Artistic activities: Cellist. Participated in presentations in Europe, the United States and Brazil. He began his musical studies at the age of 6 (piano); but decided to play the cello (at age 10); percussion at age 16. Electronic music at age 26. He has performed or performed in hundreds of orchestral, chamber, jazz and Samba presentations, among which: First Cellist and founder of the Parana Symphony Orchestra (Guaira Theater); Bahia Symphonic Orchestra (Castro Alves Theater); Chamber Orchestra of Blumenau (Carlos Gomes Theater); Orquesta de Joinville (Teatro Harmonia Lira); Jaraguá do Sul Philharmonic Orchestra (SCAR Theater); Michigan State University (1987 to 1996) Symphony Orchestra; Midland Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Bolshoi Theater School of Brazil (Joinville), Trio Ravello (Italy), Bolshoi Theater (Moscow) among other presentations.


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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Sep
19
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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Salsa Verde
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde performs in Old Town! 8pm-1am. Open Bar. We will have our usual salsa lesson from 8:15-9:00pm. The band will play until about midnight, with DJ'd music between and after sets. $10 or $5 with a Student ID.

Singles and partners are welcome! 

Open Dancing includes Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata!

When - Friday, Sept 14th, 2018
*8:15 pm - Intermediate Salsa Lesson
*8:15 pm - Beginner Salsa Lesson
9:00 pm - Open Dancing
Cost - $10, $5 for students

Salsa Verde was founded in 2008 as an opportunity for MSU College of Music students to play salsa music. Since that time, Salsa Verde has played concerts, festivals, dances, recitals, benefits, cultural events, and outreach throughout Michigan.  Salsa Verde performs songs by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Gloria Estefan, Wayne Gorbea, Poncho Sanchez, Celia Cruz, Sonora Carruseles, Fruko y Sus Tesos, and others. Many of the works are arrangements or original tunes by members of Salsa Verde.  The members of Salsa Verde are students or faculty of the MSU College of Music. 

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