Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York JANE PAULEYThe New York Times bestselling veteran broadcast journalist will be signing copies of her latest book, Your Life Calling: Re-Imagining the Rest of Your Life, filled with hopeful and inspiring tales of mid-life “reinventions” based on her award-winning “Your Life Calling” segment on The Today Show. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com 7 p.m. January 7COTT REICHFifty years after JFK’s assassination, his message of citizenship still resonates. Reich, a New York attorney, believes a rededication to civic duty will shine a path for a brighter future and will be signing copies of his book, The Power of Citizenship, which makes this case. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com 7 p.m. January 9HYE-JIN KIM & JOAO LUIZLive and in the Sky Room, this is a must-not-miss sonic multicultural collision that will inspire and move. Virtuosos Kim and Luiz—on violin and guitar, respectively—combine forces for an intimate program rooted in classical music and inspired by dance, mixing creations by Niccolo Paganini, Astor Piazzolla and Paquito D’Rivera with original arrangements of traditional folk songs from their native lands, Korea and Brazil. Bring a loved one or go it alone—you will want to catch this! Cinema Arts Centre, cinemaartscentre.org $20 members/$25 public. 7:30 p.m. January 10AGAINST ME!Touring in support of their latest, the Butch Vig-produced White Crosses. With fellow punks The Sidekicks & The Shondes. Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn. $20 ADV/$22 DOS. 8 p.m. doors/9 p.m. show. January 9DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAMThe Brit-rock legend steams into Huntington for a night of Traffic hits, including deep album cuts from 1967’s Mr. Fantasy and ’68’s Traffic albums, plus classic Mason tunes and new material. Can you say “Wow!?” Just did. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$49.50. 8 p.m. January 10BOB NELSONPresented by The Paramount Comedy Series, the rubber-faced funnyman from Massapequa will unquestionably leave all those in attendance in absolute stitches, yet the question remains: Who will assist Nelson at this special evening of bring-down-the-house hilarity!? Jiffy Jeff? Eppy Epperman? Perhaps Wilby Stuckerson and Mr. Pingyeh? If Jacques-Yves Cousteau shows up, or Nelson unleashes his infamous “Football Act” (YouTube it!), then the laughs will linger long after this gig, for sure. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20 & $30. 8 p.m. January 11DANCE PARTY 2.0Leave those inhibitions at home and simply surrender to the thumpin’ and bumpin’ and grindin’ second season of celebrity DJs spinnin’ the most infectious house, hip hop and rock this side of Sunrise Highway into the wee hours of the morn’. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15; $10 for the ladies. 9:30 p.m. January 11JOHN PINETTEThe actor/funnyman’s impressions are absolutely spot-on hilarious. Will he perform his famous Gollum impression now that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has taken over the theaters!? We sure hope so. If not, his infamous Ewok or Marlon Brando will do, too. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. January 11 & 12JAY ZHova will be weaving his multi-layered web of spitfire rhymes and grooves in support of his Magna Carter World Tour and will no doubt be in top form. (The mega superstar invades Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jan. 19, too; nassaucoliseum.com $27.50-$191.60. 8 p.m.) Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. barclayscenter.com $40.75-$200.45. 8 p.m. January 12 & 13SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCKMoMA’s Ben Model will accompany the 1921 silent comedy live on CAC’s Miditzer organ. Cinema Arts Centre, cinemaartscentre.org $7 children under 12/$9 members/$14 public. 7:30 p.m. January 14NICOLE “SNOOKI” POLIZZIThe foul-mouthed former MTV Jersey Shore train wreck got pregnant and allegedly stopped partying. She’ll be signing copies of her new memoir about the life-transforming experience of becoming a mother and caring for her son Lorenzo, titled Baby Bumps. Does the book tackle what she’s going to do when the ‘lil tike gets older and sees footage of his mommy acting like a slovenly louse (to put it politely) in her old digs? Probably not. It does, apparently, include passages about drunken nights out at the clubs (where she met her son’s father) and the time she discovered her breast milk was alcoholic. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com 7 p.m. January 15JOE ELY & ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDOTwo renowned singer/songwriter guitarists, performing together. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $60, $65. 8 p.m. January 16BERNIE WILLIAMSThe New York Yankees’ five-time All Star and four-time World Series champ also plays a mean guitar (he used to keep it alongside his uniform in his locker or even in his equipment bag). His 2003 debut The Journey Within reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart and his latest, Moving Forward, which he’s currently touring in support of, reached No. 2. Expect a grand slam. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. www.thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$125. 7 p.m. doors/8 p.m. show. January 17ARETHA FRANKLINRadio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave., Manhattan.$55-$172.30. 8 p.m. January 17 & 18.38 SPECIALThe Southern rock journeymen tear through tracks spanning their nearly 40-year career, undoubtedly including breakthrough hit “Hold On Loosely” and chart-toppers “Caught Up in You” and “If I’d Been the One.” Expect one hell of a show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50, $65 & $75. 8 p.m. January 17THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPSChoreography, harmony and electrifying style collide as these two legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Motown powerhouses unleash their time-tested vocal soundscapes of doo-wop, R&B, soul and jazz, dazzlin’ and wowin’ as they do. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. January 18BIG BAD VOODOO DADDYThe groove-heavy jazzmen swing into Huntington for a skankin’ good time. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington.paramountny.com $25-$60. 8 p.m. January 18IN THIS MOMENTThe Albany metal hellraisers aim to burn down the house at this loaded gig, the latest stop on The Hellpop Tour II. With Butcher Babies, Devour the Day & All Hail The Yeti. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $23, $25 & $40. 7 p.m. January 19THE PIXIESThe alt-rock pioneers recently replaced founding bassist Kim Deal’s replacement, Kim Shattuck of The Muffs, with Paz Lenchantin of A Perfect Circle/Zwan, and will be tearing through songs from their three-decades-long career, along with those from their latest collections, EP-1 and EP-2, which includes “Bag Boy” and “Indie Cindy,” along with “Blue-Eyed Hexe,” “Magdalena,” “Greens and Blues” and “Snakes.” Not-to-be-missed! The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester. $59.50. 7 p.m. doors/8 p.m. show. January 19POLAR PLUNGEStrip down for the Fifth Annual St. James Polar Bear Club Plunge and take a dive to help raise money for children in need. Be a hero! Long Beach State Park Beach, Nissequogue. 631-949-8184. Stjamespolarbearclub.org Minimum donation $100, to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 10 a.m. January 19DISNEY ON ICEJoin Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck and way too many other lovable characters to list here (65 from 18 different stories) in this not-to-be-missed skating spectacular as they celebrate “100 Years Of Magic!” Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. $24.20-$117.35. Various times; check website for full schedule. January 22, 23, 25 & 26DAVID SANBORNThe multi-Grammy Award-winning saxophonist has been painting moving soundscapes and melding the realms of pop, R&B and straight-up jazz for more than three decades. What translucent visions will he conjure at this intimate performance? Only one way to find out. Not to be missed. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $60, $65. 8 p.m. January 23OTHER DESERT CITIESWhat secrets could have this family so up in arms that they’d go to such extreme lengths to protect it!? Only one way to find out! Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. Engemantheater.com $55. Thurs. & Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. January 23 through March 9MARC COHNGrammy Award-winning folk-rock singer best known for “Walking In Memphis.” Expect remakes off his latest, Listening Booth, 1970—which includes hits from Simon and Garfunkel and the Beatles—along with many of his originals. With Rebecca Pidgeon. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. www.thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$64.15. 7 p.m. doors/8 p.m. show. January 24LOTUSWith The Werks. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. www.thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$23-$28.36. 7 p.m. doors/8 p.m. show. January 25SANDRA BERNHARDThe one-woman rock and roll-performance art-cabaret-standup comedy show diva dishes smorgasbords of laughs in support of her Sandyland Comedy Tour. Another helping, please! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$250. 8 p.m. January 25MS. LAURYN HILLRescheduled from Dec. 26, the former Fugees member and multi-Grammy Award-winning singer brings a whole lotta groove, soul and heart to Huntington, performing rhymes and melodies from her colorful career and hopefully several from 1998’s mega-hit The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Fresh off a three-month stint for tax evasion, she’s come to educate, and of course, mesmerize. Not to be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75 & $100. 9 p.m. January 26NEUTRAL MILK HOTELThe indie folk-rock gods continue their much-dreamed-about reunion tour with the original In the Aeroplane Over the Sea lineup. Expect all the classics, including “Holland, 1945,” “The King of Carrot Flowers (Parts 1, 2 & 3),” “Two-Headed Boy” and “Oh Comely,” along with who knows what other magical collages of Anne Frank’s diary and Jeff Mangum’s imagination they happen to birth live. Remember to sing the horn parts. With psychedelic folk-rock mutants Elf Power. (Also playing The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester Jan. 22; $36. 8 p.m.) Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St., Manhattan. www.websterhall.com $38.50. 8 p.m. doors/9 p.m. show. January 27 & 28JOHN FOGARTYThe legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and wildly successful solo artist brings his timeless brand of swamp-rock and good ole-fashioned rock and roll to the ‘Mount, for two nights! Expect all the hits, from ‘68’s “I Put a Spell on You” straight on up through this year’s “Wrote a Song for Everyone,” off the album of the same name. Do not miss these gigs! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75-$149.50. 8 p.m. January 29 & 30JASON ISBELLThe former Drive-By Trucker, sober, determined, and armed with another new album of songs, titled Southeastern, shares his emotionally visceral introspective brand of alt-country, and as always, they’re a collection of visions crafted on his own terms. With Nashville singer/songwriter Holly Williams. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. www.thespaceatwestbury.com $20-$25. 7 p.m. doors/8 p.m. show. January 31THE FRAYPresented by WALK 97.5. With American Authors & Great Big World. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$210. 8 p.m. January 3118TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF BANDS CYSTIC FIBROSIS BENEFITAlthough not until February, this annual mega-show is worth a plug now. It’s a full day (and night) of music from typically more than two dozen local bands, with endless food and drinks and prizes, all for a great cause—to end cystic fibrosis. Thousands of dollars are raised each year to help with this mission. Mr. Beery’s, 4019 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage. mrbeerys.com Noon till whenever. February 16
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has reiterated he has no problems with Ghana legend Abedi Pele, after the maestro expressed disappointment in the coach over the decision to exclude his sons from the squad to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.Abedi Pele sparked fresh controversy over the issue by speaking for the first time saying he is disappointed in the trainer for the AFCON decision Appiah took over Andre and Jordan Ayew.But coach Appiah is refusing to be drawn into the debate and insists the focus should be on the cracker against the Nile Crocodiles of Sudan as he has no problems with Abedi.“I’m surprised to hear those words came from him but we should be focus on the game against Sudan.I have no problems with Abedi Pele. I went to his house three times last year.I go to his office, we have a chat and then I leave for my house.Even when I was in London, I was calling him and so as far as I’m concerned there is no problem between us.We’re seriously preparing for the game against Sudan and that’s where the focus should be”.Appiah told Happy FM.Andre and Jordan decided to withdraw their services from the Black Stars last month citing several reasons.Midfielder Andre claimed his relationship with some management members had deteriorated while striker Jordan wanted security over his national team place.