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Logic in concert and some musical legends take over the Playstation Theater. Or, check the New York International Fringe Festival and a flick at BAM.


It’s a musical Monday! Herbie Hancock, Junior Brown and Earth Wind & Fire are in concert. Plus, catch a screening of All That Jazz in Bryant Park.


Gillian Welch and the Good Vibes Tour hits the stage. Or, check out a party happening Highline Ballroom and a film under the stars.


Two chances to catch The Weeknd in BK, check out a new Broadway show, or sit back and listen to a superstar music producer.


It’s the Dog Halloween parade! Plus a concert and lots of sports for ya!


This weekend brings you chances to sample so many foods, head to a concert, or a football game… time to tailgate?!


Comic Con 2015 is here! And so are a pair of concerts sure to get your hips swingin’!


Labor Day Weekend is here! What are your plans? Watch Citybuzz for some great picks.

Bayfront Park: Versatile venue’s bayside in Downtown

Bayfront Park has a great amphitheater and is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Miami. It’s easily accessible by Metromover (the Bayside stop leaves you across the street from the park) and there’s always something going on here.

When the weather’s cool it’s the spot for a weekly Friday night Downtown Concert Series hosting a variety of local musical acts. The remainder of the year it’s the site for great Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve bashes. They’ve got Yoga in the Park Monday and Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings, boat charters and para-sailing and for a no-fuss lunch, the ever-popular lunch trucks (there are several ones that park here on different days of the week) offer a great alternative to a sit-down restaurant and the view can’t be beat.

Bayfront Park is located at 301 North Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 305-358-7550 www.bayfrontparkmiami.com

The Magical Music of Disney

Mickey meets the Miami Symphony orchestra this season during a concert series ‘Golden Sounds of Hollywood’ series. The music performed will be from the Walt Disney Studio archives and will feature music from the classics to the recently released. The concerts take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami (1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables), and  8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Lincoln Theatre (541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach). An extra performance music lovers of all ages has been added to the concert series and will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Gusman Concert Hall.



2. Downtown Sound is Back! July 5-26

Picture 6This popular free series, Downtown Sound: New Music Mondays, is back for its second summer. Situated in the must-see Millennium Park, every Monday at 6:30pm discover new, up and coming bands from cutting-edge indie rock stars to pop veterans. The concerts are all free, and in July the mainstage will be host to The Thermals with Disappears, Caribou with The Budos Band, Kid Sister with Konono No. 1, and Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens with Bomba Estereo. The ten-concert series ends in July, so make sure to check it out before it’s too late!

Putting the TRUE in The Troubadour

Picture 19The Troubadour in West Hollywood is the truest definition of a LA live music venue. New bands, old bands and whatever falls in between seem to flock to The Troubadour for weekly performances that keep the tickets sold out and the lines long. With multiple acts and set lists, The Troubadour has seen some pretty impressive faces, from Neil Young to James Taylor. If you have made it in the music industry, you have most likely played here.

When it opened its doors in 1957, it probably wasn’t expecting to be the locale for a spontaneous performance seven years later by Bob Dylan himself. Thanks to people like Young and Dylan who have once taken the stage, the weekends are packed with bands hoping that this is the first day to the rest of their thriving careers.

Insider Tip: Due to the selection of up and coming bands with Los Angeles favorites, ticket prices tend to vary. The other bummer is the parking situation, whether it is parking in the structure across the street or valet parking. Situated in between clubs and bars, parking is nearly impossible so it may pay to walk or take whatever you saved on the ticket and hand it over to valet.

NOKIA Live & It Will Thrive

From Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball to Mo’nique’s Spread the Love Comedy Tour, NOKIA Live in Downtown Los Angeles is the premier venue for every concert, performance or comedic throw down the City of Angels has to offer.

Breaking all the rules in 2007, NOKIA LivePicture 18 opened its doors to fans so they would get to experience an intimate performance from their favorite performers without paying the price. The indoor theater, which can seat close to 7,000, is conveniently located near Staples Center where an extreme portion of L.A. action is generally taking place on any given night.

Though the NOKIA Theater is worth visiting, those craving an even more intimate experience should pay close attention to Club NOKIA, a state-of-the-art theater that can seat a little over 2,000 people. This “club” is home to emerging and new artists, bands and shows that are looking to launch their careers but may already have a decent following.

Thanks to Club NOKIA and NOKIA live, Angelinos don’t have to venture far to witness their favorite up and coming band or sold out superstar. They can enjoy the benefits of being in the heart of downtown with an experience that feels too personal to put a price tag on.

Performance Art Is Defined At Lincoln Center

With a new fountain in place of the iconic plaza fountain, it seems that things are changing at Lincoln Center. Yet, one thing that has not changed for the 16.3-acre complex is its role as the world’s leading performing arts center. Home to 12 resident arts organizations and 26 amazing performance venues, Lincoln Center is the epitome of art and performance in New York City.

One of its most famous facilities is thePicture 33 magnificent 3,900-seat Metropolitan Opera House, which is the home stage of the world famous Metropolitan Opera and the annual Spring season of American Ballet Theatre. There is also the gorgeous Avery Fisher Hall, home stage of the New York Philharmonic, and the David H. Koch Theater, home of the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera.

Lincoln Center puts on thousands of performances of music, opera, theater, dance, and multi-media every year by renowned artists from all over the globe. It has been home to ultra cool events like the MTV VMA’s and is the new home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Whether its orchestra concerts or authentic kabuki theater or opera performed with life-size puppets, Lincoln Center presents only the top of any and every kind of performance art.

Cutting Edge Art at Iconic Dorsch Gallery

Picture 24Brook Dorsch moved his namesake Dorsch Gallery to the Wynwood Arts District 10 years ago, before there was an arts district. But just like how he’s got an eye for cutting edge art, this pioneer’s got an eye for location. The (very) recently renovated Dorsch Gallery has gone from newbie to icon status.

Close to two decades in the biz and Dorsch is still presenting thought-provoking art exhibitions, and in these warehouse digs he’s expanded to presenting concerts, film festivals and a host of cultural events. Expect the unexpected with installations featuring four stand-up concrete slabs, sculptures that seem to protrude from the ground, and geometric paintings that boggle the mind and trick the eye. He’s always got a stellar line-up of shows that are great to catch at the beginning or the end of a cultural outing to the Wynwood area.

4. Family Concert Series with BSO March 3-27

Picture 2Classical music thrives in Boston this spring, especially in the hearts and minds of its young men and women. In March, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will join forces with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras to offer a new series for families. This new partnership allows the BSO to expand its family offerings, and demonstrates both organizations’ commitment to fostering an appreciation of classical music for the next generation.

The first concert will be a performance by the 120-student Boston Youth Symphony, was sold out back in November. Throughout March there will be various “Driving Forces” concerts performed at the BSO, with the final concert on March 27 that will feature the Young People’s String Orchestra made up of aspiring young students just 7-12 years old.

So for a night of classical music performed by some of the world’s finest youth and professional musicians, look no further than BSO family concert series.

5. Get Jazzy with DWS at Swing! Swing! Swing! 1/26/10

Pianist Jeff Hellmer serves as guest conductor for thPicture 20e Dallas Wind Symphony Swing band for an evening of Big Band Music. Twice named a finalist in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Hellmer’s latest CD “Peak Moments” was declared an “exciting addition to the modern jazz piano catalog” by the All Music Guide. At Swing! Swing! Swing!, the lineup includes favorites such as “It Had to be You”, “Tuxedo Junction”, “One o-clock jump,” and many more. DWS’s sound combined with Hellmer’s creativity promises for a night to remember!

5. Music from Around the World at globalFEST 1/1/10

Picture 6Music fans love to be the first to “discover” bands and for seven years globalFEST has been a festival that showcases artists from all over the world whoare on the brink of U.S. success. All the acts are unique in their style and culture as they generally represent music that is different from what we hear Stateside.

In January, such diverse styles as French Gypsy jazz with breakbeats, Argentine club sounds, Afro-Colombian music, Central Asian avant rock, New York salsa, and so much more will be playing. This festival always brings unique music that you can discover before all your friends.

Golf to Horseback Riding at Rock Creek Park

Picture 14Located in the heart of D.C., Rock Creek Park is not your average run-of-the-mill park. There is much more to do than just your usual stroll or picnic: play 18-holes at the Rock Creek Golf Course; swing a racket at the tennis courts; rollerblade or bike; rent a kayak, canoe or even a small sailboat at the boat center.

Want something more unique? Take a horseback riding lesson on the 13 miles of wide, dirt and gravel bridle trails in the northern section of the park.

But for those who just want to relax, this national park is great for that as well. Beautiful trees, fields, wild animals (coyotes!), and the serene sights and sounds of Rock Creek make a perfect setting for a hike on one of the many paths. You can even have a cell phone tour in specific areas. Just call the number and listen to a park ranger give a two-minute narration on various aspects of the park.