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Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Summer 2017 Concert Lineup

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View of a concert at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh (Photo: Jones Beach Facebook, @JonesBeachNewYork)

The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater summer concert series kicks off after the return of beach season Memorial Day weekend.

Check out what acts are playing the Jones Beach amphitheater this summer! This list will be updated as new concert dates are announced.

KTUphoria 2017
Kicking off the Jones Beach summer concert series is this year’s pop fest line-up featuring the Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, Nicky Jam, Jason Derulo, Shaggy, Daya, Craig David, Starley and Miley Cyrus. $24-$230. 7 p.m. June 3.

Jason Aldean
The country rocker is back again on his They Don’t Know Tour with supporting acts Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver. $46-$400. 7:30 p.m. June 4.

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Since Dave Matthews Band is not touring this summer, the two musicians and longtime friends are instead taking the opportunity to play a rare series of stripped-down, acoustic dates together. $85-$425. 7:30 p.m. June 6.

Deftones and Rise Against
The Grammy-winning alt-rockers join forces with the punk rock stalwarts and opening act Thrice. $15-$173. 6:30 p.m. June 13.

The alt-rockers best known for their hits “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter” and “Drive By” are touring to promote their tenth studio album, a girl a bottle a boat. $29-$333. 7 p.m. June 14.

Florida Georgia Line
The brothers who make up Florida Georgia Line, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, will perform their hit single, “Cruise,” which sold 10 million copies, making FGL the first-ever country band to receive RIAA’s Diamond certification. $31-$559. 7 p.m. June 15.

BLI Summer Jam
The line-up includes Flo Rida, DNCE, Martin Garrix, Sean Paul, Jason Derulo, Sabrina Carpenter, James Arthur, Noah Cyrus, Nick Tangorra and more. $24-$272. 5 p.m. June 16.

Steve Miller Band
MIller is known for chart-topping hits “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Rock’n Me,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Jet Airliner,” “Abracadabra” and “Jungle Love,” among many others, and is living testament to rock’s continued power and relevance. Also performing is Peter Frampton, famous for his hugely selling double-live album of 1976, and his chops as a rock-n-roll hero from Humble Pie. $26-$230. 7:30 p.m. June 17.

Dierks Bentley
This Arizona-born country crooner returns to LI on the What The Hell World Tour. Opening acts include Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi. $35-$355. 7 p.m. June 23.

Third Eye Blind
In recognition to their fans for 20 years down, Third Eye Blind will, for the first time in their storied history, play their debut album, considered one of the great rock records of all time, in its entirety, as part of a night of music including their latest, We Are Drugs. With opening act Silversun Pickups and Ocean Park Standoff. $24-$184. 7 p.m. June 24.

This German industrial band best known for their hit single “Du Hast” will wow fans with their over-the-top pyrotechnics and stage antics. $145-$1,055. 8 p.m. June 25.

Canadian pop rockers will play their hits “Photograph”, “Far Away” and “Rockstar” on the Feed The Machine Tour with opening acts Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest. $22-$194. 6 p.m. July 1.

James Taylor
One of the best-selling musicians of all time, Taylor will play his classics, including “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “You’ve Got A Friend” and “Fire and Rain.” $36-$360. 7:30 p.m. July 7.

Vans Warped Tour
The nation’s longest running annual music festival returns with its traveling freak show of pop-punk artists. This year, the lineup consists of a good mix of punk, metal and pop artists, including: The Acacia Strain, The Adolescents, After The Burial, The Alarm, Alestorm, American Authors, Andy Black, Anti-Flag and more. $45. 11 a.m. July 8.

The Moody Blues
The band will reflect back on five decades of some of the most well beloved music in pop culture history this summer, when they perform live onstage, for the first-time ever, Days of Future Passed, their epic album that marked the first time a rock band had fused their sound with a symphony orchestra. $25-$193. 8 p.m. July 12.

Lady Antebellum
This Tennessee-based country band returns to LI to play their hits, such as “Need to Know” and “Just a Kiss,” on The You Look Good Tour with opening acts Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. $32.75-$66.25. 7:30 p.m. July 14.

Rod Stewart
Two of music’s most acclaimed artists and powerhouse live performers will tour together this summer when Rod Stewart is joined by special guest Cyndi Lauper. Stewart and Lauper have been awarded nearly every industry award and honor for their incomparable catalog of hits and activism. $30-$420. 7:30 p.m. July 18.

Considered one of the most popular alternative-metal bands of all time, Incubus pride themselves on evolving their music throughout their storied career. Opening the show is Jimmy Eat World and Judah & The Lion. $25-$237. 6:45 p.m. July 19.

The band best known for hits “Cold as Ice,” “Juke Box Hero” and “I Wanna Know What Love Is” joins forces with Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. $25-$221. 7 p.m. July 20.

Chris Stapleton
This Tennessee-based country crooner performs hit hits, such as “Never Wanted Nothing More” with opening acts Anderson East and Brent Cobb. $30-$250. 7 p.m. July 21.

The British prog-rockers with a cult following plays the beach with supporting acts Thirty Seconds to Mars and PVRIS. $59-$415. 7 p.m. July 22.

The classic rock band will play their hits, “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind” and “Foreplay/Long Time” on their The Hyper Space Tour with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. $22-$216. 7:30 p.m. July 23.

Brantley Gilbert
The southern rocker is touring to promote his recently released album, The Devil Don’t Sleep, with supporting acts Tyler Farr and Luke Combs. $25-$179. 7 p.m. July 27.

The self-described rock band with horns performs with the Doobie Brothers. $25-$293. 7:30 p.m. July 28.

One Republic
This Colorado-based pop rock band known for their breakout hit “Apologize” tours with opening acts Fitz & The Tantrums and James Arthur. $25-$275. 7 p.m. July 29.

Kings of Leon
The iconic alt-rockers are touring fresh off a chart-topping radio hit with supporting acts Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. $32-$348. 7 p.m. Aug. 1.

Brad Paisley
Possibly one of the most recognizable modern country singers, Brad Paisley has sold more than 12 million albums, won three Grammy Awards, 14 CMA Awards and has become a registered member of the Grand Ole Opry. Opening acts include Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. $30-$290. 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls, best known for the emotional ’98 hit song “Iris,” return to LI on their Long Way Home Summer Tour with Phillip Phillips. $22-$234. 8 p.m. Aug. 13.

Jimmy Buffett
The musician best known for his paradise-themed songs is a perfect performer for a summer concert at Jones Beach. Perhaps what’s more popular than seeing the godliness of Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefers themselves is the pre-show Parrothead tailgate, where Buffet fans unite and celebrate the season, which fans spend months preparing in advance. $56-$498. 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

United We Rock Tour
It’s a trifecta of ‘70s and ‘80s rock masters with Styx, REO Speedwagon and Eagles’ guitarist Don Felder. $20-$252. 7 p.m. Aug. 16.

Billboard’s 2017 Hot 100 Music Festival
Grammy Award nominated and multi-platinum selling artists, Major Lazer, Big Sean and Zedd will headline the festival, which returns with another epically diverse line-up that includes more than 30 of today’s biggest music stars. Tickets go on sale May 22. Concert Aug. 19-20.

John Mayer
This Connecticut-born acoustic pop rock crooner is touring to promote his latest album, The Search for Everything. $36-$406. 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

Lynyrd Skynyrd & Hank Williams Jr.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s will be sure to play their greatest hits, including “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” $26-$188. 7 p.m. Aug. 25.

Deep Purple & Alice Cooper
The English hard rock legends perform with The Godfather of Shock Rock and supporting act The Edge Water Band. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26.

Luke Bryan
This Georgia-based country rocker is coming to town on his Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour. $67.25-$83.25. 7 p.m. Aug. 27.

Matchbox 20 & Counting Crows
These two alt-rock superstars join forces on their Brief History of Everything Tour. $29-$225. 6:45 p.m. Aug. 31.

Willie Nelson
Additional tour dates were added to the Outlaw Music Festival Tour by popular demand. Also performing will be The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Particle Kid and more. Tickets go on sale May 22. Show Sept. 9.

Sublime with Rome and The Offspring
Eric Wilson, the original bassist for Sublime, collaborates with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez to perform the band’s ska hits—”What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Doin’ Time,” to name a few—in place of the late lead singer, Bradley Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose two decades at age 28. $25-$189. 7 p.m. Sept. 16.

Sammy Hagar & The Circle
Sammy Hagar and The Circle, the critically-acclaimed supergroup featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson, are touring with opening act Collective Soul. $25-$241. 7 p.m. Sept. 23.

Laid Back Festival
Presented in the spirit of co-founder Gregg Allman, the all-star line-up includes Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, Peter Wolf and more. Pre-sale begins June 13, general sale opens June 16. Concert Sept. 24.

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater is located at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Wantagh State Parkway in Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster.com


Hofstra Medical Students Mark First Anniversary of Free Northwell Health Clinic

Hofstra University medical students and faculty recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of launching a free clinic in Queens to provide basic care to uninsured patients in a joint venture with Northwell Health.

The clinic—the first of its kind for Northwell Health—offers annual physicals, sick visits, blood work, electrocardiograms and more, including referrals at no cost to uninsured and undocumented residents ages 18 and older.

“In a number of cases, patients have not seen a doctor in many years,” said Delia Kristol, the clinic’s co-chair and a third-year medical student at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. “One patient recently told us he hadn’t seen a doctor since he was in high school, and he’s now significantly older.”

The student-run facility follows in the footsteps of a free clinic established in the Far Rockaways after Superstorm Sandy by Doctors of the World in partnership with the School of Medicine.

Students said they hope to become the primary care physicians for the patients, who often return weekly for help managing chronic conditions. Faculty members said the clinic is a win-win.

“The clinic is not only a great benefit to the community, but also to our students,” said Dr. Mitchell Adler. “They obtain hands-on experience with clinical tools, hone their knowledge and listening skills, and also learn how to run a medical practice—an important reality of medicine that can’t be taught in the classroom.”

The clinic is fully integrated into Northwell Health, which provides administrative and clinical support for the effort, including a call center for scheduling, medical records management, lab services and referral sources. It is open 6-9 p.m. Mondays, except holidays.

The clinic is located in the Northwell Health Multi-Specialty Medical Group, 95-25 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, Queens. For more information about the free clinic, email [email protected]. To make an appointment, call 631-393-5650 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Geraldo Rivera Golf Classic Raises Funds for Local Nonprofit

Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera addresses golfers at his annual golf outing to raise funds for nonprofit Life's WORC.

Hundreds of people attended the 30th Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic benefitting the nonprofit Life’s WORC and The Family Center for Autism on Thursday at The Creek Club golf course in Locust Valley.

Supporters of the sold-out event participated in a day of golf, tennis, lunch and card games followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction. The guest of honor was Anthony Taormina, Jr., vice president of operations for Rose Mechanical Corp. in Hauppauge. Rivera reflected on the reason for the founding of the nonprofit group that provides support to children and adults with autism.

“If government doesn’t do it, that means the private citizens have to step up,” he said. “And a problem like a chronic disability, it never goes away. So every year you have to raise money to keep the services that you have established running, and then you want to broaden the support, because it’s always needed.”

Long Island Press co-publisher Vicki Schneps founded Life’s WORC in 1971 out of the needs of her daughter, Lara, who was a resident in the baby buildings of the infamous Willowbrook State institution on Staten Island, which deteriorated after government funding cuts. She gave interviews to reporter Geraldo Rivera, helping him expose deplorable conditions there before she and her husband filed a federal class action lawsuit that closed the institution.

“What happens when you have an autistic child?” Rivera continued. “You’re a parent, you work 10 times harder than a parent with an able-bodied kid… What happens when the child is now 20, and you’re 50, they’re 30 and you’re 60, they’re 40 and you’re 70? No one thinks it through – what happens to the autistic child at 50? These are challenges that will last as long as we are here.”

The nonprofit Life’s WORC recently opened The Family Center for Autism in Garden City and offers comprehensive services to more than 1,200 people as well as provide running group homes to over 250 more adults with disabilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as Queens.

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Opens Office in Huntington

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology held a ribbon-cutting ceremony of their Huntington location on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for the grand opening of their Huntington office, their 22nd Long Island location.

Members of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce got a first-hand look at the advanced technology during the event Tuesday celebrating the new office, which opened in December and offers 3T MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-ray, 3D Mammography and Bone Density (DEXA) scans.

“We are proud and delighted to provide our patients with an office in such a convenient location,” said Dr. Steven L. Mendelsohn, CEO of Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology. “We are always striving to make the best imaging easily accessible because we understand how important time is to our patients. Our 3T MRI system is considered the best imaging tool available and allows for MRI scans to be completed in less than 10 minutes.”

The company was founded six decades ago in Massapequa.

The new office is located at located at 326 Walt Whitman Rd. in Huntington.

“It is always exciting to open a new office and offer the best radiology services to a new community,” Mendelsohn added.


Long Island Concerts & Events: May 15-18

Iron Reagan
This Virginia-based thrash band is touring to promote their latest album, Crossover Ministry. Warming up the crowd is Carcosa, Mutual Assured Destruction and Absence of Salvation. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $15, $18 DOS. 7 p.m. May 15.

The WorldWired 2017 Tour supports Metallica’s new album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, and marks the band’s first North American tour since 2009. Danish heavy metal band, Volbeat, is the main support act for the show. NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. ncyblive.com $114-$916. 7:30 p.m. May 17.

Good Charlotte
This pop punk band from Maryland are coming to town on their “Youth Authority Tour” with Berlin After Midnight, Like Pacific, Crown The Empire and Less Than Jake. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$45. 7:30 p.m. May 17.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
Director John Scheinfeld hosts a Q&A and Reggie Workman, the bassist in The John Coltrane Quartet, will appear in person for a recption for this documentary, with proceeds benefitting The John and Alice Coltrane Home, a museum to the jazz great being built at his former Dix Hills home. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $25-$35. 7:30 p.m. May 17.

Murphy’s Law
The Crucial BBQ Tour is headlined by NYC hardcore legends Murphy’s Law with supporting acts playing rock, reggae and electronica, such as Perra Bravo, Suspect, Wings of the Whale, Hazmat Bay and Ancient Tongue. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $20. 6 p.m. May 18.

R. Kelly
Known as the “King of R&B” best known for his hit “I Believe I Can Fly,” Kelly uses tender ballads and provocative styles as he transforms musical influences and reinvents ranges through the history of classic soul. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $64.50-$249.50. 8 p.m. May 18.

David Crosby
This Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer will play solo material and maybe even some hits from his time with The Byrds as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $51-$96. 8 p.m. May 18.

David Bromberg Quintet
The Godfather of Americana mixes blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs until they’re happily coexisting as they can only on a Bromberg album. Newcomers will be introduced to an astonishing performer whose range and musical depth have delighted audiences for more than 40 years. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. May 18.

Ringling Bros. Ending 146-year Run With Nassau Coliseum Shows

Ringling Brothers
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants in action. (Photo by Laura Bittner)

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus, which for years claimed to put on “The Greatest Show on Earth,” plans to go out with a bang with a run of shows at NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum starting Friday and ending May 21.

The traveling show will turn out the lights on its 146-year operation—a blow to the thousands of families that learned to appreciate the show’s entertainment value but a celebration of sorts for its animal-loving detractors.

“The circus and its people have continually been a source of inspiration and joy to my family and me, which is why this was such a tough business decision to make,” said Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, which produces the circus, said in a statement in January announcing its final show. “The decision was even more difficult because of the amazing fans who have become members of our extended circus family over the years, and we are extremely grateful to the millions of families who have made Ringling Bros. part of their lives for generations.”

The last show will be live streamed on Facebook, so ticketless fans will have an opportunity to witness the finale.

Its final chapter comes as the company has struggled to navigate the seemingly fatal combination of rising costs and declining ticket sales. The company was also forced to retire its elephants last year after previously being fined for federal animal welfare violations.

“After 36 years of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) protests, which have awoken the world to the plight of animals in captivity, PETA heralds the end of what has been the saddest show on earth for wild animals, and asks all other animal circuses to follow suit, as this is a sign of changing times,” the animal rights group said in a statement in January.

Ringling Bros. had the distinction of being the largest circus in the nation.

NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nycblive.com. May 12-21.

United Way of Long Island Luncheon Honors Supporters

The United Way of Long Island’s Live United Celebration Luncheon at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday, May 10, 2017. (Photo by David Goldberg).

Hundreds of people attended the United Way of Long Island’s Live United Celebration Luncheon, where honors were bestowed upon supporters at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday.

Hosted by Linda Armyn, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Bethpage Federal Credit Union, which sponsored the event, and Paul Fleishman, vice president of public affairs for Newsday, the luncheon celebrated the dedication and support of the organizations and individuals that share the nonprofit group’s vision.

“By Living United as one community, we have the power to make dreams possible, and transform the lives of Long Islanders of all ages,” the United Way of Long Island said on its website. “From giving the youngest among us the tools to succeed in school, to helping our hardworking neighbors achieve financial independence, and encouraging everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle—we are energizing the future of our region for generations to come.”

The event began with a networking hour and the opportunity to win top-tier items and experiences before a formal lunch and program highlighting the work of their honorees and partners. 

Honorees included Katherine Heaviside, president of Epoch 5 Public Relations, who was named the Anthony J. Stupore Memorial Live United Volunteer Champion, awarded to those with a “distinguished history of volunteer service and a profound commitment to fulfilling United Way of Long Island’s mission of advancing the common good.”

PSEG Long Island was named Corporate Champion for “their ability to mobilize and enhance the community. They embody the action of give, advocate and volunteer.”

Also honored was TWU 252, which received the Elena M. Perez Memorial Live United Pioneer Vision award for demonstrating “an innovative approach to philanthropy and long-term commitment to creating a better future for all Long Islanders.”

The event was sponsored by Astoria Bank, Bank of America, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Citi Community Development, Fortunoff, Island Outreach Foundation, Magnacare, NawrockiSmith, Newsday, Deloitte, IBEW Local 25, IBEW Local 1049, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Main Street Financial Group, Northwell Health, Safelite Autoglass, Santander Bank, Thomas & Liza GIlmartin, Thomas N. Gilmartin, President/TriState Capital Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

From left to right: Dr. David Gates, Village of Hempstead, Elena Dundon, Local 338, Pat Edwards, Citi Community Development and Whyett Benn, Citi (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Richard Brandenstein, Fusco, Branderstein & Rada P.C., Ellen Redmond, IBEW Third District and Erin McCabe, Fusco, Branderstein & Rada P.C (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Matt Croce, Enterprise, Janelle Prudfoot, Enterprise, Anthony Bellina, Enterprise, Henry Hong, Enterprise, Ashley Lazo, Enterprise and Vinny Fallacaro, Enterprise (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Elizabeth August, Howard Dickstein, Stephanie Verdone, Dillon Topal and Sara Pace, all of GEICO (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Delores Frederick, EPIC Long Island,/South Shore Child Guidance and Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport Public Schools (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Humera Qazi and Caitlin Ziegler, both of KPMG LLC (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Rick Wertheim, United Way of Long Island,l Deb Wertheim, United Way of Long Island and Matthew P. Benazzi, East Coast Electric (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Kathleen Caputi, Epoch 5 Public Relations, Cathy DeAngelo, Jefferson’s Ferry and Lynn Bishop, Epoch 5 Public Relations (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Diane Traynor, YMCA of Long Island, Theresa Regnante, United Way of Long Island, Anne Brigis, YMCA of Long Island and Juan Vides, Tech ACS/Bethpage Federal Credit Union (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Howard Dickstein, GEICO, Eric Schonhoff, Enterprise and Todd Stockton, Enterprise (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: GEICO Volunteers Armghan Chaudhry, Claudia Gordon, Deja Alexis and Nicole Stringer (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Lauren Tschinckel, Deloitte, Rosemary Muscali, LIVE and Sandra Viola, Deloitte (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Brian O’Sullivan, Jessica Larsen-Abate, Neal Galloway, Luis Mercado, TWU, Robert Itchcow and Tom Callogy of TWU Local 252 (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Cathy de Pasquale, Flushing Bank and Patricia Tiffany, Flushing Bank (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Jan Barbieri, Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. and Melissa Passarelli, Docs for Tots (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Mary McNamara and Nicole Zerillo of AHRC Nassau (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Dave Daly, Karen Kemp Smith and Jeff Weir of PSEG Long Island (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Linda Leonard and Fran Karliner of Long Island Crisis Center (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Tim Juliano, Astoria Bank, Michael Rosenbaum, Berdon LLP and Robert Ward, Merrill Lynch (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Mary Flaiban, TWU 252, Michael Riordan, Suffolk Transportation Service, Terry Hind, TWU 252 and Terry O’Halloran, Suffolk Transportation Service (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Kevin Harvey, IBEW Local 25, Victoria Schneps-Yunis, Schneps Communications, Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport Public Schools and John Guadagno, IBEW Local 25 (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Nancy Leghart, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Tor Cohen, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Jenifer Cona, Esq., Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP and Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Rosemary Olsen, Village of Hempstead Housing Authority, Ellen Redmond, IBEW, Third District and Cara Longworth, Empire State Development Corp. (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Anne Buda, Angels for Warriors, David Calone, Jove Equity Partners LLC and Rogerlyn Velez Esq., Angels for Warriors (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Epoch 5, Katherine Heaviside, Pat Edwards, Citi Community Development and Merrill Zorn, Zorn’s of Bethpage (Photo by David Goldberg).

Long Island Concerts & Events May 12-14

This Illinois-based deathcore band is touring just as they signed to a new label. Warming up the crowd is Slaughter To Prevail, Aversions Crown, Spite and No Zodiac. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $15, $17 DOS. 6 p.m. May 12.

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Event
Passages will be read from the writings of influential women in history, including Susan B. Anthony, Betty Shabazz, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Coretta Scott King, and more. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org Free. 6 p.m. May 12.

Paul Anka
Rising to fame in the late 1950s, some of Anka’s hits include “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “My Way,” and “This Is It.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59-$250. 8 p.m. May 12.

Dark Star Orchestra
Dead Heads, unite! Dark Star Orchestra paints a fresh, new picture of cherished, older memories, channeling the energy of Jerry and the boys of The Grateful Dead. Expect either a direct replay of a past set list or a mix straight out of the Dead’s storied catalog. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$50. 8 p.m. May 12.

Billy Currington
This Georgia-born country music sensation will is coming to town on his Stay up til the Sun Tour with opening act Seth Ennis. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50- $69.50. 8 p.m. May 12.

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown
One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. May 12.

Rinling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus, which for years claimed to put on “The Greatest Show on Earth,” plans to go out with a bang with a run of shows on Long Island starting Friday and ending May 21. NYCB Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. ncyblive.com $16-$183. Various times, May 12-21.

Long Island Craft Beer Week
More than a dozen scheduled events celebrating the ever-increasing number of local microbrewers at locations across Nassau and Suffolk counties. longislandcraftbeerweek.com Times, prices an and locations vary. May 12-21.

Life of Agony
This Brooklyn-based hardcore band is touring to promote their latest album, A Place Where There’s No More Pain, with supporting acts Vision of Disorder and The Legendary Ludichrist. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $30, $35 DOS. 7 p.m. May 13.

Arethra Franklin
The Queen of Soul will sing her many hits, including “Respect,” “Think” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $126-$858. 8 p.m. May 13.

Kevin James
The star of Kevin Can Wait who previously starred in King of Queens and Paul Blart: Mall Cop brings his stand-up act to his hometown of Long Island. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. May 13.

This is Heavy: Back to the Future Comedy Show & Drinking Game
The Usual Rejects, a group of comedic actors, will perform their staged reading, drinking game and costume contest coinciding with the museum’s ’80s video game exhibit. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $20, $25 DOS. 8 p.m. May 13.

Battle of the Broadway Comedians
The ultimate dual between two comedic heavyweights starring Steve Solomon and Dick Capri. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $39-$59. 8 p.m. May 13.

Crystal Gayle
Grammy award-winning legend Crystal Gayle has been a favorite of audiences of country and popular music since her career began in the 70’s. Perhaps most identified with her long locks and her timeless signature song “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, she is also well known for her hits “You’ve Been Talking In Your Sleep,” “When I Dream,” “Half the Way” and her duet with Eddie Rabbitt, “Just You and I.” As the first female artist in country music history to achieve platinum album sales, she has released over 20 No. 1 hits and has been awarded numerous times by the Grammy’s, the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and the American Music Awards. With a program that will include country, folk, pop, rock, Broadway and gospel, we are honored to close our season with Crystal Gayle’s first Long Island concert appearance in over 10 years. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $50. 8 p.m. May 13 

Who Killed Captain Alex?
With Wakaliwood Supa Producer Alan Ssali Hofmanis will appear in person following a screening of Uganda’s First action movie, an ultra-low budget cult favorite. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $5-$6. 10 p.m. May 13.

The Midtown Men
Stars From The Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, making them the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39-$100. 7 p.m. May 14.

The national tour of the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical! Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $33-$83. 7 p.m. May 14.

Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards Winners To Be Announced

The winners of the 2017 Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards competition will be announced during its tenth annual gala May 30 at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse in Hempstead.

Hundreds of student journalists from more than two dozen local high schools submitted more than 2,000 submissions in over 100 categories. Press staffers are reviewing the outstanding journalistic work from students across Nassau and Suffolk counties in print, online and video—with honors to be awarded for writing, design, illustration, art and photography.

“The top-notch stories that Long Island high school students submit impresses us more each year,” said Timothy Bolger, editor in chief of the Press. “It’s a tall task to narrow down winners among so many impressive submissions. These students really do represent the best and brightest of local high school journalism.”

The Press launched the program to inspire and support students in their efforts to secure internships, scholarships and, eventually, jobs in journalism or publishing. A Press representative has been visiting high schools across the Island throughout the academic year to teach students about publishing and help them hone their skills.

Besides awards in individual categories such as best news story or column, the biggest awards of the night are for Newspaper of the Year, Student Journalist of the Year, Story of the Year and Advisor of the Year.

Participating schools, students, their teachers and families are invited to attend the annual awards gala. For more information, visit longislandpress.com/highschool. For inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, email Press co-publisher Joshua Schneps at [email protected]

Long Island Concerts & Events May 8-11

Mayday Parade
Mayday Parade (Photo by Tyler Stanford)

Disturbing The Peace
In this film, a group of former enemy combatants, Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters, embark on a transformational journey to become non-violent peace activists. Screening followed by a discussion with director Stephen Apkon. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. May. 9.

Alexander McCall Smith
This best-selling author will be speaking and signing copies of his new novel, My Italian Bulldozer. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com 7 p.m. May 10.

Amon Amarth
This Swedish death metal band is touring to promote their latest album, Jomsviking. Opening the show is Goatwhore. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$50. 8:30 p.m. May 10.

Ex-original members of Third Eye Blind will rock out with help from opening acts Bray Ray, Scarabino, Transcience and Persona. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $15, $20 DOS. 7 p.m. May 11.

Nathaniel Philbrick
This best-selling author will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, Valiant Ambition. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com 7 p.m. May 11.

Mayday Parade
These Florida-based pop-punkers are touring for the 10th anniversary of their debnut album, A Lesson in Romantics. Warming up the crowd is Knuckle Puck & Milestones. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$35. 7:30 p.m. May 11.

This film follows a bus driver poet who shares his name with the city in New Jersey where he lives. Discussion follow the screening. Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry St., Patchogue. plazamac.org $5-$9. 7:30 p.m. May 11.

Gordon Lightfoot
The Canadian folk legend will play his many hits, including “Early Morning Rain” and “Ribbon of Darkness.” 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39-$106. 8 p.m. May 11.

Murder Mystery: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Set in a manor house in Devon, England, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” tells the tale of horrific murders by a diabolical, supernatural hound that may still be haunting the surrounding moors. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will investigate the most recent murder in the Winter Living Room of historic Hempstead House. Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $55-$70. 8 p.m. May 11-13.

This award winning musical spins the tale of the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys in the Indian territory of Oklahoma at the turn of the twentieth century. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $71-$76. May 11-June 25.