Grammy Award-winning guitarist, singer and Carle Place native Steve Vai is one of 10 recording artists that will be inducted into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) next month. Also being honored are Amagansett-based film score composer Carter Burwell, the late Queens-born producer Sandy Pearlman and five Brooklynites, including rapper Big Daddy Kane, producer Charles Koppleman, singer Garland Jeffreys, surf rockers Santo & Johnny, saxophonist Vince Giordano and composer Jim Steinman. Westbury Music Fair will be the second local music venue to be inducted. And accepting the Harry Chapin Music Award is rocker, producer and actor Steven Van Zandt—a New Jersey resident who’s the lone non-Long Islander being inducted.
Mary Chapin Carpenter serenades The Space at Westbury, Long Island Pridefest returns to Huntington, Johnny Mathis takes the stage at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, BLI Summer Jam gets Nikon at Jones Beach Theater dancing, Eternal Con invades The Cradle of Aviation and Silent Majority rocks Revolution Bar & Music Hall, plus so much more to do this week on Long Island!
The partial remains of a dead humpback whale were found floating in the waters off Westhampton over the weekend, marine biologists said. Southampton Town Bay Constables towed the carcass, initially sighted approximately a half mile off of Fish Creek in Remsenburg, to the end of South Bay Avenue so team of biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation could examine the remains on Saturday afternoon, officials said.
The Victory Challenge Empire State Games hit Nassau Community College; Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton & KTUphoria rip up Jones Beach, Cowboy Mouth & Voyage rock The Paramount, Richard Thompson shreds Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center; Peter Cetera & Saturday Night Summer Fever hits NYCB Theatre at Westbury; Remy Ma dishes at The Emporium; and so much more!
Comic Jo Koy performs at The Paramount, Thoroughly Modern Millie opens at John Engeman Theatre and Scott Stapp of Creed rocks Revolution Bar and Music Hall, plus so much more to see and do this week on Long Island!
Marine biologists are investigating the discovery of an estimated 25-foot-long dead humpback whale found that was floating in Napeague Bay in Amagansett over the weekend, officials said. East Hampton town bay constables received the initial report on Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard members stationed in Montauk confirmed its location off Cranberry Hole Road on Monday and experts with the nonprofit Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation responded Tuesday to take samples, officials said.