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TONIGHT * FRIDAY, JULY 11 @ 6 pm Pelham Bay Park - Middletown Road and Stadium Ave.
AFRO-CUBAN AND LATIN JAZZ Master percussionist Bobby Sanabria and his band
First appearance at BAE SummerMusic Presented by Councilman James Vacca

Bobby Sanabria is a 7x Grammy nominated as a leader American drummer of Puerto Rican descent who is also a percussionist, composer, arranger producer, documentary film producer, educator and a writer.

http://www.bobbysanabria.com/

DIRECTIONS
Pelham Bay Park is located in the northeast corner of the Bronx and is serviced by the Bruckner Expressway/New England Thruway (I-95) combination. Pelham Parkway serves as a crosstown route to the park.

From the New England Thruway (I-95) South Take I-95 South to the Westchester Avenue exit. Go straight along the service road for approximately 4 lights and make a left onto Jarvis Place to go over the I-95/Bruckner Expressway. Make the next left and head north on the service road. At the first light, make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the street (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and the first left into the parking lot.

From the Bruckner Expressway Take the Bruckner Expressway north and exit at the Lafayette Avenue exit. Stay on the northbound service road and make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the block (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and another left turn into the parking lot.

From the I-95 North Take I-95 north and exit at the Country Club Road/Pelham Bay Park exit. Stay on the northbound service road and make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the block (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and another left turn into the parking lot.

From Pelham Parkway, eastbound Take Pelham Parkway eastbound past Eastchester Road and get into the right lane. Go through the next light and make a right turn onto the Pelham Parkway service road. (Be careful not to get onto the Hutchinson River Parkway.) Follow the service road around to a stop sign and under the IRT No. 6 train and head south along the Bruckner Expressway service road. Go straight along the service road for approximately 4 lights and make a left onto Jarvis Place to go over the I-95/Bruckner Expressway. Make the next left and head north on the service road. At the first light, make a right onto Middletown Road. At the end of the street (Stadium Ave), make a left into the park and the first left into the parking lot.

Public Transportation Pelham Bay Park can be reached by the IRT No. 6 train to the last stop; the Bx5, Bx12, and Qbx1 buses to the train station; the Bx29 to the City Island Traffic Circle; or Westchester bus No. 45 to the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. To get to the park take the pedestrian bridge from the train station down to the park side, walk toward the brick building/parkhouse, and go past the back heading straight toward the tennis courts. Once past the tennis courts, the track will be visible. Concert is on the opposite side of the track, next to the parking lot.

10 RULES

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ELMORE LEONARD: 10 RULES

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT

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"The Great Christmas Light Fight" is a new competition series in which 20 families from across America decorate their homes to the extreme for Christmas - in ways that would certainly make even Clark Griswold envious - with a total of $250,000 in prizing.

"The Great Christmas Light Fight" airs on MONDAY, DECEMBER 16 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) and DECEMBER 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) with back-to-back episodes on those two nights.

Sabrina Soto and Michael Moloney both from HGTV "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") will serve as judges for the series.

HELP KEEP REVOLUTION OPEN

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Help Revolution Books stay open. It is up to the people who understand the huge need in society that this bookstore fills. You. Come tonight for an evening of music and conversation with one of the great musicians of our time and support
the all-volunteer staff of RB.

Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 pm
A Benefit for Revolution Books with an evening of music from PIANIST & COMPOSER ARTURO O'FARRILL

OCTOBER FILMS

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October 3, 2011 - This month, local film festivals will highlight a diverse array of themes. From college music to a Wall Street panel with Oliver Stone, there is something for everyone.

Hamptons International Film Festival
The Hamptons International Film Festival, now entering its 19th year, will take place October 13-17. The festival celebrates independent film – long, short, fiction and documentary – and showcases around 100 international films each year. For more information, visit hamptonsfilmfest.org.

Imagine Science Film Festival

El Niño

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Due to the weak strength of the El Niño, widespread or significant global weather pattern impacts are not anticipated. However, certain impacts often associated with El Niño may appear this spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, such as wetter-than-normal conditions along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Bronx Arts Ensemble

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at 8 pm
JAZZ WITH VALERIE CAPERS
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Road, Bronx
Tickets: $20/$15 for students & seniors | Buy Tickets
includes wine & cheese reception

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11 at 2 pm
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College • 250 Bedford Park Blvd West
$6 | Buy Tickets

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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Event: Unlocking Financial Statements
When: May 14-18, 2012
Where: Online
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism presents the free business journalism webinar, "Unlocking Financial Statements." James Gentry, professor and former dean at the University of Kansas' School of Journalism and Mass Communications, leads the five-day webinar's hourlong sessions on how to find and write stories based on financial documents such as income statements, balance sheets and cash flows. Register at the main webinar page: http://bit.ly/t14lIL

HAMILTON

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If you live in the NYC area you don't have to wait in the cold for the hottest ticket on Broadway. "Hamilton" has moved its daily lottery for $10 tickets online.

Producers say the live lottery that takes place outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre will be returning when the whether improves in the Spring. They are working to improve safety and security for the crowds that show up for that live lottery.

Meanwhile, the online entries begin at 9:30A for that day's performances. Winners will be notified by email and will have a 60 minute window to claim and pay for their tickets.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED AT RANDOM. WINNING A LOTTERY WILL QUALIFY THE ENTRANT TO PURCHASE THE NUMBER OF TICKETS REQUESTED, AT THE PRICE DESIGNATED BY THE SHOW FOR THE LOTTERY ENTERED. PRIZE HAS NO CASH VALUE.

TV GREATS

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Nat Hiken followed up the hugely successful Phil Silvers Show ( https://youtu.be/kuUgrHzM4p8?list=PLnvf2A0109q4JxlxfizEU4lNMzjlJmwNO ) with an NBC program featuring the antics of two NYPD cops as they cruised the streets of the 53rd precinct.

It would up as one of the most successful sitcoms on TV, which managed to spin-off many other programs. The show was Car 54, with a stellar cast and crew that turned out to be more popular than imagined.

This All-American sitcom first broadcast from 1961 to 1963, was all about NYPD officers based in The Bronx.

BOND GENDER ROLES - CASINO ROYALE

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In the 1967 version of Casino Royale, James Bond is forced to come out of retirement to help save the world. In doing so, he first develops a plan to confuse his enemies by creating multiple Bonds. In the film, women are a constant theme. At first it seems that they are all weak, especially when it came to James. Eventually, James begins showing the power of the women by using them as weapons against the other men. At one point, MI-6 was training a decoy Bond to be able to overcome the seduction of beautiful women, one of which introduced herself as the agency’s newest secret weapon.