The Very Best Of NYC Music (February 2010)

Broadway Backwards 5, For The Love of Broadway!, and More!

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids joins with the Center to present Broadway Backwards 5 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater Feb. 22. Hosted by our favorite Brady, Florence Henderson, the show features some of Broadway’s biggest names singing songs originally written for the opposite gender: women singing songs written for men and men singing songs written for women. By keeping all of the lyrics intact, including the original pronouns, each song takes on an entirely new dimension, sometimes with hysterical results and sometimes with immensely touching results. Broadway Backwards will give its audience a chance to see and hear some of the most treasured songs of the Great White Way in a whole new light. Proceeds benefit BC/EFA and the Center.

Feinstein’s at Loews Regency continues its star-studded Winter/Spring 2010 season with the return engagement of Tony Award winning singer and actress Betty Buckley performing now through Feb. 27. In this exclusive four week run of her new show For The Love of Broadway!, Ms. Buckley will perform theater songs she’s always wanted to sing from shows like South Pacific, The Pajama Game, The King and I, Avenue Q and Nine.

Klezbos meets Cupid for brunch at City Winery! Join Isle of Klezbos all-gal klezmer sextet for a delightfully romantic start to Valentine’s Day! If music be the food of love… come taste these luscious treats. The Klezbian sextet will play a special show, serving up fun, soulful tunes with scrumptous menu in a romanitic venue. Come enjoy the band that brought klezmer to The L Word. Touring from Vienna to Vancouver with frolicsome and entrancing tunes since 1998, the Isle of Klezbos approaches tradition with irreverence and respect, playing imaginative takes on Yiddish folk, swing and tango plus genre-defying original fare.

Warm-voiced, strikingly visual singer/songwriter V V BROWN will give U.S. audiences a bigger taste of her talents later this month, when she plays her North American debut at the Brooklyn Bowl Feb. 15. Her appearances coincide with the U.S. release of her acclaimed full-length debut, Traveling Like the Light on February 2. Brown’s music has been described as "a perfect pop cocktail" (The Sun) and "Spector-ish pop as slick as her black pompadour…her vocal shines through every track" (Elle), while the New York Post crowed “the chorus of her single, ‘Shark in the Water,’ is so crazy catchy that it’d make Kelly Clarkson green with envy.”

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