The Very Best Of NYC Music (November 2009)

Hartzveytik!, OUT- music Awards 2009, and more!

If you’ve ever had your heart broken, don’t miss Heartbreak Survival Society’s fall ball Hartzveytik! This extraordinary evening of music and mayhem takes over Southpaw on Nov.14. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll wonder; you’ll revel and dance with the lovelorn. The event features headliners Soft Power (with Mary Timony) and NewYork acts The Shondes, Royal Pink and The Low & The Lonesome as well as special guests Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady) and Ariel Schrag (cartoonist and L Word writer).

The NewYork Pops celebrates the centenary of the birth of lyricist and composer Johnny Mercer with Too Marvelous for Words: Celebrating Johnny Mercer at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 20. Joining Music Director Steven Reineke and the orchestra are multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway, Broadway performer James T. Lane, and actress and opera singer N’Kenge.Together with the Camp Broadway Kids they will perform treasured compositions from the vast Johnny Mercer songbook; highlights include “Dream,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and “Moon River”.

Join the LGBT Recording Academy for a gala evening of LGBT stars as it presents the OUTmusic Awards 2009, Dec. 8 at the grand ball- room of the legendary Webster Hall. In the tradition of the Grammy Awards and the MTV VMA’s, the OUTmusic Awards honors individuals for their outstanding achievements in LGBT music and entertainment. The OUTmusic Awards recognize musical excellence in a variety of categories.This year they celebrate 19 years of Queer Music Legacy.

Emerging Artists Theatre presents Wonder Woman! A Cabaret of Heroic Proportions! Every- one’s favorite Amazon is coming out of retirement (at least until Nov. 21) and TADA theater in New York City is the first stop.

Feinstein’s at Loews Regency continues its star- studded Fall season with the New York debut of Melinda Doolittle Nov. 17-21. The “American Idol” finalist will perform an intimate evening of jazz standards, pop hits and Broadway classics, in addition to selections from her debut album, Coming Back To You. Garnering rave reviews from critics, including The New York Times which hailed Melinda as one of the most “phenomenal- ly gifted”talents in years, the album recalls the magic and luster of R&B’s classic artists with the lush instrumentation and supple production style of today’s pop-soul renaissance. with her signature electric-violin-poetic-rock.

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