If expert choreography, dazzling neon lights, and thrilling storytelling sound like a fun time, then iLuminate at The Palace Stamford just might be a smart stop. Dubbed “Best New Act in America” by America’s Got Talent, iLuminate is an energetic, multi-sensory live show experience that matches music and dancing with illusion and technology. The secret? Customized LED suits with wireless lighting programs that connect with and mimic the professionally choreographed dances.
Winner of the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest — and with the first Spanish-language song to do so — up-and-coming singer-songwriter Alisa Amador will touch down at Katonah’s Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts this month. Crafting songs in both English and Spanish, the recipient of Folk Artist of the Year at the 2022 Boston Music Awards effortlessly blends jazz, rock, and alternative folk, calling to mind songstresses like Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones.
You very well may laugh, cry, and just plain root for acclaimed actor Alan Cumming when he hits the Tarrytown Music Hall on November 12. In the Eyes Wide Shut and Emma costar’s new solo act, Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age, the Tony- and Emmy-winning thespian combines comedy, cabaret, and a one-man show covering topics ranging from the innocuous to the outlandish.
Multi-platinum megastar LeAnn Rimes is moseying on down to our neck of the woods. The two-time Grammy Award winner who has been a force in the industry since the age of 13 will be taking The Ridgefield Playhouse stage on her The Story…So Far tour. Rimes is now accredited with 17 studio albums as well as multiple acting gigs, making this an excellent time to see the music maven in the flesh.
I’m Balkan Here!
Balkan music is alive and well in Westchester with a visit by The Klezmatics. The only klezmer band to ever take home a Grammy, The Klezmatics combine Eastern European Jewish tradition with musical influences ranging from African beats and Latin licks to Balkan rhythms, gritty punk, and modern jazz. A product of New York City’s East Village, these local heroes will take the stage this month at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center.
Support a good cause in style when the Westchester Community College Foundation holds its Transforming Futures Together Gala 2023. Held at Tarrytown’s Tappan Hill Mansion, the evening includes cocktails, a dinner, and an awards ceremony honoring County Executive George Latimer, Dr. Belinda S. Miles, Sinforosa “Rose” Tan, William Kaung, Dorry Swope, and David Berry. It makes for a prime opportunity to uplift an organization that provides scholarships, support, and emergency aid to deserving students.
Love at First Fight
Delve into the wild story of a delightfully kooky couple in the timeless comedy Private Lives. This wonderfully chaotic stage show by legendary director and playwright Noël Coward will overtake Lyndhurst’s historic Grand Picture Gallery this month as part of a two-year campaign by the Tarrytown mansion, leading up to Coward’s 125th birthday in December 2024.
From 1967 to the present day, English rockers Jethro Tull have been knocking fans’ socks off. Initially focused on blues and jazz, the band has grown to encompass English folk, hard rock, and classical music over the years, often highlighted by Ian Anderson’s telltale flute solos. This upcoming performance at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre, led by Anderson, will feature hits from the past seven decades of the band’s iconic career.