June 2011 - Central Park

Last Night at SummerStage – Ben L’Oncle Soul

Ben L'Oncle Soul

Ben L’Oncle Soul filled Central Park SummerStage last night with the soul – pop stylings that have enthralled European audiences for years. Displaying a classic Motown style coupled with boundless energy and stage presence he poured himself into every song and soon had the receptive crowd dancing the summer night away. Growing up to the beat of Motown he was signed by Motown France, his considerable talent led him to open for big names in contemporary soul, such as Musiq Soulchild, Raphael Saadiq and India Arie who invited him on stage with her to perform. It’s easy to see why he’ll soon have a devoted following clamoring for more on this side of the Atlantic as well.

Catherine Ringer

Opening act Catherine Ringer is the embodiment of French Pop through the last twenty-years, alone and with the French pop/rock duo, Les Rita Mitsouko which she was a part of with Fred Chichin. A truly unique artist on the French music scene, her long career has been characterized by an electric stage presence and colorful, performance art portrayal of her music. Her solo debut, entitled “Ring ‘n Roll,” still has the energy to grip audiences with her mesmerizing voice.

 

Throughout his life, French singer-songwriter, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg composed for some of the most beguiling songstresses including Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and Vanessa Paradis. His lyrical brilliance has left an extraordinary musical legacy that spans numerous musical genres. Twenty years after his death, director . . . → Read More: Last Night at SummerStage – Ben L’Oncle Soul

Cocktail Hour in Central Park

As of today, the Pera Turkish Taco Truck will be serving alcohol to thirsty park-goers. . . . → Read More: Cocktail Hour in Central Park

SummerStage – BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL

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Motown at SummerStage

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, The New York Pops orchestra will perform at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park for the annual SummerStage Gala presented by City Parks Foundation. . . . → Read More: Motown at SummerStage


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