Sep. 12, 2011 at 1:27pmThe Week Ahead in Music

What to watch?

By Judith Spitzer

I love just about any and all kinds of music from classical to hip-hop and pop to Celtic and R&B to the sounds of Big Bands. If you feel the same way, you'll be happy to learn how many choices you have for music this week on KSPS.

Do you love Celtic? If so this is your week to soak up the Celtic sounds on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. with Michael Londra’s Beyond Celtic special that’s billed as a live, variety musical performance. Londra will be backed up by his 16 piece Orchestra, Frankie Gavin, another Irish legend and the musical sisters of Sephira.

Another choice for Celtic lovers runs Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. Celtic Thunder performs its new show called “Storm.” “Storm” tells the story of a land of struggle and cultural differences. Most of the music featured in the program is original – composed for the show by Irish Composer Phil Coulter. Reviews say the program is a brilliantly choreographed stand off between the darkness of gypsies and the resolutions of settlers both fighting for the same piece of land.

You can catch Jackie Evancho in Great Performances on Thursday and Saturday evenings – check the KSPS website for times. 

On Saturday check out “Moments to Remember” with Patti page and Nick Clooney co-hosting both new performances and classics from the vault highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era.

And don’t miss Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (of Sha Na Na fame) and Ronnie Spector (the Ronnettes) tonight at 8:30/9:30mt for the “Rock, Pop and Doo Wop” show. You guessed it, they’ll be bringing back hits from the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Sha na na na na na .... 

Last but not least be sure to tune in Friday evening for Barbara Streisand's 2009 rare performance at the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village.  A select group of friends an fans had the opportunity to see "Babs" in an up-close-and-personal setting accompanied by piano, bass, guitar and drums.   

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