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Billy Joel concert at The Paramount in Huntington finds the piano man basking in hometown glow

The nightclub 54 Below said Tuesday it will present two world-premiere concert performances of Hit List on Dec. 9 featuring some of the stars from the series, including Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Later Tuesday, the 150-seat nightclub said both shows had sold out in an hour. Tickets were $55 plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. On the second season of Smash, the musical Hit List was a gritty, low-tech off-Broadway show that became a theater community darling and later competed with the glitzy Broadway-bound musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe called Bombshell. Hit List songs were written by Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and Lucie Silvas. Smash was cancelled this summer after two seasons. ___ Online: http://54below.com Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Alberta Flood Aid raises nearly 2.2 million dollars through benefit concert

23, 2013. Biden, Hickenlooper and other officials took a tour of the flood stricken areas of the state. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Joe Biden A Blackhawk helicopter with Vice President Biden aboard, inspects flood damage near Estes Park, Colo., Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Biden took a helicopter tour of flood damage and to survey recovery efforts. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Flood-damaged mobile homes in Evans, Colo., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Residents and local governments continue to assess the damage from historic flooding and begin the process of rebuilding and recovery. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) Tara Anderson Tara Anderson, 25, takes a break from cleaning out her flood-damaged home in Evans, Colo., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Residents and local governments continue to assess the damage from historic flooding and begin the process of rebuilding and recovery.

Musical from cancelled show ‘Smash’ gets a concert performance in New York with Jeremy Jordan

A dog chases a mock intruder during a function to celebrate the 29th Raising Day of the Indian National Security Guard (NSG) in Manesar, about 60 km (38 miles) south of New Delhi, October 16, 2013. The NSG is a federal contingency force established in 1984 and a quick reaction elite force for neutralizing militants, hijackers and kidnappers in situations which are beyond the capability of local forces to handle. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Andrew M. Cuomo, who recently rode with Joel in a motorcycle memorial to honor 9/11 victims, to actor Paul Rudd, from numerous Judd Apatow movies. It also brought the shops and restaurants of downtown Huntington to life, with many blasting Joel’s music out their front doors. Tickets for the show sold out within 15 minutes Tuesday, even with a two-ticket limit per person and only two hours’ notice. Considering how Joel holds the record for the most sellouts at Madison Square Garden and sold out two nights at Shea Stadium, competition for tickets at the 1,555-capacity Paramount was predictably fierce. Scalpers were charging more than $800 on StubHub and Craigslist for tickets, which originally ranged in price from $79.50 to $150. Joel addressed the wild markups, saying, “We’re not worth that much — maybe if [Jimi] Hendrix came back.” Of course, many fans were thrilled to see Joel in such an intimate setting no matter what the cost. After all, Joel is set to be honored by the Kennedy Center in December, when he will receive the nation’s highest award given to performers for their contribution to popular culture. He showed off how diverse that influence has been, adding a Latin influence to “Don’t Ask Me Why” and some ragtime to the extended opening of “New York State of Mind,” which became a poignant sing-along. Joel also made a point of explaining how rare some of the night’s performances were. “I don’t think we’ve ever played this one before,” he said, introducing “Blonde Over Blue” from the “River of Dreams” album.

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17, 2013 /CNW/ – On Thursday, August 15, 2013 , 32,000 music lovers joined together at McMahon Stadium in Calgary for Alberta Flood Aid , a star-studded benefit concert to raise much-needed funds for flood recovery in southern Alberta. Thanks to an enormous outpouring of support, nearly $2.2 million was raised. This memorable night in music history, hosted by Brent Butt featured legendary artists including; Nickelback, Jann Arden , Randy Bachman , Tom Cochrane , Matthew Good , Colin James , Loverboy, Corb Lund, Johnny Reid , The Sadies, The Sheepdogs and Ian Tyson donating their time and services to contribute to the effort. TELUS funded the live, online broadcast of the concert for viewers across Canada free of charge. “We couldn’t have hoped for a more perfect evening or a more perfect week.” said Peter Jurisic , Chair of Alberta Flood Aid . “The contributions from so many was so representative of the spirit of cooperation displayed by the tens of thousands of volunteers who helped those in need immediately after the flood. Being able to raise almost 2.2 million dollars was truly only made possible by the overwhelming support of so many including our corporate sponsors, the volunteers, and the Canadian Music Industry.” Harvey Cohen of Union Events, one of the key organizers of the Alberta Flood Aid concert said: “The Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert saw the Canadian music community come together to assist the people of Southern Alberta in their time of need. Whether it be band, agent, manager, or supplier, all facets of the music industry joined as a single united front to host the largest concert ever held in Calgary , raising more than $2 million to support the flood rebuilding efforts, and creating a lifetime of memories for everyone in attendance.” President and CEO, Eva Friesen of The Calgary Foundation said: “The generosity of Calgary and area contributed to an incredible celebration of community spirit and The Calgary Foundation is so proud to be the recipient of the funds raised at this summer’s Alberta Flood Aid concert. Charitable organizations are only just now able to identify some of their needs stemming from the flood – some are experiencing increased demand on their services, while others need to develop new initiatives to respond to the impact.The Foundation will work with charities to determine the long-term needs that can be best supported by the Flood Rebuilding Fund.” Andrea Goertz , TELUS Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer said: “The floods that hit Alberta in June created one of the worst natural disasters in our nation’s history. TELUS was proud to support the organizers and the artists involved in raising funds to help with long-term recovery efforts. We stood together to help our fellow citizens during this most difficult time.” Alberta Flood Aid would like to thank the following public organizations for their support: The Province of Alberta, The City of Calgary , The Government of Canada and Travel Alberta.