Saturday, July 30, 2011

Free Live Music: Girl-Group Singers Live in NYC; Newport Folk Online

Ronnie Spector, Lesley Gore, and other classic 1960s female singer take center stage at a free show Saturday.

Looking for some live music to listen to today? If you like the classic '60s girl singers and groups as much as I do (the Ronettes, Shirelles, Crystals, etc.), you're in luck because Lincoln Center Out of Doors (LCOOD) is presenting a free show tonight featuring Ronnie Spector, Lesley Gore, and many others.

Called "The Ponderosa Stomp: She's Got the Power," the show includes Spector, Gore, Lala Brooks (formerly of The Crystals), and singers from The Chantels, The Exciters ("Tell Him"), Peggy Santiglia Davison and Jiggs Sirico (of The Angels®), and more.

(See a Wall Street Journal article featuring comments from Lesley Gore and singer-songwriter Toni Wine.)

The show is free and runs from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight at the Damrosch Park Bandshell in Lincoln Center. Here's the schedule:

* GIRL GROUPS REVUE - 5:00 p.m.
* TRIBUTE TO ELLIE GREENWICH (composer of “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” and many more hits) - 8:40

If you don't feel like venturing out of the house, check out NPR Music's live webcasts from the Newport Folk Festival. Live sets will be available online from 12 Noon to 7:30 p.m. Eastern today and tomorrow, July 30th and 31st. Video will be shown for some sets; others are audio only. The schedule for the live Newport Folk Festival webcasts:

remainder of Saturday, July 30th:
4:30 p.m.: Delta Spirit
4:45: Gillian Welch
5:50: Pokey LaFarge
6:00: The Decemberists

Sunday, July 31st:
12:00 p.m.: David Wax Museum
12:30: Tegan And Sara
12:45: Carolina Chocolate Drops
1:45: Mavis Stapes
2:00: Wanda Jackson
3:00: The Secret Sisters
3:25: Amos Lee
4:30: Mountain Man
4:45: Elvis Costello
5:50: Chris Thile and Michael Daves
6:00: Emmylou Harris

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