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Let’s Go to Lincoln Center!

Folks who eagerly anticipate the Lincoln Center Out of Doors summer concert series (and there are many) won’t have to wait much longer. The 48th edition of this free series of music, dance, and spoken word starts tomorrow (July 24th) and runs through August 12th.

In what other series would you be able to see acclaimed R&B singer, songwriter and musician Raphael Saadiq and legendary Persian guitarist Faramarz Aslani? Or Wu-Tang Clan founder Rza debuting an epic audiovisual film experience–a re-score of the Shaw Brothers’ 1978 martial arts classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Or a tribute to the late Queen of Tejano music, Selena. The whole family can learn to dance with the Mark Morris Dance Group!

NPR will be on hand with Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition, where they will celebrate a new generation of pioneering women songwriters with an evening of music and conversation. You can be one of the first of your friends to check out African New Wave pop music with OkayAfrica’s Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats.

Former J. Geils frontman Peter Wolf, the Dance Theater of Harlem, Mavis Staples & Joe Henry will all be on hand. There will even be a re-imagining of Leonard Bernstein’s score to West Side Story by a Latin Big Band!

As we said, all events are F-R-E-E, but seating is on a first come, first served basis. Gates open one hour prior to the performance and all events could be canceled in the event of stormy weather. For a full calendar of what’s on tap, click here.

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