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Feb. 7: Accordion Virtuosi of Russia This group of accordion players has been led by three generations of the Smirnov family. Compilations range from rock to folk music. 7:30 p.m., $29+. Feb. 15: Time For Three Defying any traditional genre, this trio performs a plethora of styles including bluegrass, classical, country, gypsy, folk, and jazz with hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, and more. 7:30 p.m., $34+. Troy Music Hall, 30 Second St, Troy; 518.273.0038; www.troymusichall.org

Feb. 9: J. Holiday & Mya Known for his smooth R&B sound off his first album, Round 2, J. Holiday will be performing new material in this genre. Mya, a Grammy winner with major hits in pop music such as her singles “It’s All About Me” and “Case of the Ex,” will also be belting out tunes sure to please. 7 p.m., $20+. The Chance Theater, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie, 845.471.1966; www.thechancetheater.com

Feb. 10: Lee Rocker Get your zoot suits out for a night of cool strutting with this former Stray Cat. Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide. Their hits including “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy and Seventeen,” and “Rock this Town.” 9 p.m., $25+. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St, Hudson, 518.828.4800; www.helsinkihudson.com

Feb. 10: C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band Working within his Louisiana musical tradition, this Grammy-nominated musician and his band kick up a mixture of blues, rock, country, and R&B to get everyone up and moving. 8 p.m., $32+.  Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098; www.emelin.org

Feb. 11: The Friends & Family Concert The Westchester Philharmonic welcomes Conductor Ted Sperling with Kelly Hall-Tompkins on violin. Hall-Tompkins is a Naumburg Competition winner and Concert Artists Guild Grant recipient and an in-demand violinist on Broadway. She will perform Beethoven’s Romance for Violin No. 2, as well as the Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso alongside the orchestra. 3 p.m., $36+ adults, children 17 & under free.  The Concert Hall at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, 914.682.3707; www.westchesterphil.org

 

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater 

Feb 16: Marc Cohn with Special Guest Dan Zlotnick A Grammy-winning singer/songwriter with great soul, he’ll be performing songs from his latest album, Join the Parade, based on the trauma experience of Hurricane Katrina and his own near-death shooting. 8 p.m., $35+. 

Feb 21: Gin Blossoms Making their mark in the post-grunge era of the ’90s, their mixture of rock, pop, country, and folk helped define modern rock. Their five-time platinum album New Miserable Experience put out smash hits such as “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You.” 8 p.m., $37+. 

Feb. 22: Three Dog Night Achieving more than 21 Top 40 hits in the early 70s, their pop rock is well known with such songs as “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” and “One.” 8 p.m., $40+. 

1008 Brown St, Peekskill, 914.739.0039; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com

 


Our Picks

Pianist Charlie Albright has been hailed as “among the most gifted musicians of his generation,” with a “dazzling natural keyboard affinity,” by the Washington Post. Albright is a natural composer and improviser, praised for his unique technique and virtuosity. Returning to Beacon, he will be performing works by Kapustin, Albright, and Chopin. Feb. 11, 4 p.m., $30 adults, $10 students, Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, 845.765.3012;  www.howlandmusic.org

Jazz in the Snow: One Love is an experience of “Jazz through the Islands” with soul and jazz vocalist Shenel Johns exploring her Jamaican roots inspired by historical reggae singer-songwriters. Johns is joined by an acoustic duo in this unique premiere mixing African rhythms and Island Jazz with a repertoire including rare Bob Marley cuts, Desmond Decker, Bitty McLean, and gospel from the islands. This is a presentation of the 23Arts Initiative. Feb 23, 7 p.m., $10. Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main St, Tannersville, www.23Arts.org

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