Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
(March 1, 2014) Fever Records owner Sal Abbatiello packed the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts with his latest installation of “Forever Freestyle.” The concert featured performances by Sammy Zone, Fonda Rae, Lydia Lee Love, Nayobe, Safire, Lisa Lisa, Cynthia, Johnny O, TKA/K7, and Stevie B. Comedian Mark Viera provided the laughs with DJ Lucho, DJ 1st Class and DJ KYS providing the beats between acts.
(September 28, 2013) The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts launched its 33rd Season with the World Premiere of Sabiduria. The group is the latest jazz venture by the legendary pianist of Latin Music and NEA Jazz Master, Eddie Palmieri.
(August 17, 2013) The most recorded Salsa singer in the world celebrated a 45 year career at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Puerto Rican salsero Ismael Miranda, one of the few surviving members of the Fania All-Stars, was greeted by a packed house of fans and peers who came to honor this mile-stone.
(June 8, 2013) Salsa icon Willie Colón performed at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, the evening before the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. The turn-out was exceptional, considering Bronxites had become accustomed to celebrating with El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.
(October 27, 2012) The Bronx community was presented with a rare opportunity to attend a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. The exclusive NYC appearance by the orchestra was a scoop for the 32nd season schedule of concerts and performances at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.
(September 15, 2012) The first time I saw Tipica 73 perform live was at the 1974 Schaeffer Music Festival in Central Park, NYC. The group which included off-shoots of then Ray Barretto’s band quickly became one of the most dynamic and innovative sounds to emerge from the NY Salsa scene.
(April 28, 2012) Motown legend and superstar singer Smokey Robinson gave a sold-out performance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. The GRAMMY Award-winning “poet laureate of soul music” wowed all his die-hard fans with classics like, Tears of a Clown, Ooo Baby Baby, Shop Around, and The Tracks of My Tears. But the women in the house got real loose, during a rendition of Cruisin’ that generated a huge audience interaction and got people cheering on their feet. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating its 31st season. For their full schedule, goto: LEHMAN CENTER.
(November 19, 2011) Another outstanding show brought to us by the people over at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, in the Bronx. “Salsa Palooza” featured veteran superstar singers Tito Nieves and La India, and the sensational Michael Stuart.
(March 21, 2011) The “Forever Freestyle” series produced by Fever Records founder Sal Abbatiello just seems to get bigger and better. The numbers that filled the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts prove it – SOLD-OUT!
(February 26, 2011) The much anticipated launch of the Gilberto Santa Rosa & Rubén Blades “Una Sola Salsa” Tour finally took its first wobbly steps in the Bronx. Bringing to life all the selected music for the two veteran mega-stars of Salsa was accomplished by “8 y Mas” – the group led by percussionists Bobby Allende and Marc Quiñones.