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#InTheLoop | Queens Public Library Streams Concerts on Monday Nights in June
The popular phrase changes to “Thank God It’s Monday” in June.
Queens Public Library recently kicked off “Beat the Blues,” a series of Monday concerts that will now stream on its Facebook page for the entire month of June. Set to begin at 7 pm, these approximately one-hour performances will feature a wide variety of genres, from Hip Hop to Opera to Pop to Reggae.
All shows are free, and registration is not required. Here’s the month’s lineup.
June 1: Sounds from the Caribbean. Hip Hop violinist Shayshahn MacPherson (above) blends Caribbean rhythms, especially Reggae and Soca.
June 8: Nede Vic Jams. Vocalist Nedelka Sotelo and guitarist Víctor Murillo explore Funk, Reggae, and Folk. The duo presents a unique mix of original songs with English and Spanish lyrics.
June 15: The Beauty of the Female Voice. Soprano Jennifer Allenby (below) and conductor Stephan Fillare showcase the female voice in this mix of Opera, Operetta, Musical Theater, and Popular songs.
June 22: Hip Hop Violin. Shayshahn MacPherson (above) is also a lyricist. He returns with his violin to weave a variety of Hip Hop songs, from Old Skool to Contemporary.
June 29: A Night at the Opera. Bass vocalist Gennadiy Vysotskiy does Italian and American classics, including pieces from “The Barber of Seville,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” “La Boheme,” “Faust,” and “Eugene Onegin.”
Images: Shayshahn MacPherson (top); Jennifer Allenby (bottom)