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City Lights DAILY NEWS Sunday, May 29, 1988 3ys ti3 Cig A critics' calendar of sights sounds Compiled By MARA NEVILLE Tfff HEN GARRISON KEILLOR AN- 1 1 7 nounce ne was leaving his long-W running radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" last year, he made it clear he was doing so with no malice toward the program itself. mm i Asked if he wanted to leave quietly, without fanfare, he replied, no, his preference would be for people to cling to his ankles, figuratively at least, and beg him to stay. Which is pretty much what they did. Seldom has the conclusion of a public radio program produced such gnashing of teeth and flowing of ink. Nor has retirement from weekly radio work turned into precisely what Keillor envisioned.

He spoke of moving to Scandinavia with his new bride to "resume the life of a shy person." A few months later, he was back in New York- CARLOS 1 (Sixth Ave. at 10th St, 982-3260): The Benny Carter Quartet swings tonight. Jay McShann Ralph Sutton Quartet follows Sets at 9:30 11:30 1 Fri. Sat). (or $10 at bar).

It's Hamlet Blulett's Telepathic Big Band Mon. at 9:30 11:30 FATTUESDArS (190 Third 533-7902): Astrud GJIberto sings tonight Cover: $12.50 ($15 Les Paul Trio plays Mon. ($10 cover). Sets at 8 10 12 There's a $7.50 min. JAZZ CENTER (380 Lafayette St.

3d floor, 505-5660) Tom Ptorson his Orchestra perform today from 3-6. $5. JAZZ PORT (T rans-Lux Seaport Theater, 201 Front 608-7889): The Art Farmer Quintet featuring Clifford Jordan performs at 8 10. Tix are $18.50 (first-come, first-seated), also at Ticketmaster (307-7171). JIMMY WESTON'S (131 E.

54th 838-8384): Mike Cerratl Trio performs at 10, 12 2, along with singerpianist Tommy Furtado. There's a $12 table cover. RED BLAZER TOO (349 W. 46th 262-3112): Clarinetist Sol Yaged plays today at 1, followed by Sam Ulano Trio (at 6) Robbie Scott's New Deal Swing Band (Mon. at VTnce Giordano ft The Nighthawks (Tue at BIN A George Simon Group (Wed.

at Stan Rubin's Swing Combo (at 9), Sean Mahoney's Crazy Rhythms (Thur. at Cathy Chamberlain's Dixieland All-Stars (Fri. at 9) Bob Carrtwell's Stampers (Sat.at9).Nocover. SWEET BASIL (88 Seventh Ave. South, McCoy Tyner performs tonight Dakota Stat on appears Mon.

TheTerumasa Hino Quintet takes over SetsatlO, 1 at 10, 11:45 $10 VILLAGE GATE (Bleecker at Thompson St, 475-5120): "Salsa Meets Jazz" during a "Battle of the Bands" show Mon. at 9, featuring Ray Barretto Orchestra, Costa Brava saxman Pa-qutto D'Rrvera Blues singerguitarist Albert King performs tonight at 9:30 11 ($13,504 2-drink It's They Might Be Giants at 9:30 11 ($12.50 2-drink VILLAGE VANGUARD (178 Seventh Ave. South, 11th 255-4037): Trombonist Ray Anderson fronts a group tonight. Mon. at 10 12, it's Mel Lewis A The Jazz Orchestra.

Saxophonist Frank Morgan appears Sets at 10, 11:30 1. $12 cover $6 min. WEST END CAFE (2911 B'way, 114th 666-8750): Second Sight performs tonight. The Ernie Fortunato Jazz Quartet plays Tue. Pete Compo Jazz Violin Quartet headlines Sets at 9, 10:30 12 1:30 ZINNO (126 W.

13th St, 924-5182): Pianist Junior Mance bassist Marty Rivera perform at 8. $15 min. at bartables, $10 min. at bar. still shy, perhaps, but definitely on the same streets with the people he had earlier wished to see draped about his ankles.

And so now he has taken a step to meet them halfway, with three shows at Radio City that are billed as the program's "Second Annual Farewell Performance." If that suggests there will be a third next year, well, let the suggestions fall where they may. For now, "Prairie" fans are just happy to have a public drop-in from the folks in Lake Wobegon, where all the children, presumably, are still above average. musical guests, who will include Atkins, Vince Giordano and the Leo Kottke, Butch Thompson, Tom Keith, Robin and Linda Everly Brothers, Karen Morrow, Rowles and Kim MacKenzie. David Hinckley are Fri. at 8, Sat.

at 2 St Sat. at Tix are (net proceeds Public Radio) at the box office of the Americas) Ticket-master (307-7171). JONES BEACH: Depeche Mode's shows at 8 with Orchestral Manoeuvres la the Dark are sellouts. MEADOWLANDS ARENA: DePeche Mod performs Wed. at 8 witn Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark.

Tix are at the box office (307-7171). Mon.VSalute to Vietnam Veterans" benefit concert at 7 :30 with Richie Havens, The Mamas A The Papas, Peter Noonan, The Spinners. Rare Earth, Jay Black The Americans has been re-scheduled for July 30, along with the date change, the lineup of performers (some have prior commitments) will change as well. Gettix refunds at place of purchase, or hang on to 'em, as they will be honored for new date. Pink Floyd's concerts at 9 at Giants Stadium are sellouts.

THE RITZ: Bluesman Albert Collins plays Fri. at 11, with Uttle Charlie The Nightcaps. Tix are 13. 50 advance, $14.50 day of show. Hall-of-Famer Chuck Berry The Uptown Horns headline Sat.

at 8 1 1. with Crossfire Choir. Tix are $17.50 advance, $18.50 day of show, at the box office (119 E. 11th St.) Ticketmaster. ROSE LAND: Rocker Graham Parker performs Fri.

at 9. Tix are $18.50 advance at Radio City (50tn St. Ave. of the Americas) Ticketmaster, $20 day of show at Roseland (239 W. 52d St) THE WORLD: The Dan Reed Network puts on a dance concert beginning Fri.

at 11:30. Tix are $12.50 at Tcke-trons, Teletron (947-5850) 4 the club (Second St Ave. C. WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR: Funnyman Rodney DangertlekJ appears tonight at 7. Tix are $30 at the box office (960 Brush Hollow BEACON THEATER: The McAuley Schenker Group's show Fri.

with vln-nle Vincent Invasion Smashed Gladys is a no-show. Get refunds at place of purchase. BITTER END (147 Bleecker The Edge performs tonight at 10, followed by Cry Wolf (12), Donna Lee (Mon. at 8) Ansonla Lorl Carson (Tue. at 8) witness (Wed.

at 8) Show of Hands (12), The Magnetics (Thur. at 8) Shakln' Snakes (12), Metropolis (Fri. at 8) The Singles (10), The Dragons (Sat. at 10) Then Omaha (12). $5 cover table min.

BOTTOM LINE (15 W. Fourth 228-6300): Devonsquare performs with David Roche Seldom Scene appears Fri. Rich Halt Tom Paxton headline Sat. Sets are at 8 11, at 8:30411:30. CAT CLUB (76 E.

13th Deb Huston Shades of Grey perform Tue. followed Dy Cycle Sluts From Hell (Wed Asian. Immaculate Fools The Jltterz Illustrated Man (Fri.) dancing deejays $15 table mm. (1 at bar). Starred Items are highly recommended KEILLOR (r), pictured with "companions" Robin and Linda Williams (above) Team with Steve Missal.

Larry -Mitchell, Tom Lenahan, Donna Tra-vers, Karen Byrnes, Dlanna Howe, Rosie Rex, Michael Idarolla, Craig Dryer, Cold Rock Joanle Arena -performs tonightat 12:30. Mlndyai The Cyclone Rangers appear Mon at 12:30 deejay Dina Reglne spins). Admission's $15; doors open at 9:30. ORCHARD BEACH (northeast Bronx, off Pelham Parkway near City Island) Salsa Merengue "Free SummerCon-cert Series" continues today at 2 with La-Gran Manzana Costa Brava performing. Sat.

at 2, it's Grupo Fasclna-don Los Caballeros del Merengue. Concerts happen at Section 8 (near concession stand at main entrance). If it rains, concert is canceled. PALLADIUM (126 E. 14th Tonight's "Merengazo '88" show features Sergio Vargas Los Hljos del Roy, Las Chlcas del Can Jose Octavlo Los Nletos On performance lineup: Rob Base.

Chandra Simmons, Johnny Midnight Fantasy India deejay Roman Ricar-do spins. $15). Fri. Will to Power performs at 1 a.m. Sat.

is all deejays dancing Doors open at 9-isn. ROCK ROLL CAFE (149 Bleecker St.) Hellhounds perform tonight at 9:30, followed by Greg Stier Straight Up Ben-Wa Boys (T Robert Ross Band The Worms (Fri. at 10:30) Bobby Bandiera The Asbury Park All-Stars (Sat. at No cover Mon. $3 cover $5 $3 Sun.

SUN MOUNTAIN CAFE (82 W. Third at Thompson BUI Ring Iron-wood perform tonight at 8. $3. 1018 (515 West 18th 243-7402): Tonight's "Summer Sunday Special" showfeatures performances by The As are the Chet Nighthawks, Rick Dworsky, Williams, the Dan Performances 7:45 (a sellout). benefit Minnesota (50th St.

CHINA CLUB (2130 Broadway, 74th-75th 877-1166): Kim Leslie performs tonignt. Blues Monday" features Young Nell The Vipers. HoHy Beth Vincent appears Tue. Velez Sez follows Wed. The Party Dolls headline on "Motown Thursday.

Sets are at 12-ish. Admission's $10 ($15 weekends). COPACABANA (10 E. 60th PL5-6010): Tonight's "Latin Fiesta" features the Ray Barretto Band Santiago Cerrone Band, starting at 10 (women free 'til 11, then $7, $10for men). KENNY'S CASTAWAYS (157 Bleecker Bernard Grobman performs tonight at 6, followed by Michael Hill Bluesland (10), Andy Rosen (Mon.

at 12), Wendy Chamlln (Tue. at 9) Just Us (10), STUFF II featuring Gordon Edwards At That Age (Thur. at 9) The Blame (10), Emerald City (Fri. at 9) Beaugart (11 1), Anthony Kane (Sat. at 10 12) Home-boys No cover, 2-drink table min.

(1-drink min. at bar). LONE STAR (Fifth Ave. 13th St, 242-1664): Levon Helm performs tonight at 9:30 11:30, with The In Crowd Closed Mon. SoozleTyr-ell The Wild Blue Marlins rock roll Tue.

at 15 11:30, with John Turl Boppin'The Blues Young Neil The Vipers appear Wed. at 9: 15 11:30, with Dr. Hector ft The Groove Injectors Bluesy Lazy Lester Ronnie Earl are featured Tnur. at 9: 15 11:30. with Jerry Portnoy The Broadcasters Soulman James Brown performs Fri.

at 8:30 11:30, witn Anson The Rockets Texas band Anson The Rockets plays Sat, starting at 9:30, with Little Charlie A The Nightcaps -There's a 2-drink mm. 179 VARICK (IV2 blocks below Houston St, near Seventh Rhythm Latin Rascals, Judy Torrez Johnny starting at midnight, plus deejay Dave Morales (doors open at 9, 17 years older admitted, $18). Hot-103 deejay AlBandlero hosts; Monet, G.T., Kraze India perform deejay Dave Morales spins. Doors open at 10, Heartbreak at 1018: Nerve Damage performs Mon. at 12:30, jay George D.

spins (doors open at 9:30, $15). TRAMPS (125 E. 15th 777-5077): Blues guitarist Otis Rush plays tonight at 9. The Surreal McCoys jam Mon. at 9.

Rough-House Okie Do- kle are featured Tue. at 9:30. Charlotte Browne performs Wed. at 9:30. Jimmy Rogers performs Fri.

at 9:30 12, with Diane Scanlon. Admission: $5, $10 2-drink table min. TURNING POINT (468 Piermont Piermont, 914-359-1089): PaulGere-mla performs tonight at 8 followed by "Open Mike Nite" hosted by Mark Gordon (Wed. at 8:30, sign-up at Patty Larkfn (Thur. at 8:30, $7).

BLUE NOTE (131 W. Third 475-8592): Jay Leon hart Quartet performs today at 3 5 ($10 for show brunch). Maynard Ferguson High Voltage appeartonight ($17.50 cover $5 or $10 bar admission). Bill Mays All-Stars play Mon. at 9.

11 1 ($7.50 $5, or $5 at bar). Dave Valentin Quintet appears Tue. -Wed. for live recording sessions ($15 $5, or $10 at bar). Illinois Jacquet Big Band performs a "Tribute to Count Basie, ($15 $5, or $10 at bar).

Sets at 9 11:30 1:30 It's Houston Person Etta Jones at Sat. 's "Soul Brunches" at 3 5 ($10, ALICE TULIV MAI 1 cnnn wVIql iu Wi ola Davis tenor George Shirley perform works oy Monteverdi, Mozart, Handel, Verdi Haydn, today at 2:30 Lincoln Center, 65th St. Broadway (cha rge tix at 874-6770) AMERICAN BALLET THEATER dances -La Bayadere." Mon. at 8. Ray-monaa," Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes" "GaTte Parisienne," Tue.

at 8 "Les Sylphides," "Gala" performance Raymonda," Wed. at 8. Performances continue Wed. at2.Thur.-Fri. at 8, Sat.

at 2 8. Tix are at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera (362-6000). BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE OR-chestra. conducted by Guinermo Fi-gueroa featuring pianist Alexander Peskanov, presents a free Tribute to Leonard Bernstein, today at 2 at Woodlawn Cemetery Lawn (Jerome Ave. gate near Bainbridge Ave.

Bronx) CARNEGIE HALL: Thur. 's "SteinwaV Gala Benefit" at 8 features 26 pianists -including Van CUburn, Lazar Berman Misha Oichter, Alexander Toradze 4 i program or works by.

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