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'New Uke New York' Ukulele

UkeGapPerson was signed in when posted
11:22 AM ET (US)
Here's a blur from today's NYTimes:
NEW UKE, NEW YORK, Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, East Village, (212) 539-8777. Hard as it is to believe, there are people who take the ukulele seriously, or at least seriously enough to play it for other people. A two-night festival includes current pop songwriters along with people reviving the four-stringed instrument's Hawaiian heritage. Tomorrow's lineup includes the Moonlighters, who write anachronistic ballads and swing-style tunes that Bliss Blood (formerly of the Pain Teens) sings without a hint of campiness; J. Walter Hawkes, who plays trombone along with ukulele; and the country-flavored King's County Queens. Sunday's bill includes the Conservationists (with Brian Dewan); the Haoles, a New York band devoted to Hawaiian pop; and the Honey Brothers. Tomorrow and Sunday night at 6:30; tickets are $15 each night or $25 for both (Pareles).
jashPerson was signed in when posted
08:46 PM ET (US)
hey, what? i was just in new york! i know nothing about this, if you do please gimme the skinny, i could be persuaded to head back maybe...

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