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Lehman Center Announces Its 2007-2008 Season
Published September 25, 2007

Highlights include: Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, Tango Buenos Aires, Danny Rivera, Georgian State Dance CompanyTommy Olivencia Tribute, Christmas from Dublin, Asalto Navideño, African Footprint and Willie Rosario.

Mexico's Premier Dance Company

Mexico's most prestigious folkloric dance company presents a colorful evening of traditional music and dance with sophisticated costumes and powerful and accomplished dancers. Take a journey into the diverse Mexican cultures - past and present. This fast-paced and entertaining show will make you want to rush right off to Mexico Friday, October 5, 2007 - 8pm. Tickets: $35, $30, $25, $20 (Children 12 and under, $10 any seat)

Sensual Romance and Passion

Tango Buenos Aires is among Argentina's great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango.Their rapid, elegant footwork has astonished audiences around the world! Catch your breath if you can! "Fast and furious, the dancers' feet and legs flashed and wove in and around each other, or paused to move slowly and seductively, stretching the tension within the dance."- Journal Star Tickets: $35, $30, $25, $20 (Children 12 and under, $10 any seat)

A Musical Cultural Treasure

One of the most beloved and celebrated singers from Santurce, Puerto Rico, Grammy-nominated Danny Rivera has recorded over three dozen albums and has entertained audiences for over three decades. He is the only Puerto Rican singer to perform in three consecutive seasons at New York's Carnegie Hall and has performed with such well known artists as Julio Iglesias and Plácido Domingo.His string of hits include: "Jesucristo", "Tu Pueblo Es Mi Pueblo", "Amada Amante", "Tantos Deseos De Ella", "Porque Yo Te Amo", "Fuiste Mía Un Verano", "Manolo, Mi Viejo", "Yo Y La Rosa" and "Va Cayendo Una Lágrima." Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 8pm Tickets: $55, $50, $45, $40 This event if part of the International Performance Series Funding for this event has been received from The New York State Music Fund established by the Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

A Living Legend

The Grammy Award-winning Smokey Robinsonwas crowned the "poet laureate of soul music" with hits like "Tears of A Clown", "Ooo Baby", Baby", I Second That Emotion" and "Tracks Of My Tears". Named "one of the smoothest tenors in soul music" by People Magazine, he will bring his golden voice to Lehman Center's stage backed by a career whose $60 million-plus in record sales "helped turn Motown into the largest Black-owned corporation in the world." Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 7pm Tickets: $85, $75, $65, $55

Experience the Fire and Grace

The New York Times has called them "magical" and "downright terrific."The beauty and originality of the Georgian State Dance Company is due to its energetic style and training which borders on gymnastics in its format and is as elegant and precise as any Bolshoi Ballet performance. Clive Barnes, of The New York Post, wrote "these fierce choreographic warriors, with sparks literally flying from the clashing swards, swooping in the air, whirling around on tip-toe, or simply preening themselves prouder than peacocks, are first, foremost and magnificent!" Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 4pm Tickets: $35, $30, $25, $20 (Children 12 and under, $10 any ticket)


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