Stepping Out

An evening with Adrian Belew

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In Concert

Adrian Belew

The acclaimed guitarist, who first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa, is well known for his diverse musical insights. A multi-instrumentalist, his moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers resulting in an enduring vibrant career. For more than a decade the Adrian Belew Power Trio stunned audiences around the world. Now Belew has re-invented his live show with a new quartet that includes Jordan Perlson on drums, Saul Zonana on keyboards, guitar, and vocals, and bassist extraordinaire Julie Slick. Supported by these dynamic musicians, Belew is performing new songs and King Crimson songs that he hasn’t played in years, along with a dose of his classic Power Trio. His career continues to command both awe and respect from fellow musicians and fans — from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to the Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” — or any of his other 20 plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity He has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie, Anderson, and Paul Simon. All the while he remains the Twang Bar King.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m. $55. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn. (516) 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

On Stage

A Journey to Africa

Nigeria is the focus of a spirited concert experience. Explore the evolution of Nigeria’s music and culture from the pre-colonial era through contemporary times. The lively vocal ensemble will perform beautiful African music, showcasing the varied culture within Africa. A nation of many tribes, Nigeria’s multi-ethnicity and linguistic diversity is reflected in this musical journey. Original compositions represent many languages, among them Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Urhobo, Ibibio, Edo, Ijaw, and also English. The culture comes alive through music and dance that transcends boundaries. It’s an unforgettable journey through the depths of African rhythms.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. $35. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (877) 849-5327 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.