Stepping Out

Lou Gramm revisits his Foreigner days

The Hall of Fame rocker gives his classic songs an acoustic spin on Friday


In Concert

Lou Gramm

The iconic voice of Foreigner, Lou Gramm, brings his acoustic show to the area for a special evening that highlights the hit songs of the band that defined a generation. Gramm, one of Foreigner’s legendary songwriting talents, who helped launch 10 multi-platinum albums and multiple Top 30 hits, was inducted into the 2013 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, along with bandmate Mick Jones. He co-wrote most of the songs for the band, which achieved two of its biggest hits with the ballads “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” which spent ten weeks at #2 on the 1981-82 American Hot 100, and “I Want to Know What Love Is,” which was a #1 hit internationally (U.S. and U.K.) in 1985. Hear Gramm perform acoustic versions of such classics as “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded” and, of course, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and “Waiting for a Girl Like You.”

Friday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. $72 and $67. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or

The Highland Divas

Amy Rivard, Margaret Kelly and Marla Kavanaugh. who make up the dynamic trio known as The Highland Divas, bring their captivating harmonies to the Madison Theatre this weekend. From achingly spare Celtic ballads to thrilling harmonized interpretations of popular and classic music, these three women from different parts of the world share a common heritage that they bring to their performances. They will take their audience on a musical journey that spans the folk music of Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand, culminating with rock opera. Their fresh new sound has been delighting audiences wherever they perform. The trio will film this concert for their upcoming debut DVD.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. $35-$50. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or