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Stepping Out

Rockin' on with Scott Sharrdard


In Concert

Scott Sharrdard

The acclaimed guitarist is joined by London Souls guitarist and vocalist Tash Neal on his current tour. Best known as lead guitarist and bandleader for the late Gregg Allman, Sharrdard continues to showcase his dynamic talents to much enthusiasm. His personal artistic journey – which includes singing, songwriting, producing and arranging – began long before he first teamed up with the rock icon. It’s a mission that resumes with “Saving Grace,” Sharrard’s fifth album — and his first since Allman’s death. Sharrdard’s deep respect for Allman factored heavily into the 2018 release date for “Saving Grace.” Tracking was completed in December of 2016. But Sharrard – knowing Allman’s health was failing chose to delay its unveiling. He’s now begun a new chapter with an album he consciously wanted to summarize the last 20 years of his work – and one that showcases the totality of his artistry: as guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and bandleader. “Saving Grace,” with the blues at its core, bears a distinctly southern spirit, seamlessly assimilating the sounds of American roots music that Sharrdard has long embraced.

Friday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m. $40. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. (516) 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

At The Movies

Long Beach International Film Festival

The Long Beach International Film Festival is underway, celebrating its eighth anniversary with an action-packed line up of independent and studio films from around the globe. The festival will screen an international slate of over 50 films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, shorts and animated films that will compete for Festival Honors and Audience Awards. During its run, the event features an array of daily and nightly special events, including red carpet premieres, gala celebrations, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q & As, international spotlights, industry seminars and musical performances. Among the highlights, Chefs and Shorts on Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m., pairs gastronomy and short films at the beach-front Allegria Hotel; Films and Music, on Aug. 2, starting at 6 p.m., includes concerts on the beach, culminating in the popular Shorts on the Beach showcase; along with a slate of feature-length films at various venues at the Long Beach Library and Regal Lynbrook 13 through Aug. 3.

Now through Aug. 3. Times vary. Visit www.longbeachfilm.com for schedule and further information.