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Stepping Out

A salute to Petula Clark with Maxine Linehan


On Stage

What Would Petula Do?

Acclaimed Irish singer-actress Maxine Linehan offers up a sparkling tribute to Petula Clark in her dynamic cabaret performance. She takes her audience on a musical journey exuberantly charting the course of Clark’s extraordinary career from her early, popular recordings in the 1940s, through her mega-stardom in the 1960s, to her award-winning performances in film and on Broadway right up to the 1990s. With songs like “I Know a Place,” “Don’t Sleep in the Subway,” Color My World,” “Old Devil Moon,” “The Sound of Music,” “This is My Song,” and of course, “Downtown,” this show puts a fresh spin on the iconic vocalist’s classic tunes. Hailed by critics for her ability to emotionally engage audiences throughout a stunning vocal performance, Linehan brings Clark’s career alive. Her respect and longtime admiration for Clark is evident from the start to finish, which she eagerly shares with her audience. A live album recorded in Paris will be released this year.

Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m. $40 and $35. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. (516) 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.

In Concert

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble

The renowned quintet welcomes the season with a spring equinox concert. The ensemble of harp, flute and three strings — under the helm of flutist Sally Shorrock, founder and director — specializes in a repertoire that brings the music and cultural atmosphere of turn-of-the-century Paris to 21st century audiences. The repertoire for this program includes music for septet: “Angels in Flight” by Marjan Mozetich; “Distant Light” by Joseph Russo; “Cherry Blossoms” by Gary Schocker; the world premiere of “Abstract No. 1” by Joel Lambdin (composed to commemorate this special concert); and Maurice Ravel’s pivotal work “Introduction and Allegro.” These selections are accompanied by striking imagery on the Planetarium dome.

Saturday, March 23, 6-7:30 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at door, $15 children $15 and younger. Vanderbilt Museum’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. (631) 854-5579 or www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.