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Stepping Out

Aztec Two-Step's Simon & Garfunkel songbook


In Concert

Aztec Two-Step

Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, the acclaimed duo known as Aztec Two-Step, bring their rich musical legacy to an innovative salute to Paul Simon. Since they burst on the scene in 1972 with their debut album, the pair has continued to impress audiences and critics with intelligent songwriting, guitar prowess and soaring two-part harmonies. Those harmonies flavor a masterful interpretation of Simon & Garfunkel’s catalogue of hits in their multimedia concert, “The Paul Simon Songbook.” The storyline of the Songbook show, originally created by the late pioneer of progressive FM radio and author Pete Fornatale, is enhanced and narrated by DJ Tony Traguardo. Their harmonizing — complemented by classic Simon & Garfunkel vocal arrangements along with Shulman’s acoustic guitar — brings about a lively personal retrospective on the music of a generation.

Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m. $40, $34, $30. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-1384 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Dog Show

Best of the Breeds

It’s a dog’s life when dog lovers meet up with some outstanding canines and their owners at Oyster Bay’s Planting Fields Arboretum for Gold Coast Cluster All-Breed Dog Show, three days of dog shows presented by the Ladies Kennel Association of America and the Long Island Kennel Club. In addition to watching more than 800 dogs entered to compete in a variety of dog sports, visitors and their purebred or all-American dogs can get in on the action at AKC’s My Dog Can Do That, where participants can try out a fast-paced obstacle course. They can also test their water skills at Dock Diving in the 25,000-gallon tank as part of event. The program includes specialty shows and a breeders’ showcase, with vendors offering related items for purchase.

Friday through Sunday, May 18-20. $10 per person, $20 per carload each day. Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. For information and schedule, call (516) 378-9081 or (631) 928-4312 or visit www.longislanddogshows.com.