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Stepping Out

In the groove with Martin Sexton


In Concert

Martin Sexton

The soulful singer travels the concert circuit with his acoustic guitar and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs. For nearly 20 years (and nine albums later), Sexton has channeled his love of soulful folk, blues, rock and pop music into accessible, emotional songs that recall the work of Van Morrison and Otis Redding. Always trying out new material as well as reinventing his own classics, with what Rolling Stone has described as his “soul-marinated voice,” he blends musical genres into a sound that’s uniquely his. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His honest lyrics and vocal prowess keep fans coming back for a new experience every time at his shows, which often include “Black Sheep,” “Diner,” “Happy,” “There Go I,” and his widely respected version of “Hallelujah.”

Friday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. $60. My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. (516) 413-3535 or www.myfathersplace.com.

Historical Salute

Honoring American GIs

The Museum of American Armor honors those who served in the military’s armor divisions during “Tanker Foes.” Just inside the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration, the museum will recreate a military armored column that replicates the sights and sounds of World War II allied forces fighting the enemy in the field. The legendary Sherman tank and M18 Hellcat will face off against German armor with an expected surprise visit of a replica Tiger tank, one of the most feared weapons on the World War II battlefield. Other armor in operation will include a Cold War U.S. M48 Patton tank, an amphibious U.S. Marine LVT Amtrac used to attack Japanese occupied islands, a British Bren Carrier, along with a broad range of other historic military vehicles. Multimedia displays augment the display of vehicles and visitors can also see tanks under repair and restoration.

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. $12, $8 seniors and children. Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. (516) 454-8265 or www.museumofamericanarmor.com.