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Grammy-winning Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin will appear at the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s annual jazz concert, Sat., Feb. 28 at 8 pm at the Riverdale Y, 5625 Arlington Avenue, in an exciting evening of pop, R&B, Brazilian music and Latin jazz. Appearing with Valentin will be members of his quintet - Bill O’Connell, piano, Lincoln Goines, bass, Robby Ameen, drums and Richie Flores, congas.

Tickets for the concert are $20; $15 for students and seniors. Bronx Cultural Card holders are offered a 20% discount.

For further information call (718) 601-7399.

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The City Island Theater Group will open its 10th anniversary season with the classic romantic comedy The Rainmaker. Written by N. Richard Nash, The Rainmaker is a wonderfully thought-provoking play that explores the reliance upon dreams vs. the acceptance of reality. This classic American romance is a refreshingly heartfelt fable about a con man, a country girl, and the way that love can overcome cynicism in even the most tired of souls.

The Rainmaker will be performed on Feb. 27, 28, Mar.5 , 6 and 7 at 8 pm and Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 at 3 pm. Note that we now have a Saturday matinee available. Call (718) 885-3066 or email tickets@cityislandtheatergroup.com to reserve your tickets for this show.

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The Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos, the contemporary art center of The Bronx Council on the Arts, presents Vidal Centeno: F119, curated by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz. The opening reception takes place on March 4 from 5 to 9 pm in conjunction with BCA’s Bronx Culture Trolley. The show will be on view in the gallery’s Project Room through Arp. 4,.

F119 is Centeno’s first solo exhibition in New York City and is essentially the assembly of a hanging lamp in the form of a reconstructed engine.

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz is a New York-based curator and interdisciplinary artist whose works have been included in group shows at El Museo del Barrio, Exit Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte de Rico, and MOCADA.

The Longwood Art Gallery is located on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. For information on Longwood and its exhibitions call (718) 518-6728.

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The Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos, the contemporary art center of The Bronx Council on the Arts, presents Dream Sequence, curated by Ray Felix. The opening reception takes place on Mar. 4 from 5 to 9 pm in conjunction with BCA’s Bronx Culture Trolley. The show will be on view through May 9.

Dream Sequence explores the themes of identity, socialism, sexuality, and the unconscious state of dreaming using comic books, drawing, illustration, painting, photography, sculpture and video. Participating artists include Richard Ackoon, Gary Camp, Momo Felix, Ray Felix, Ruth Fernandez, Dmitry Gubin, Marcus Jones, KAZ, Rene iatba, Ivan Monforte, Ed Mouzon, Elena Petersen, David Quiles, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Timothy Ryan, Jean Rosa-Segarra, Luis Sierra, Hidemi Takagi, Arlen Schumer, Bedel Tiscareno, Chris Torres, Ed Traquino and Ivan Velez.

The Longwood Art Gallery is located on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. For further information call (718) 518-6728.

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The Gordon Parks Gallery, 332 E. 149th Street, announces the opening of The Young and the Restless, an exhibition of six emerging artists based in New York through May 3. The show questions the concept of medium and artistic practice: by turns each of these artists ponder and re-work the disciplines of painting, sculpture, and photography. Building on personal experience, the artists hail from diverse backgrounds including Grenada, Brazil, and Murmansk, as well as native New Yorkers, and deal with issues equally as diverse, from colonialism, genocide and cultural erasure to aesthetic questions of color, composition and the nature of light.

Shervone Nickles, Tommy Mintz, Clara Fialho, Nikita Pashenkov and Elise Co, and Will Corwin, have been showing together for the past two years.

For more information call (914) 654-5427.

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The Uptown Coffeehouse will be presenting folk singer/songwriter Lui Collins on Sun., Mar. 1, at 4450 Fieldston Road, at 5 pm. Admission is $15. Bronx Cultural Cards are accepted. Call (718) 885-2955 for more information.

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