Free Outdoor Concert Series

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#TaniaOnTheScene - The free concert series, “Groovin’ In The Garden”, returns To Como Park Zoo & Conservatory featuring some of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians & activities for the whole family.

While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games.

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J-Lo Returning To The Block For Free Concert In The Bronx

#TaniaOnTheScene - She may be Jenny from the block but lots of Bronx residents say Jennifer Lopez will really be Jenny of the major traffic jam tonight. The Bronx native gave out 25,000 free tickets for her first hometown concert ever in Pelham Bay Park.

But residents of city Island say even with one lane designated for them returning home from work there will still be traffic nightmares

The free concert takes place Wednesday night. The singer/dancer will perform 10 minutes away from where she grew up, at Orchard Beach.

And there are growing concerns about the chaos and problems the concert will cause.

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Michael Jackson Hologram Rocks Billboard Music Awards

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#TaniaOnTheScene - The Billboard Music Awards were “thrilling,” thanks to the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson made a debut in a hologram form that blew the audience away.

The hologram appeared with non-holographic dancers and pyrotechnics that had audience members dancing in their seats at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The performance began with a synchronized SWAT team dancing until a curtain dropped, revealing the Jackson hologram.

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Free Events for Valentine’s Day

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WHAT: Valentine’s Day at Brookfield Place
DATE: February 13th & 14th
TIME: I Heart Ice Sculpture
Thursday, February 13–Exhibition: 5pm – 8pm, Live Carving:
5pm – 7pm
Friday, February 14–Exhibition: 8am – 6pm, Live Carving:
12pm – 1pm
The Love Show
Thursday, February 13th at 7:30 pm
The Rink at Brookfield Place
 Open 10am to 9:30pm daily
WHERE: Brookfield Place Winter Garden and Plaza (220 Vesey Street, NYC)
COST: Exhibition and performance are free; visit website for ice skating admission and rentals fees.

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Bruno Mars Injects Soul into the Super Bowl Halftime Show

#TaniaOnTheScene - Concert of the Year? That’s what the NFL claimed all week long as it hyped its halftime show with Bruno Mars. But could a relatively young artist without huge name recognition carry the day? Even one of the football commentators came out and said “There were a lot of doubters.” Once Mars was done, though, doubters should have been few.

Two stunts marked the opening of his halftime performance, one slightly less nauseating than the other. It began with a children’s choir and segued into a drum solo performed by Bruno himself. (His lookalike brother, Eric Hernandez — Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez — took over soon after). But then it was time to break out the gold jackets and skinny ties and launch into “Locked Out of Heaven.” His jumbo band of brass, backup singers and bass put the song across nicely. Not only that, but when they broke into “Treasure,” the synchronized dance moves provided a moment straight out of the Platters, circa 1966.

Then, Bruno started to snarl. “Who you rockin’ with — you rockin’ with the best!” All of a sudden, the man was James Brown, singing “I don’t want to hurt you baby, I just want to work you baby. ” And he gave it his best JB shuffle before a segue into the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away Now.” Instantaneously, lamé jackets gave way to shirtless man flesh as Anthony Keidis, Flea and the rest of RHCP took the stage.

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VH1′s Superbowl BLitz with TLC

#TaniaOnTheScene - TLC will be performing live at the Beacon Theater for the VH1 Superbowl BLitz.

The VH1 Super Bowl Blitz is the ultimate music fan’s pregame party featuring today’s hottest artists making stops at six different venues, six nights in a row. Rain or shine, snow or hail, the show must go on. Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler will join some of music’s biggest names on stage as the official hosts for the VH1 Super Bowl Blitz.

When: January 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Where: The Beacon Theater
2124 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Cost: Free

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