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Jeremih to perform at The Emporium

R&B singer Jeremih, seen here at the Hammerstein

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If new school R&B is your sort of sound, you may want to keep Saturday, Sept. 20, open as singer Jeremih has been scheduled to perform that evening at The Emporium in Patchogue.

Jeremih (aka Jeremih Felton) is a 27-year-old Chicagoan whose musical efforts receive regular local radio play, and should be familiar to LI club aficionados as his collaborations with such rap stars as 50 Cent...

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A double shot of O El Amor, outdoors

Members of the band O El Amor, clockwise

(Credit: Steven J. Messina)

Despite the fact that temperatures for the week immediately following Labor Day (Sept. 1) are forecast to reach regular highs above 80 degrees, the imminent arrival of autumn is apparent in several ways — such as children returning to school, Hamptons hotspots preparing to close for the season and  already on sale in department stores. However, for those who aren't ready to give up on summer-style...

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A 'prediction run' at Dublin Deck

Dublin Deck in Patchogue will serve as both

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When a spot is really hot, the usual move is to “run” over and hang out – but on Sunday morning the staff at Dublin Deck in Patchogue would like you to actually run away from its waterside location…and then return, following a three-mile jaunt.

Dublin Deck has been a popular summer evening stop for several seasons, with large crowds typically arriving for late-night DJ parties, live music...

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Saturday Morning Cartunes: techno beats in the park

John ?DJ X-Dream? Thomas (pictured) will be spinning

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When contemplating which local public venues and event spaces are the most techno-friendly, Cedar Creek Park in Seaford might not immediately come to mind – but it has certainly proven to be a worthy spot for finding some of the hardest beats spun anywhere this year on Long Island.

Back in July, the bucolic waterside common welcomed the “Drum and Bass BBQ,” an all-day happening featuring a...

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Ja Rule at The Emporium

Musician Ja Rule. The MC will be headlining

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If you're a fan of (not quite yet) old school hip-hop and pop, chances are you have at least an awareness of -- if not a downright fondness for -- the music of Ja Rule.

Between the years 2000-2005, Rule (aka Jeffrey Atkins) was one of rap music’s biggest stars, as he was either the main artist on -- or a guest contributor toward -- more than a dozen songs that registered successfully on the...

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‘Projections’ installation art starts Saturday

Artist Michelle Carollo, shown here with projects she

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

It’s not usually too hard to find something to do come the weekend in Patchogue, as it’s often a time when area pubs, clubs, lounges, bars and theaters run showcase events – most of which involve live music, DJs and dancing. But come Saturday, May 3, there’s a special soiree set to offer a different sort of entertainment.

From 5 p.m.-7 p.m., the Patchogue Arts Gallery will host an opening...

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Cinco de Mayo 2014 on Long Island

Despite the higher price for limes this spring,

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When it comes to holidays that inspire bars, clubs and other nightlife-friendly spots to throw special events, Cinco de Mayo is a generally solid occasion for celebrations. But with the 2014 observance of the Mexican army's victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 landing on a Monday, it seems likely that the overall Long Island Cinco de Mayo party calendar will end up somewhat lighter than in previous...

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Debbie Deb and 2 in a Room at The Emporium

The marquee of The Emporium in Patchogue. Its

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

The popularity of freestyle is still widely held on Long Island --and if that statement needs any backing, consider the strong turnouts received at most “Freestyle Explosions.”

These “explosions” -- a term which has generally been attached to the freestyle concerts held quarterly around the Island over the past few years -- seems to relate to its standard game plan of presenting rapid-fire...

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Lisa Lisa at The Emporium

Lisa Lisa (aka Lisa Velez) is perhaps freestyle

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With all the live freestyle taking place on Long Island this month, one might get the impression that the onetime local phenomenon is due for a comeback.

Flip the calendar in reverse about 25 to 30 years, and you'd find virtually every club on LI had DJs spinning the danceable genre. And whether heard on the dance floor or cruising in the car while listening to radio stations (like WQHT-FM...

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DJ Boris coming back to LI

DJ Boris (aka Boris Inzhin) will be spinning

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Celebrity DJs have always made stops to spin on Long Island, but few can offer the promise of a bigger party than Boris.

Boris (aka Boris Inzhin) was born in Russia, but is long-considered an NYC property due to his history of successfully working Manhattan’s mega-clubs, drawing thousands and thousands of people to his city events. Delivering dozens of intense sessions over a period of many...

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