Life on Long Island

Slightly-retro dance bash set for LOVE

Dix Hills native and dance music artist Kim

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As nightlife goes, a notable quality of the Long Island scene is how simple it can be for those who were club-minded during the early 2000s — not to mention the 1990s and even 1980s — to easily find regular events that still draw in that same, now-mature crowd. (Check HERE for some top options.)

However, despite the average age at such happenings, many of the DJs that play these parties tend...

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The Louder Than Love Valentine's Ball

Freestyle music group TKA.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

When it comes to Long Island’s nightlife, there’s no question that a part of the party scene belongs to a fairly mature set of fun-seekers

People that don't regularly head out in the evening for good times, dancing and social situations on LI may be under the impression that area pubs and clubs are solely full of twenty-somethings -- but in fact, there are a number of spots that count on the...

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A big dance night for the North Shore

DJ Theo (pictured here at the now-defunct Neptune

(Credit: Gordon M. Grant, 2011)

Looks like the North Shore is going to get a rare blast of electronic dance come mid-February.

There have always been clubs and lounges both along Jericho Turnpike and in the busy villages north of NY-25 (Port Washington, Huntington, Bayville, Port Jefferson, Greenport) that offer DJ parties and dance floor-filled gatherings -- but when it comes to the major clubs, arenas and venues that specialize...

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Freestyle set to ‘explode’ on Black Friday

Freestyle and dance artist Judy Torres will be

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With the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend fast upon us, some area residents may be looking for ways to entertain out-of-town guests planning to stay longer than just for a Thursday turkey dinner.

When discussing any possible late-night plans with your company, chances are that all will understand that an evening out at a club may include fun cocktails, DJs spinning beats and an opportunity...

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'Java, Jazz and JB Baretsky’ at St. Joseph's

Jazz singer JB Baretsky.

(Credit: Edwin Martinez)

If you think that all Long Islanders under 30 are only into pop and hip-hop, JB Baretsky proves at least one member of the area’s youth leans toward sounds that pre-date twerking, boy bands, iTunes and auto-tune -- as well as pretty much anything else that’s currently trending in today’s youth culture.

Baretsky, a 26 year-old from Commack, is an accomplished singer who has performed successfully...

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Hanging out at the Kismet Inn

The Kismet Inn in Kismet, Fire Island. (Aug.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

When it comes to nightlife and good times on the Island, deciding where to go often involves a search for “what’s new” or “what’s hot” -- with many bars, clubs and restaurants arriving with a flourish then fading away within a few years of opening.

Then again, among the hundreds of spots that have come and gone, there are a few that seem to have “always” been there, surviving for not just...

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Vince Clarke to spin in Montauk

Musician Vince Clarke

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Even if you didn't spend the 1980s dedicated to synthpop, it is very likely you've heard – or danced to – a track or more involving the talents of legendary musician Vince Clarke.

His name isn't exactly a household word, but chances are you're familiar with acts such as Depeche Mode, Yaz (or Yazoo) and Erasure, especially if you grew up hanging out at the many alternative dance clubs that...

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Disco show at Aura in East Meadow

The cover band Disco Unlimited, here performing at

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Anyone who’s been currently cutting loose on dance floors can tell you – the beats are as fast and furious as ever.

Dubstep, electro and progressive house are the usual subgenres today’s DJs choose to spin, with most of that music previously whipped up by a producer in a studio. But if you like your jams performed live, in classic style, Aura in East Meadow has a bash rolling out on Friday,...

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‘Disco Dinner Dance’ at Indigo

Appropriately held on a Saturday night, the Indigo

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The sound has had its ups and downs, but regardless of what has musically come and gone, it’s a good bet disco is here to stay.

Evidence of this is found in the amount of radio play the genre still receives – and anyone who has ever attended a wedding knows the boogie beat gets people out of their seats – but unfortunately, while wedding reception DJs have no problem spinning the stuff, today’s...

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