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Manhasset marching band joins 'The Music Man'


WHAT The Manhasset Indian Marching Band collaborates with the cast of a touring production of Meredith Willson's beloved classic "The Music Man." The Manhasset High School ensemble has won the United States Scholastic Band Association's New York State Award twice, lending a note of authenticity to the story of a fast-talking traveling salesman who sells the people of River City, Iowa, on the moral need for band instruments.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8 at Tilles Center, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Brookville

INFO $67 to $42;, 516-299-3100

WHAT "Other People's Money: The Ultimate Seduction," Jerry Sterner's cautionary drama with a dark sense of humor, may be more relevant today than it was even when it opened Off-Broadway in 1989 as a commentary on the greedy '80s. It's the story of a corporate raider who finds more than he bargained for in his bid for New England Wire & Cable, which has been in business more than eight decades. The takeover attempt pits the Wall Street high-roller against a tenacious CEO/senior citizen and a beautiful New York attorney who takes the raid personally.

WHEN | WHERE Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., through Feb. 6, Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center, Levitas Center for the Arts, 25 Pond Lane

INFO $22, $10 students, $20 seniors on Fridays only;, 631-287-4377


WHAT The Islip Arts Council launches its Discover Music series with a concert by the ZonaVibe Duo, led by Mike Freeman, who mixes his original music and American standards with inflections from the Caribbean, South America and Africa. Besides presenting his distinctive sound, Freeman also offers a brief oral history of the vibraphone and its place in musical genres from Latin jazz to salsa. The series, which includes demonstrations of such unusual instruments as the Armenian duduk and the Chapman stick, continues through April 28 and includes a concert/lecture April 14 on The Beatles' groundbreaking use of an orchestra in their recordings.

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the East Islip Library, 381 Montauk Hwy.

INFO Free;; 631-224-5420

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