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8/13: Nilsson Schmilsson, The Wedding Present…

…and a Brazil-flavored fête (capoeira! samba!) at the QMA



    8/13: Nilsson Schmilsson, The Wedding Present…
    Who is Harry Nilsson?
    92YT celebrates the enigmatic Harry Nilsson this weekend.

    WILD ABOUT HARRY: One of music’s underappreciated greats finally gets his due this weekend at 92YTribeca. At the two-day festlet Nilsson Schmilsson: A Tribute to Harry Nilsson, see work he stamped with his sound (like Popeye), hear his music rebooted live (bands will play songs by—and inspired by—Nilsson), and tonight, watch a sneak preview of the buzzy documentary Who is Harry Nilsson? (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (trailer), introduced by the composer’s daughter Olivia  with director John Scheinfeld and music writer Anthony DeCurtis.7:30PM. 

    GIFTED: Cult Brit indie outfit The Wedding Present makes their only NYC appearance this summer a good one—and free, to boot: David Gedge and crew perform at the South Street Seaport as part of the River to River Festival, with genre-mashing local popsters Savoir Adore opening, at 7PM. 

    GO SOUTH: Things get all yellow and blue tonight at the Queens Museum of Art, where a multimedia extravaganza feting soccer-loving Brazil includes a samba performance, a demo of traditional martial arts by a capoeira group from Brooklyn, and more. Target Passport Fridays 2010: Brazilkicks off at 6:30PM

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