2002-08-08 / Arts & Entertainment

Mixed Bag Scheduled for Next Celebrate Brooklyn! Shows

Mixed Bag Scheduled for Next Celebrate Brooklyn! Shows

Elvis Presley in “Jailhouse Rock”Elvis Presley in “Jailhouse Rock”

"JAILHOUSE ROCK" — LOSERS LOUNGE: Tonight, August 8 at 7:30 p.m.

•MOVIE-Jailhouse Rock, the story of a young convict inspired by his country singer cellmate to launch a music career when he gets out of the slammer, was the perfect foil for Elvis’ on-screen misbehaving. And the King, who died 25 years ago next week, shakes his hips in a prison suit, which is one of the truly indelible images of musical cinema. (96 min.-8:40 p.m.).

•Loser’s Lounge, a popular live music show that’s been playing for packed houses around New York City since 1993, focuses its shows around tributes to a well-known or under-appreciated songwriter or pop-music icon. Past tribute shows include ABBA, Queen, The Kinks, The Monkees, and The BeeGees. For this show, approprialtely, they take on Elvis.

ELY GUERRA/SI*SE/JUMBO:

tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.

•Ever since Ely Guerra came on to the scene, critics have hailed her as the biggest thing to hit Mexican music since the rise of rock en espanol in the late 80’s.

•New York based Si*Se bring together the atmospheric vibes of electronica with the -crackle of live instruments. Billboard Magazine proclaimed, "Awash in a variety of electronic flavors (including deep house, drum & bass, and hip-hop), jazzy Latin rhythms, and love instrumentation, the bilingual SI*Se (Luaka Bop) is the type of recording that will surely please those who admire such artist as Sade, Everything But the Girl, The Angel, and Soulstice."

•Jumbo, a Monterrey (Mexico) based pop/rock band, was formed in March 1997 by ex-Blueswagen keyboardist Eddie Gonzalez and bassist Charly Pornet. They were joined by guitarist Jorge Tamez Chapa (aka Flip Fantastic) singer/guitarist Alejandro Clemente Castillo, and drummer Enrique Gonzalez Peldez (aka Bugs Wako).

PALLADIUM MAMBO DANCE PARTY with

CHOCOLATE, RAY SANTOS ORCHESTRA & NELSON GONZALE: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

•A multimedia tribute to the heyday of the mambo era at New York’s famed Palladium. Legendary trumpeter Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros and celebrated arranger, saxophonist and bandleader Ray Santos lead a 17-piece orchestra while fabulous film clips from the early days of the Palladium float across our big screen, and the Bandshell becomes NY’s biggest dance floor!

•Famed guitarist and five-time Grammy Award winner Nelson Gonzalez performs electrifying Cuban Son to get the party started.

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