Mar 16, 2019 | 8:00 PM | Saturday

Sat Mar 16, 8:00 PM - Sat Mar 16, 11:00 PM
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468, Bronx, NY 10468

Community: Harlem

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and Goya Foods in association with SAL ABBATIELLO of Fever Records presents for the thirteenth year in a row the Latin-flavored Dance Music Sensation, with FOREVER FREESTYLE 13 on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 8pm.

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To Latino teenagers in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Freestyle, a hybrid of Hip Hop and disco, was known simply as “Our Music.” Returning to Lehman Center for the thirteenth year in a row, the concert will feature performances by 14 groups: TKA “Maria”, JUDY TORRES “No Reason To Cry”, GEORGE LAMOND "Bad of the Heart", ROB BASE “It Takes Two”, JOHNNY O “Memories”, CYNTHIA “Change On Me”, NOEL “Silent Morning”, CORO “Where Are You Tonight”, NAYOBE “Please Don’t Go”, STRAFE “Set It Off”, ALY-US “Follow Me”, FASCINATION “Do You Think Its Time”, TONASIA “Wondering”, and SAMMY ZONE “Running”. Hosted by SAL ABBATIELLO & SPEEDY. Music by Dj LUCHO & WHITEBOY Dj KYS. Produced by Lehman Center and Sal Abbatiello.

SAL ABBATIELLO, one of the pioneers of Hip Hop, discovered many rappers and DJs such as Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow and Run-D.M.C. at the legendary night club Disco Fever. Abbatiello’s Bronx Latin dance club, The Devils Nest, is where Latin Hip Hop was born and is now called Freestyle. There he discovered Little Louie Vega, TKA, The Cover Girls, Lisette Melendez and many more. Abbatiello’s record label Fever Records is credited with releasing the first Freestyle recording in 1984, Nayobe’s “Please Don’t Go”. He is now known as the “Godfather of Freestyle” and has been promoting Freestyle concerts for over 30 years.

This concert continues the completion of the first phase of renovations at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Concert goers will find that the lobbies have been upgraded for ADA compliance with new ramps and carpeting, and the interior of the theater will have new seating, carpeted aisles, and finished flooring as well. The $15.4 million dollar refurbishment of the Center, which is expected to be completed by mid-2019, will also include 5,400 square feet of enlarged space, with a new main entrance and a redesigned box office, plus new administration offices and restroom facilities on the first and mezzanine floors, and an elevator. The Center seats 2,278 people in the concert hall and is the largest of its kind in the borough. Funding for the project is being provided by the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature, the Bronx delegation of the New York City Council, and t

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