Music of Bob Dylan and The Band December 5 at Le Poisson Rouge

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Bob Dylan turns 70 next year and remains a powerful icon, influence and inspiration to musicians of every stripe. The music recorded and performed by Bob Dylan and The Band will be celebrated December 5 in a joint presentation by the 14th Street Y and Le Poisson Rouge as an all-star tribute, “What Kind of Love Is This?” at 8 p.m. at the latter venue’s intimate intimate performance space in Greenwich Village, 158 Bleeker St. (212)228-4854.

The band will include musicians Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob, Levon Helm Band); Larry Campbell (Dylan’s Never Ending Tour band); John Medeski (Medeski, Martin and Wood); Rob Burger (Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithful, Iron & Wine); Tony Scherr (Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Sex Mob); and Kenny Wolllesen (John Zorn, Norah Jones, Bill Frisell, Sex Mob). with a stellar assortment of guest vocalists that include Jolie Holland, John Wesley Harding, Laura Cantrell, Nicole Atkins, Matt Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces and more.

Le Poisson Rouge offers a full bar, tapas and desserts with cocktail service throughout the performance. Tables at Le Poisson Rouge are available on a first-come-first-seated basis.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door and can be purchased online at lepoissonrouge.com, or by phone at 1-800-838-3006. The show is an all-ages, standing-room-only. Tickets are non-refundable. Le Poisson Rouge is located between Sullivan and Prince, adjacent to the A/C/E stop at Spring Street or the B/D/F/M stop at West 4th Street.

The 14th Street Y is considered a national model for community centers, located in the heart of the East Village and is also celebrating the work of Dylan and The Band with the exhibition “Woodstock to California: 1973 – 1975” in it’s LABA Gallery, opening December 3 at 7 p.m. with free admission. The exhibition will run through January 29.

On December 5, The 14th Street Y hosts a symposium of scholars, critics, authors and artists discussing the work of Bob Dylan and The Band. Among the participants will be cultural critic and Dylan historian Greil Marcus (Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes), filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back), musicians Matt Friedberger (co-founder of The Fiery Furnaces) and Wesley Stace (AKA John Wesley Harding), scholar Christopher Ricks (Dylan’s Vision of Sin), novelists Dana Spiotta (Eat the Document) and John Niven (Music from Big Pink), curator/photographer William Scheele and the Executive Director of The 14th Street Y, Stephen Hazan Arnoff. The symposium begins at noon and runs through 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to the symposium are $45 and are available direct from The 14th Street Y by calling 212-780-0800 or online at 14streety.org/Dylan. 

Specially discounted $75 combo tickets are available for entry to both the “What Kind of Love Is This” concert and the symposium. Combo tickets can be purchased directly from The 14th Street Y by phone or online.

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