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Lehman Center hosts sizzling El Gran Combo

Charles E. Rogers | 5/27/2011, 3:19 p.m.

LEHMAN CENTER PRES- ENTS EL GRAN COMBO WITH DAVID CEDENO JUNE 10 AND WITH NAYIBE "LA GITANA" JUNE 11:

As part of its International Performance Series, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the return, by overwhelming demand, of two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning El Gran Combo, one of the world's most popular salsa bands for nearly five decades. Their gold albums have included such hits as "Timbale- ro," "Menu," "Telefono," "Me libere" and "Nadie como ella." They will perform for two hot nights: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.

Also featured on Friday will be trumpeter David Cedeno and his orchestra. On Saturday night, Colombian-born salsa singer Nayibe "La Gitana" will also be featured. Both concerts are part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is located on the

campus of Lehman College at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, the Bronx, N.Y. Tickets for El Gran Combo and David Cedeno range from $40 to $55. Tickets

for El Gran Combo and Nayibe "La Gitana" run from $45 to $60. To purchase tickets, call the Lehman Center box office at (718) 960-8833 Monday and Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and beginning at 12 noon on the day of the concert. You may also visit www.LehmanCenter.org.

The Lehman Center is accessible by the No.4 or Dtrainto Bedford Park Boulevard. The campus is located off the Saw Mill River Parkway and the Major Deegan Expressway. Free on-site parking is available. The program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Lehman Center also receives support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

H.A.D.L.E.Y. PLAYERS' "WHO'S MAMA'S BABY, WHO'S DADDY'S CHILD?" OPENS AT HSOTA MAY 27:

The H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players' great new production of "Who's Mama's Baby, Who's Daddy's Child?" opening May 27 at the Harlem School of the Arts, is a powerful family drama written by Gertrude Jeannette, CEO emeritus and founder of the H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players.

"Who's Mama's Baby, Who's Daddy's Child?" is about senior couple Ozelle Lambert, a semiretired school teacher, and Hor- ace Lambert, a retired postal worker. They are proud parents of three grown, successful children. For many years they have taken in and raised unwanted "children of the state"-children with emotional and physical needs. Based on a true story, this exceptional drama is full of twists, turns, surprises, tears and joy. It highlights the fact that through many a crisis, love, caring, honesty and perseverance can most assuredly conquer all.

"Who's Mama's Baby, Who's Daddy's Child?" runs May 27 through June 19. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2:30 p.m. However, no show is scheduled for Saturday, June 11. Instead they have added a show on Thursday, June 9. Also tickets for the shows on Friday, June 10 and Sunday, June 12 are sold out.

All performances will be at the Harlem School of the Arts Theatre, conveniently located at 647 St. Nicholas Ave. at 142nd Street in Harlem. For reservations and ticket information, please call (646) 323- 0223 or (212) 368-9314.