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Final taping

There are only two weeks remaining to see the Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Belber’s play “Tape,” being directed by Jackson Heights resident Sam Helfrich.

The play is about three people who come together for a weekend in a motel in Lansing, Michigan: Jon, an aspiring filmmaker, Vince, his best friend from high school, who is a volunteer fireman and drug dealer, and Amy, Vince’s former girlfriend.

The production has received critical acclaim from the New Yorker Magazine, the New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

“Tape” is being staged through Saturday, Sept. 24, at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th St. in Manhattan.

For more information call toll free, at (866) 811-4111, or go to

Still soaring

The Jayhawks, the popular alternative-pop-folk-country band that has released several highly acclaimed recordings since coming on the scene in the mid-1980s, will be performing at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on Friday night, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will also be on the bill.

The Jayhawks tour coincides with the release of the band’s new 12-track album Mockingbird Time, which was released by Rounder Records on Sept. 20. The album has already been well received by critics.

Both the album release and tour mark the reuniting of all the original members of the Jayhawks, including founding members Mark Olson and Gary Louris. Louris also produced the record.

All of the original band members will perform at the Beacon show.

A recent Chicago Tribune review of a performance hailed that “during a soaring two-hour set, the Jayhawks put on a clinic in the art of blended melodies and balanced songwriting.”

The Beacon Theater is on Broadway, between 74-75 Aves. For more information or to buy tickets, go to

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