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By The Times/Ledger

Concerts

The Flushing YMCA, 42-07 Parsons Blvd., Flushing presents Violin Master Class with violinst Young-Uck Kim on Sat. Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. in the YMCA Auditorium. Admission: $5. 718-353-4553.

The New York Metropolitan Country Music Association will hold a Country and Western dance at the Glendale Memorial Building on Feb. 19 featuring the band Bandit and on Feb. 26 featuring the band Concrete Cowboys. The Glendale Memorial Building is located at 72-02 Myrtle Ave. in Queens. Doors open at 8 p.m. A free dance lesson will be given at 8:30 p.m. Open dancing begins at 9 p.m. Admission: $10. 718-763-4328.

The Guarneri String Quartet returns to the Colden Center at Queens College on Sun., March 12 at 2 p.m. Call 718-793-8080.

Queensborough Community College Department of Music will present a concert by Long Island String Quartet. Program will consist of Hoffmeister's “Quartet No. 2 in C major for solo double bass, violin, viola and cello.” Ursula Mamlok's on Sun., Feb. 27, 3 p.m. “String Quartet No. 2, “Salomone Rossi's “Sinfonia, Galiarda and Canzon” for strings; and Dvorak's “Quintet in G, op. 77” for two violins, viola, cello, and double bass. Free event. Kurzweil Recital Hall, Room H-144. 718-631-6393.

Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave., presents Downpore, a hard-rock concert for adults/teens agers 18-30 by this local band whose members come from Astoria and Ozone Park on Sat., Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. They write all their own music and lyrics and have been attracting large crowds at Greenwich Village and other downtown Manhattan clubs. They recently released their first CD of original, hard-edged sounds of heavy rock and acoustic guitar. 718-268-7934.

The Kocian String Quartet is featured in the third event of Music at Hillwood's season of concerts devoted to the musical heritage of Eastern Europe. The concert, on Sun., March 5, at 3 pm, is in the Hillwood Recital Hall at the Tilles Center. The concert's host is pianist Caroline Stoessinger, who founded the chamber music series 11 years ago and is its artistic director. Tickets: $25. 516-299-3100.

Kathleen Landis, an acclaimed pianist/singer, makes her first appearance in Tilles Center's Cabaret “Club T” on Fri., March 10, at 8 pm and 10 pm. The cabaret series is produced for Tilles Center by Jack Globenfen and is in the intimate Hilhuood Recital Hall. Tickets: $35, $25 for the 10 pm. 516-299-3100.

Trinity Irish Dance Company, the unprecedented 12-time world champion of Irish dance, appears in this area for the first time on Sat., March 11, at 8 pm. Tickets for the Trinity Irish Dancers' Tilles Center debut appearance at 8 p.m. on Sat., March 11, are $32 (seniors $29). 516- 299-3100

The popular Queens-based country-western band Savannah Sky will be appearing at Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, on Sun., March 12. Admission: $10 (children 5-12 half-price) plus one non-perishable food item. No children under 5 will be admitted, for safety reasons on the dance floor. 718-961-0030.

The Chieftains, foremost proponents of traditional Irish music, will appear at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts for a 7 p.m. performance on Sun., March 12. Tickets for The Chieftains' appearance at Tilles Center on Sun., March 12 at 7 p.m. are $40 and $32 (seniors $37, $29). 516-299-3100.

Roberta Flack, the divine diva of pop and soul, debuts at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Sat., March 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37, $34). 516-299-3100.

Merging rock, R&B, Latin and jazz rhythms, smooth jazz pioneers Spyro Gyra appears at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 24. The 8 pm concert is an event of Tilles Center's Reckson Jazz at Tilles series. Mark Morganelli is executive producer of the series, which is sponsored by Reckson Associates, one of Long Island's largest owners and operators of office and industrial properties. Tickets: $32 and $20; seniors $29, $17. 516-299-3100.

Robert Goulet's vocal talents illuminate every medium of the entertainment world. His rich baritone voice, equally adept at picking up nuances of a Broadway musical, caressing the lyric of a romantic ballad or amplifying the excitement of swinging melody, has enriched the lives of music lovers world-wide. Don't miss Robert Goulet at Westbury Music Fair on March 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37. 516-334-0800.

Husband and wife team Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna star in their new comedy “lf You Ever Leave Me…l'm Going With You,” at Westbury Music Fair on Sun., March 5, at 3 p.m. Tickets: $32.50, available at Westbury Music Fair's box office and all Ticketmaster ticket locations. 516-334-0800.

Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will once again perform at Westbury Music Fair on Sat., March 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32.50 and are available at Westbury Music Fair's box office and all Ticketmaster locations. 516-334-0800.

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College hosts an exciting jazz jam session on March 3. In the old tradition of jazz jam sessions, the college invites local musicians to bring their instruments and get on stage with its house band. The performance begins at 8 pm in the college's Little Theater at 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City. Tickets: $5, $3. 718-482-5151.

The Central Queens YM&YMHA 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills, presents an International Song Fest with Sima, on Thurs., Feb. 24. Refreshments will be served. 718-268-5011.

It's the Queens Symphony Orchestra's sixth “Family Day,” featuring clowns from the Big Apple Circus, Sun., March 26, 2 p.m., at Queens College's Colden Center, Flushing. Tickets, $20, $17.50, $15 for students and seniors, $8 for children. 718-786-8880.

Dances

Bayside Branch, 214-20 Northern Blvd., presents Chinese Dances With Silk Swords And Fans by the Chinese Folk Dance Company on Sat., Feb., 19 at 2 p.m. 718-229-1834.

Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St. presents Korean Music And Dance on Wed., Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. A festival of music and dance from Asia featuring Korean Angels Performing Art Center. 718-661-1200.

Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Ave. presents Ballroom Dancing on Wed., Feb 23, at 6:30 p.m. Learn ballroom dancing with instructor Carol Kaminski. Come alone or bring a partner. 718-268-7934.

Woodside Branch, 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside, presents Dances Of The Philippines on Sat., Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. Folklorico Filipino Dance Company will perform tribal, rustic, Spanish and Muslim dances. 718-429-4700.

Events

Hollis Branch, 202-05 Hillside Ave., presents Emergence Of Modern Jazz Be-Bop And The Moods Of The Blues, featuring vocalist Dorothy Parks and the Ray McKinley Quartet on Sat., Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. Enjoy music of Charlie Parker, the father of Be-Bop, and the innovative music of Dizzy Gillespie, who incorporated Afro-Cuban elements into modern jazz. Top it off with memorable blues made famous by the “Queen of the Blues,” Dinah Washington. 718-465-7355.

Briarwood Branch, 85-12 Main St., presents Smithline/Manion Return to Greenwich Village on

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