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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Frankie Morales Music and Ritmo Latino-NM, presents Salsalebron y la Trompeta De Perico, celebrating more than 40 years of Latin music legends The Lebron Brothers and Luis “Perico” Ortiz featuring singers Roberto Lugo and Rafael De Jesus, on Sat., Jan. 23, at 8 pm. The Lebron Brothers will sing their hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, including “Salsa Y Control,” “Regresa A Mi” and “Tu Llegaste A Mi Vida.” Lugo and De Jesus will sing such hits as “De Patita,” “El Bohemio,” “Alabao” and “Como Vivo Yo,” This extraordinary night will also feature FRANKIE MORALES and the MAMBO of the TIMES ORCHESTRA, performing hits from their latest CD A Toda Velocidad as well as hits Morales sang with the late Tito Puente. The concert will be hosted by Paco Navarro.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West. Tickets are: $50, $45, $40 and $35 and can be purchased by calling (718) 960-8833. Free on-site parking is available.

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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, presents its Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Mon., Jan. 18, and will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm. This year’s theme “Let Freedom Ring!” features special performances of “The Story of a Tree” at 11 am and again at 1 pm, presented by the StoryTree company. Founded by husband and wife team Malík and Vassie Welbeck-Browne, StoryTree develops original works that simultaneously help build self-esteem and explore the multicultural world perspective.

The museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, CT, near Interstate-95, Exit 3, and a short walk from the Greenwich, CT rail station. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for children under five and members. Free, on-site parking is available. For information call (203) 869-0376.

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The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts present a musical evening of Afro-jazz fusion with BxIndie musician Muhamadou Salieu Suso, a master 12-string kora player, on Thurs., Jan. 28, at 8:30 pm. The concert will take place at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium, across from Josie Robertson Plaza and the Revson Fountain on Broadway between West 62nd and 63rd streets. All are invited. Admission is free.

This concert is presented in salute to BCA’s 20th anniversary of its prestigious BRIO award (Bronx Recognizes Its Own).

This event is a part of BXIndie programming sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts. BXIndie events are designed to encourage artists and arts collectives to explore new performance sites, to break new ground in various disciplines and to get closer to their audience, thus increasing community participation and fostering an environment for the arts to thrive. BXIndie is a NYC Cultural Innovation Fund project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

For more information call (718) 931-9500.

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The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in High Definition series will continue with a new production of Bizet’s Carmen, starring Elīna Garanča as Carmen and Roberto Alagna as Don José. The show will be broadcast live in Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre on Sat., Jan. 16, at 1 pm. This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Tickets may be reserved by calling (718)960-8025.

Lehman is located at Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard.

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Response to Census 2010 recruiting efforts has been overwhelming, but New York Regional Census Center (NYRCC) officials are still testing applicants for possible future employment in hard to count areas in which the questionnaire mailback response rate has traditionally been low and which may face challenges such as language barriers or cultural isolation.

Interested applicants should be advised that recruitment will be targeted, and there is a possibility that recruitment will not be conducted in their area at this time.

If an applicant has already taken and passed the Census test, but was not hired, he or she does not have to retake the test. The applicant’s information remains on file, and he or she will be eligible to be called for Census work for a few positions beginning in March, and considerably more positions in late April.

All Census taker positions are short term, temporary jobs, determined by the volume of work in each neighborhood. Hiring is based on need in a particular geographic area and test score, from the highest score down. All Census takers must be able to speak English, but people with bilingual skills are needed in communities where a large number of residents primarily speak other languages.

Apply by calling 1-866-861-2010. You will be informed as to whether the Census Bureau is currently recruiting in your area and if so, you will be directed to your local Census office to schedule a test. If the Census Bureau is not currently recruiting in your area, your name will be placed on a “will call” list for possible future opportunities.

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