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The mother of Billy Joel passed away this past weekend at the age of 92.
The 64-year-old Long Island native talked about public things like his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden, but he also got very intimate at times.
The Piano Man showed up Wednesday at the Deasy Elementary School for a concert called, “The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute.” Students from kindergarten through second grade performed 15 songs from various phases of Joel’s career.
This year’s Kennedy Center Honors will showcase some of the biggest names in entertainment and promises some major music moments.
Billy Joel joined Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children — and never stopped.
Shows previously scheduled for Jan. 27, Feb. 3, March 21 and April 18 — are already sold out. Tickets for the just announced concert on May 9, which is also the Long Island native’s 65th birthday, will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 7.
The performance will be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member’s first public Long Island show since he played Nassau Coliseum in 2002.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was part of a fall cleanup event in Oyster Bay, Long Island Saturday – along with Billy Joel.
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel, musician Carlos Santana and actress Shirley MacLaine are among the entertainment stars who will receive Kennedy Center Honors this year.
A moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday marked when the first plane hit the twin towers on a clear, sunny day in 2001. Then, families of the victims started reading aloud the names of those who died.
The ride started at 7 a.m., leaving from West 43rd Street and heading down to the World Trade Center site where participants held a memorial and prayer service.
Michael Pollack, of Roslyn, joined Billy Joel on stage in January when the piano man appeared at a question and answer session at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
The sold-out show was televised live, streamed online, played on the radio and shown in theaters all over the world with up to 2 billion people experiencing the history-making event live.
Legends of the world of music took the stage at Madison Square Garden for the “12-12-12″ concert Wednesday night, as many victims of Superstorm Sandy continue to suffer and require help.