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There are a couple of outstanding places for music and other live events. The Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville (tel. 516/299-3100), part of the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, boasts a 2,242-seat hall and more than 70 events each season (Sept-June) in music, dance, and theater. Everyone from the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater to James Taylor has performed there. The Capital One Bank Theater, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury (tel. 516/334-0800), hosts musicians that generally appeal to an older crowd, such as Tom Jones and Frankie Valli. Catch big-name concerts (such as Justin Timberlake) and family shows like Sesame Street Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpk., Uniondale (tel. 516/794-9300). One bar worth noting: Chesterfields, 330 New York Ave., Huntington (tel. 631/425-1457), which also serves up live music.

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