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Essential reading

first_img Previous Article Next Article What were the most important books for HR professionals in the last millennium? Stephen Overell spoke to a range of key figures in the industry to compile a near-definitive listIdentifying the most influential HR books of the millennium is riddled with problems. First, “personnel” in the everyday sense has only really existed for the past 75 years or so. But if you take “personnel” in its widest sense, its most human sense, you find antecedents of the discipline everywhere you look, looping back to Adam and the Fall – Virgil mentored Dante, Falstaff was brutally sacked after all those years of loyal service, Antony Trollope knew a thing or two about low office cunning, Ovid’s Metamorphoses becomes a treatise on change management, while Christ took some bold recruitment decisions with the Twelve.Then there is the problem with the terrible truth about the HR profession. It is widely felt by those who do read that many of their peers do not. Reading appears to be either a holiday phenomenon or reserved for work-related reports, which perhaps goes some way to explaining the ubiquity of jargon. In fact one candid business academic betrayed his frustration with HR people by claiming he had come across “more cultured primary schools”. Some are strangely secretive. A total of three prominent personnel directors begged that their reading preferences should not be revealed, such is the intimacy in which reading is held.Business publishing is widely held in contempt. Too much low-brow, you-can-do-it, self-improvement, too many exclamation marks. Yet many HR people seem caught between the bibliographic equivalent of a rock and a hard place: they are tired of the “Employment Law in a Morning” type books, yet claim they do not to have time to read anything but synopses; everything has to be filleted but they recognise how unsatisfactory this is.Ergo, this exercise, like all similar ones, inevitably leaves out most books that have helped shape the profession in the hope of finding one or two that have moulded it profoundly. It is obviously entirely subjective, based, as it is, on soundings and prejudices. Apologies for a million omissions in advance. The selections are not in any order of importance.Human Resource Champions: The Next Agenda for Adding Value and Delivering Results• By Dave Ulrich • Harvard Business School Press • ISBN 0 8758 4719 6This emerged as the single pure HR book that many people said was big, important and germane on both sides of the Atlantic. First published in 1977, it represents a powerful statement about HR as the key to future success transcending the most crucial business challenges of today – globalisation, technology, profitability and change. Ulrich urges a shift of the profession’s mentality from “what I do” to “what I deliver” and identifies four distinct roles that HR professionals must take on in order to make the transition: strategic partner, administrative expert, employee champion and change agent. It is widely praised as tying together all the most pertinent challenges for the profession and setting out a path. It is also one of the clearest statements of how HR is to assume the much-vaunted strategic role due to its heavy use of case studies. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire• By Edward Gibbon • Modern Library• ISBN 0 6796 0148 1This epic work of historical narrative was published in six vol- umes between 1777 and 1788 by the dapper British soldier and parliamentarian. It takes the reader from the second century AD up to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. In his day Gibbon was famous for rapping his snuff box, but his masterpiece is distinguished by its rigorous scholarship, vast perspective and beautiful cadences. The relevance for institutions and organisations is self-evident but in particular Gibbon, in his exact way, reflected at length on questions of values, purpose and especially organisation. His work has formed a devastating critique of Christianity, with his implicit contrasting of the “civilisation” of the pagans with the “barbarity” of some of the main Christian players. People interested in questions of “value” and “culture” would do as well to start here as with Plato.The Prince• By Niccolo Machiavelli • Penguin Classics• ISBN 0 1404 4107 7 This is, of course, the classic text about statecraft, the Bible of realpolitik. The fact that The Prince is a statement about what governments do, rather than what they profess to do has done Machiavelli no favours in the eyes of history – his name has been identified with Satan. As a Florentine statesman, Machiavelli admired efficiency at all costs and those who managed to sustain their power – through a variety of techniques. For example, he was keen to set out the limits of how much of a role fortune plays in human affairs and how much fortune can be opposed, or whether it is better for rulers to be feared or loved. Drawing on the lessons of the ancients who, he believed, had never been equalled in political, artistic and legislative grandeur, Machiavelli set out the rules of behaviour for power – lessons which obviously have their relevance to the workplace. Machiavelli has inspired much of the crude power psychology of later generations: the division of rulers into foxes and lions and so on. Mussolini famously kept a copy of the book by his bedside.Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance• By Michael Porter • Free Press• ISBN 0 6848 4146 0This hefty tome is often thought to be the ultimate coffee table book: to be seen, but never read. But those who have read it say it has revolutionised their understanding of competitive advantage. Porter’s main argument is that a firm can be “disaggregated” into discrete functions that represent the elemental building blocks of competitive advantage, that make up “the value chain”. It aims to provide managers with the tools to be able to isolate the underlying sources of value that will command a premium price. He also argues that value lies in the way activities relate to each other. The fact that “sustainable competitive advantage” has become a cliché shows the power of the book, but he is also revered for the ability to capture the complexity of strategy in adding to competitive advantage.The Art of War• By Sun Tzu • Oxford University Press• ISBN 0 1950 1476 6Sun Tzu was a Chinese general from about 500 BC, who cannot have known that his collection of essays on warfare would turn into such a fashionable oeuvre in business, politics and sport psychology. The book is built around the 36 Classical Strategems of Ancient China, but probably the two best known principles are that “all warfare is based on deception” and “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. No surprise then that one man who has done much to propagate Sun Tzu is Henry Kissinger. The Art of War has given Sun Tzu the dubious honour of being the most quoted Chinese personality, eclipsing Confucius, Lao Tze and Chairman Mao. Its position in this list is really deserved by the fact that many people cite a knowledge of military strategy as a useful tool in the commercial world: union reps be warned.The Age of Discontinuity• By Peter F Drucker • Heinemann• ISBN 0 1560 0061 88The Viennese sage is the management guru’s management guru. Now a very old man, he is known for inspiring the whole subject of management, and by extension, HR. Drucker has succeeded in predicting most of the management themes that have subsequently emerged, as well as the biggest economic developments of the age such as privatisation, decentralisation and the role of information technology. Summarising the vastness of his thought is impossible, but the five basic principles are setting objectives, organising, motivating and communicating, establishing measurements of performance and developing people. While The Age of Discontinuity is credited with inventing privatisation, his 1946 work, The Concept of the Corporation, also remains one of the most perceptive analyses of successful large corporations. Throughout his 25 books, he has always emphasised the effectiveness of managers, especially in making good use of their human resources, which he has long regarded as the key to productive and profitable organisations.Alice in Wonderland• By Lewis Carroll • North South Books• ISBN 0 7358 1166 0This might seem out of place in this august list but several people said it merited inclusion, not least because the use of the characters of children’s books in development exercises is becoming so popular. First published in 1865, generations of children have become fascinated by its weird assortment of nutty personnel and learned to grasp the quirks and ticks of individuals through how Alice conquers her obstacles. The Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the Hare, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts people dozens of workplaces across the land. It is also a book of great humanity.The Age of Unreason• By Charles Handy • Harvard Business School Press • ISBN 0 8758 4301 8HR people tend to like Handy because of his emphasis on the hu- man side of enterprise and the way he extrapolates organisational principles into wider social implications. Heavily inspired by leadership expert Warren Bennis, who he regards as his “godfather”, he has also been affected by a religious background (born in Kildare to an Irish Protestant clergyman). Like Drucker, his work has veered away from pure management into areas of social responsibility, the future of work and “when enough is enough”. Within management, The Making of Managers (1988) has been his most influential book, as it crystallised unease about the British culture of amateurism in how it develops its managers. The Age of Unreason sets out his well-known theories on the future of work – he coined “the portfolio career” – and the core-periphery model, which he calls the “Shamrock organisation”. Some readers find his work irritatingly mystical and slight.When Giants Learn to Dance• Rosabeth Moss Kanter • Simon & Schuster • ISBN 0 6716 9625 4This is part of a trilogy of books, but has particular relevance for HR. Kanter started her career through discovering that the key attribute US companies valued in their managers was “predictability”. Moss Kanter has led the way in pinpointing how traditional, bureaucratic organisations stultify individual talent and how the “post-entrepreneurial corporation” needs to release and empower talent in flatter, less hierarchical structures.This is received wisdom, now, of course, but Kanter has had a huge influence on it being so. She has also fearlessly pushed the line that management needs to be opened up to those who are normally excluded, be they women or ethnic minority workers or junior clerical staff – anyone with bright ideas. Kanter is also a big believer in decentralised authority and autonomous work groups. In this particular book she explains how big companies can be agile: “combining the power of an elephant with the agility of a dancer”.The Fifth Discipline• By Peter Senge • Doubleday Books • ISBN 0 3852 6095 4This book shows the commercial power of meditation and the resulting dull throb of inspiration. Senge claims that he was meditating one morning and he saw the possibilities inherent in the “learning organization” which used “systems thinking”. The tills have not stopped ringing and the learning organisation has snowballed into a movement in its own right. Senge uses a corporate framework built around “personal mastery”, “mental models”, “shared vision” and “team learning”. He defines the ability to respond to change as the crucial issue of the 1990s and offers a cure for what he calls “learning disabilities”. Like many fashionable management books he culls from a vast range of sources, from ancient spirituality to science to support ideas that businesses can beat the odds of failure. It could only take on in the America, you might think, but the book is revered in the UK too.DIRECTORS’ CHOICEBruce Warman, personnel director, Vauxhall Motors:Choice: The Machine that Changed the World • By James Womack, Daniel Jones and Daniel Roos, • MacmillanISBN 0 8925 6350 8“This is compulsory reading in the motor industry. It pulls together and clearly explains lean production. Western companies did a lot to improve in its wake.”Andrew Forrest, director, The Industrial Society:Choice: The Age of Unreason (as before)“I think there are many excellent business books around but in terms of influence, I have to go for Handy. He has taken HR beyond procedures and into philosophy and I think he has done much to influence its development.”Linda Holbeche, research director, Roffey Park Management Institute:Choice: Competitive Advantage (as before)“He has been immensely influential in shaping ideas about the competitive marketplace. His principles may seem at odds with collaborative ideas about work, but there is no question he has had a real impact.”Paula Cook, HR director, Bacon and Woodrow:Choice: The Fifth Discipline (as before)“This is a truly inspirational, seminal book with so much in it it would take a spell on a desert island to make the most of it.”Mike Emmott, adviser, employee relations, IPD:Choice: Human Resource Champions (as before)“He gets away from the negative anxieties about HR and sends out a very challenging message on turning strategy into action.” Essential readingOn 11 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Lotus & Spafford Spend Two Great Nights At The Vic [A Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images This weekend, Lotus played two shows at The Vic Theatre in Chicago. The electronic jam band was joined by newcomers Spafford, who have been on the up-and-up in 2016 after selling out two shows in the Windy City earlier this summer. The opening act fully complemented the post-rock, dance-driven group, who also had vocalist Gabe Otto on board for the two-night run.“I’ve really enjoyed listening to Spafford open for these shows, their improv is incredibly patient and locked in,” said Lotus’s Mike Greenfield in a Facebook post. To get a good taste of the band’s style, be sure to listen to their new live album, Live Vol 2 here.Lotus prepared a career-spanning setlist for both nights, with some of their new songs “I’ve Been A Fool,” “Eats The Light,” “Anti-Gravity,” sneaking in from their recent Eat the Light release, which features vocals for the first time in the band’s career. Saturday night’s show closed with a favorited “Crosseyed & Painless” cover of the Talking Heads before taking the stage for Chicago’s final double encore.You can see setlists from both bands below, as well as a full gallery courtesy of Tara Gracer Design & Photography:Setlist: Spafford at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL – 11/4/16Set: Electric Taco Stand, All In, People, The Postman > WeaselSetlist: Lotus at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL – 11/4/16Set One: L’immueble > Expired Slang, Plant > Sunrain, Sleep When We’re Dead, I’ve Been A Fool, Flower SermonSet Two: Blender, Lead Pipe > Greet The Mind, Pachyderm, Eats the Light, Marisol, WaxEncore: Bush Pilot, Gilded AgeSetlist: Spafford at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL – 11/5/16Set: Leave The Light On > Salamander Song, Backdoor Funk, America > Todd’s TotsSetlist: Lotus at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL – 11/5/16Set One: Bellwether, Middle Road, Travel > Massif, Neon Tubes, Anti Gravity > SpiritualizeSet Two: Cold Facts, Lucid Awakening, Kesey Seed, Move Too Fast > Intro to a Cell, Crosseyed & PainlessEncore: Umbilical Moonrise, Disappear in a Blood Red Skylast_img read more

Mendoza’s Foresight class still evolving

first_imgThe new Foresight in Business and Society course now required of all business students beginning with the Class of 2011 has taken a turn for the better since its inception last fall, students and faculty say.Mendoza College of Business Dean Carolyn Woo said the course, which encourages students to examine and evaluate major issues and trends facing society in the future, was generally not well received at first. “The fall semester feedback was not positive,” Woo said. “I would say 75 percent of students had difficulty with the  course.”Woo said starting in November, Mendoza faculty took feedback from students and began redesigning the course. One big change was the addition of more sections to reduce class sizes.“I would say more students are in favor of the class than in last semester,” Woo said. “We have made improvements and are seeing higher satisfaction.”Woo said feedback is always part of the improvement process. “Innovation seldom succeeds at the first try,” she said. “In the innovation experience, it is very important to take feedback.”Woo said Mendoza faculty tend to share her sentiment about the course’s improvement. “They feel that this semester is going a lot better than last semester,” she said. Many students shared Woo’s positive outlook on the course’s improvement as well. “The course has been changed for the better since its inception last year,” said junior Henry Shine, who took the course first semester and is now a teaching assistant. “The course is adapting to fit both students’ wishes and the demands of 21st century businesspersons in a climate where today’s decisions are influencing life in tomorrow’s world.”Junior Richard Roggeveen, who began the spring class “as a skeptic,” said although he had never heard anything positive about the course from fellow students, he was pleased with the course and the material it presented. “As the professors respond to continual student feedback and continue to change course design, I believe that the course does have a place in the business school, at the very least to educate us students on larger problems and issues in the world and how business can act to help relieve them,” he said. The course, conceived three years ago, is the brainchild of Woo and professor of accountancy Thomas Frecka. “For about 30 years I have been concerned that we don’t train our students to look ahead,” said Woo, who began teaching in the business school in 1976. The course was then piloted over the course of three semesters and was offered to self-selected classes of about 10 students. Implementation from pilot to requirement was not easy, but it was necessary, Woo said.“The types of skills acquired in the class are necessary,” she said. “We also didn’t want to create two tiers of students [within the business school] … those who have taken the course and those who clearly haven’t.”Woo said the course, which is concluded with a large-group research project comprising 40 percent of the student’s grade, aims to achieve four important goals. “It helps students understand future trends and then understand the implications of trends among social, political and economic factions,” she said. “[It also teaches students] the methodology people use for generating future trends and assess in greater depth the issues related to these trends.”The course, Woo said, is distinct to Notre Dame. “The course is very unique because it is not offered at other schools,” Woo said. “This is one of the boldest things we’ve ever done.”Woo said the business faculty will continue to take feedback and retool the course this summer.last_img read more

Watch a Critically Acclaimed Musical! From the Comfort of Your Home! Right Now!

first_imgIt’s sweeping love story has been described by critics as “enthralling,” “enchanting” and “heartwarming.” It’s directed by John Caird, the Tony-winning director of shows like Les Miserables and The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby, who also co-wrote with Paul Gordon, the Tony-nominated composer of Broadway’s Jane Eyre. And it stars married Broadway pros Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin, who’ve been seen in shows like Les Miz, Kinky Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rent and Parade.Yup, it’s Daddy Long Legs, playing off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre. But tonight and only tonight, it’s streaming LIVE right on this page. For free! The show starts at 8PM so grab some popcorn (and maybe some tissues), print out your program and kick back and fall in love with Daddy Long Legs! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 6, 2016 View Comments Daddy Long Legslast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 10 – 16

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Championship BoxingGCP & WTA present this furious fist fest of epic proportions, featuring Zab Judah, Amanda Serrano and other fighters forging forever forward on their quest for the next knockout. Judah, a five-time world champion, will face off against Hevinson Herrera in the main event. Brooklynite and world champion Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano is one of women’s boxing’s hottest stars—her May 29th bout was broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network, marking the sport’s return to network television—and this showdown is bound to be nothing short of spectacular! Pow wow! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury.$60-$150. 7 p.m. September. 10.Eternity FallenIf you turn up the volume every time “Burn to the Ground” comes on the radio, now’s your chance to see these local rockers up close and personal, live. Touring in support of their latest, self-titled EP, which dropped in August, expect heavy guitar riffs, poignant lyrics, powerful vocals, and a guaranteed great show. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10. 7 p.m. September 10.Helen Mirren in The Audience—LiveThe Academy Award-winning actress reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth II in a West End production of The Audience, which will be broadcast live worldwide. The story follows a private meeting between the queen and her 12 prime ministers until they make an agreement to break the silence. This outstanding play will take audiences back in time. In real life, Her Majesty has become the UK’s longest serving monarch. She got crowned when she was just 25. As far as we know, the queen does not have any Sex Pistols on her iPod. Mirren probably does. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $20 members, $25 public. 7 p.m. September 10.Rockin’ Fights 20Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is at it again. He’s excited to announce that Joseph Smith Jr., aka “The Irish Bomber,” will be featured in this upcoming grudge match. From Mastic, Smith started boxing at age 13 and has won multiple titles since. He turned pro in 2009 and is going to show his fans his best boxing moves. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. September 11.Songs in the AtticLong Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark leads Songs in the Attic, performing hits by Billy Joel and other covers. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $32.50. 8 p.m. September 11.Arlon BennettAn Americana/folk-pop songsmith, Arlon Bennett delivers timeless vignettes and melodies that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence, emotional honesty and style all his own. Arlon is never afraid to experiment and push his boundaries. His song “Be the Change” from his Summer’s Voice CD, garnered top national airplay on folk radio. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Rd., East Setauket. $12.50. 8 p.m. September 11.DiabolicThis local rapper spits out lyrics and rhymes with a ferocity and darkness both vivid and hypnotic, and can battle with the best—Mecca, Immortal Technique and Rhymefest among them. A member of the Long Island rap collective Dead Rabbits (Leo, eat your heart out)—along with Nightwalker, Taboo, Coal, Elz Sinatra, Buttatones and East Coast—expect a mesmerizing night of rampaging visions atop pulverizing, dangerous beats. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. $13-$15. 8 p.m. September 11.Joe DevitoFrom being featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and The Last Comic Standing, this hilarious stand-up comedian is coming to Long Island. His degree from Fairfield University for writing did not cut it for this rising star, because he belonged on stage. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. $17. 9 p.m. September 11, 12.United Ink Flight 915 Tattoo, Art and Music FestivalBrowse through 150 booths and meet 250 of the world’s best tattoo artists. Completely open to the public and to all ages, and with a wide variety of things to do for all, it’s the perfect day for the whole family, whether or not they’re thinking about inking. Our live music sponsor, All Music’s Inc., will be showcasing some of the best local bands performing on our outside stage. There will also be plenty of contests, tattooing demonstrations, temporary tattoos for the kids in the awesome kids area, art exhibits, and more! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City. $60 weekend pass, $25 adults, $12.50 kids. Times vary, September 11-13.Click Here For September 11th Memorial Services & EventsRemembrance MemorialInvocation, march, advancement of colors, U.S. National Anthem, full honors wreath laying, full honors flag fold and presentation, rifle volley, Muffled Ruffles and Taps, departure sequence, Remarks by government officials, Benediction, honors featuring the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard—come pay tribute to all who’ve served and made this country great, as well as those lost tragically in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Michael Murphy Division as well as the Marine Corp Color Guard will be participating in this intimate, moving ceremony. Crab Meadow Beach, 447 Waterside Ave., Fort Salonga. 10:30 a.m. September 12.Rascal FlattsThe most awarded country group of the decade is coming to Long Island! Rejoice! Country music fans have been singing along with “I Like the Sound of That,” the fun new single off their album, Rewind, since its release on August 31. With 15 chart-topping singles and their reputation for cutting-edge performances, Rascal Flatts is sure to entertain music fans of all stripes! Pennysaver Amphitheater, Ski Run Lane, Famingville. $49.50-$100. 5 p.m. September 12.Our TownAn opening reception will be held for this inspiring art exhibit featuring Barbara Hadden, a Sag Harbor-based artist who finds the architecture and landscapes of Eastern Long Island a continuous source of inspiration, and Michael A. Butler, a regional artist whose preferred medium is acrylic on canvas. Runs through Oct. 15. The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. 6-8 p.m. September 12.Robert KleinBroadway, television, stand-up comedy and film, Robert Klein does it all. Being nominated for two Grammy Awards and a Tony, he is always pushing himself to do more. He has appeared on the films How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days and the Back-Up Plan, he has his own HBO specials, and his Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced is now on DVD. This live performance is one you won’t want to miss. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $39-$50. 8 p.m. September 12.The Gong Show LiveThis theatrical extravaganza captures the hilarity, excitement, and deranged lunacy of the beloved television show—in a polished, fully produced theatrical recreation. Bang a gong, gang! YMCA Boulton CEnter for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $35-$40. 8 p.m. September 12.Year of the LocustOn and off intermittently until 2013, this NYC-based band is picking up traction. Now it looks like 2015 will be the Year of the Locust! “Fast, loud, and singer-friendly” sums up this decade-long synthesis of rock and metal. Opening the show are Silence No More, Logan’s Room and Ashes In The Sky. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10. $13 DOS. 9 p.m. September 12. Civil War re-enactors at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.Civil War Reenactment WeekendThe weekend’s activities encapsulate the entire Civil War in a camp environment by weaving the history of the 119th New York Infantry and its link to Long Island’s past. Presentations include a quartermaster’s tent, the officers’ quarters, an early war Sibley tent, and military drills. There will also be visiting stations illustrating the history of the war and the soldiers who shouldered a musket and fought for Old Glory. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. $10 adults, $7 kids ages 5-12, seniors and volunteer firefighters. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. September 12, 13.Montauk Seafood FestivalLobster rolls, raw seafood bar, seafood crepes, Ahi tuna sliders, sushi, ceviche, chowders, fish tacos—those are just starters! Wash it all down with local Montauk Brewing Co. beer, local wines from Duckwalk and Pindar, or imbibe a tropical twist at Lynn’s Hula Hut right on the festival site. Yes, yes, yes! We’re getting hungry just thinking about all that bounty from the sea! Montauk Marine Basin, 426 West Lake Dr., Montauk. Free. 12-5 p.m. September 12, 13. Buddy MerriamFiddle & Folk FestivalHeadlining is Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, with supporting acts including Brooks Williams. Buddy Merriam is also slated to receive the Long Island Music Hall of Fame “Long Island Sound” for “Outstanding Contributions to Long Island’s Musical Heritage.” Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., Setauket. $15 adults, $11 kids. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. September 13.Annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation ExpoThe event will include fishing, solar energy and environmental displays, as well as much more fun for families, children and water lovers of all ages. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about marine species, water recreation and boating safety. Come see displays of fire boats, police and coast guard vessels, kayaks, paddleboards and much more. Captree State Park Boat Basin, Robert Moses Causeway. Free after $8 parking fee. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. September 13.Good Old WarMost likely recognized from their performances on late-night shows Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, the two-man (originally three) Philly band is slowly connecting with a more mainstream audience. Though down a drummer, the group managed a June release of their album Broken Into Better Shape, which features their lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me.” Warming up the crowd are Pete Hill and King Neptune, formerly NGHBRS) Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $15, $18 DOS. 7 p.m. September 14.Beyond The DivideThis documentary about war, peace and the courage to find common ground is followed by a discussion with peace builder Gary Shapiro, who was an advisor for Mercy Corps in the Somali region of Ethiopia on a project to address inter-clan conflict among youth. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. September 15.Sammy HagarThe superstar rocker and bestselling author will speak about and sign his new cook book, Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking and Partying Handbook. Fans can eat, drink, and party like the Red Rocker himself, as Sammy shares his love of food, drinks, and rock-and-roll. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. September 15.Motorhead / AnthraxTouring in support of their 22nd (!!) studio album Bad Magic and celebrating their 40th anniversary as one of the most influential metal-punk-thrash bands of all time, Motorhead, aka The World’s Loudest Band, team up with thrash demigods Anthrax for a kick-ass night of rock and roll and relentless head-banging. (This is a truly magnificent thing!) Raise those $14 cups of brew high and sing loud and clear: “The Ace of Spades! The Ace of Spades!” Press music critic Zack Tirana suggests the chant: “Lemmy for president! Lemmy for president! Long live Lemmy!” Opening the show is Crobot. (We love you, Lemmy!) Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. $20-$49.50. 7 p.m. September 16.Rick SpringfieldHe won’t be paged in as Noah Drake from General Hospital or performing alongside Meryl Streep like in August’s comedy-drama Ricki and the Flash. Instead, longtime mesmerizers of the heartthrob can pleasure their ears with a performance of 1981’s “Jessie Girl.” Supporting acts include Loverboy and The Romantics. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. $59.50. 8 p.m. September 16.—Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Chelsea Russell, Desiree D’Iorio, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more