This week is a big one for Sonny Rollins fans. He returns to the Beacon Theatre for his annual NYC concert on Friday, September 10, in celebration of his 80th birthday. Rollins will also be appearing at an in-store with longtime JazzTimes contributors John Abbott and Bob Blumenthal, who have published a book, Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins, that is excerpted in the October issue of JT. Abbott, Blumenthal and Rollins will be at the Barnes & Noble in Tribeca (97 Warren Street) on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 PM. They’ll give a talk and slide show and sign books. For more information about that appearance, you can call the store at 212-587-5389.