See John Hammond Live at The Lyric – February 19th, 2015!
Stuart, FL lyrictheatre.com 772-286-7827
Produced by : Zycopolis Productions WJohn Hammond Directed by : Patrick Savey Follow us on : facebook.com/zycopolis twitter.com/zycopolis youtube.com/zycopolis zycopolis.tumblr.com pinterest.com/zycopolis vimeo.com/zycopolis zycopolis.tumblr.com zycopolis.com
Gumbo is a combination of many things. Okra (known as gumbo in Africa) came from Africa. The roux came from France. The File’ (ground sassafras leaves) came from Native American.The crawdads, shrimp, oysters, crabs came from the ponds and gulf waters around Louisiana. The dish “Gumbo” contains the culture as well as the ingredients gathered by the Creole cooks living on the Bayou. The Creole people, like the dish, are a mixture of African American, Native American, French, Spanish, English, and Caribbean peoples. So this is more than a metaphor. This is life – a huge melting pot – a rainbow – a culture AND… it’s the future!” – Bill Wharton
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. “Second to none” –Dance Magazine Coming to the The Lyric, Feb 9 & 10, 2015
“Sole Sanctuary is already a marvel.” – The Financial Times, 2011
“…like bourbon, his voice only gets more seductively potent with age.” – Billboard
at The Lyric Theatre Jan 17, 2015 7:00 pm
The son of the American salsa and Latin jazz legend Tito Puente, Tito Puente, Jr. is determined to continue his father’s legacy of bringing joy to audiences worldwide through joyful and uplifting music. Never forgetting his salsa and jazz roots, Tito Puente, Jr. still maintains a sound all his own, bringing a modern Latin sound to traditional mambo and salsa. Just like his father, Tito Puente, Jr. is best experienced live, so don’t miss Tito’s intimate performance on The Lyric stage this January.
Harnessing his father’s legendary energy and style, Tito Puente, Jr. has performed in venues across the country, from symphony halls to jazz festivals. Over the past five years, Tito has played over 300 shows, impressing audiences with his vibrant and innovative Latin jazz compositions. In 2004, Tito Puente, Jr. released In My Father’s Shoes, a critically acclaimed album that was made into a BET Jazz television special of the same name. On radio and television, Tito has appeared on the NPR tribute The Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem as well as on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, playing alongside his big band. Tito Puente, Jr. has also performed in a number of symphonies across the United States, including the Dallas, San Antonio, and South Bend symphonies.
Tito Puente, Jr.’s latest release entitled Got Mambo? marks a new turning point in his music career. Featuring guest artists Bobby Cruz and Hansel & Raul, Got Mambo? is a perfect mixture of both old-school mambo and innovative salsa compositions. The album has been praised by tropical and Latin Jazz critics as a career-changing release, elevating Tito to a whole new artistic level. Tito will be performing songs from Got Mambo? and many more this January for a night of hip-shaking fun.
Anne Akiko Meyers performs the National Anthem in front of 42,000 cheering fans including her screaming nephew at Safeco Field before the Mariners-Red Sox game on August 13, 2011. www.anneakikomeyers.com
“It is totally different and is one of the reasons we are still together and are going in the same direction — even when it comes down to writing songs and arranging them we get together as a team and come up with something creative instead of having arguments. That is very different to other bands I have seen.” – Ian Clarkson
“After forty years in the music biz and thirty-nine years of married life together, these 2/5ths of the original “Fifth Dimension” are still struttin’ their stuff. They look and sound great.” – Cabaret Scenes
“The premise of our show is that if you deal with horrible things in life…by making fun of it, you’re an old jew.” – Daniel Okrent