Dukes of Dixieland ~ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz

Featuring the Mardi Gras Music found in New Orleans during Carnival Time!
Carnival Time
All On A Mardi Gras Day (Big Bass Drum)
Go To The Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Mambo (Iko Iko)
Bourbon Street Parade
While We Danced At The Mardi Gras
Big Chief
Second Line
Sick and Tired
Hey Pocky Way
New Suit
Saints (Street Beat)
When the saints go marching in, they’ll be doing it to the high-steppin’ sounds of New Orleans’ Own Dukes of Dixieland. With trombones, trumpets and clarinets raised high, the Dukes proudly carry on one of New Orleans’ most valued traditions. If you want to get technical about it, Dixieland is an amalgam of brass band marches, French Quadrilles, ragtime and blues, played in a polyphonic format. For the rest of us, that means a spirited, joyful variation on jazz known to early musicians as small-band swing. 
 
The DUKES of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel, and country with authentic New Orleans sounds. More than 38 years of tradition stand behind today’s DUKES as they step forward with a sound that is durable and flexible, as jazz is meant to be. The DUKES of Dixieland: strong tradition, new ground, and great sounds.
 
The DUKES have worn their New Orleans jazz heritage proudly as globe-trotting jazz ambassadors from the heart of the Big Easy. They are the oldest continuing Dixieland jazz band and have sold out venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian, to name but a few. Bright and brassy or smooth and dark as cane syrup, the DUKES bring a time-honored authenticity to all of the hits of Dixie’s yesteryear.
 

Talk to Me ~ Art Cinema

Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
English / R /  1 hr. 58 min.
 

Don Cheadle stars as outspoken ex-convict and iconic radio personality Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene in a powerful biopic detailing the life and career of a media figure whose voice instilled the black community with hope during the turbulent 1960s. After talking his way onto the Washington, D.C. airwaves in the era of free love, a man emboldened by the inspirational soul music and rapidly expanding social consciousness that defined the decade openly courts controversy as his put-upon producer. 
“The movie also presents ’60s turbulence from a black point of view, which is not only bracing but also feels closer to the point of it all.” – Kyle Smith, New York Post

“As an intimate portrait of the complex, fruitful and extremely volatile friendship between trailblazing African American men whose daring came to redefine an industry, it’s fresh and revelatory.” – Carina Chocano,  Los Angeles Times

New Orleans’ Own Dukes of Dixieland

Featuring the Mardi Gras Music found in New Orleans during Carnival Time!
Carnival Time
All On A Mardi Gras Day (Big Bass Drum)
Go To The Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Mambo (Iko Iko)
Bourbon Street Parade
While We Danced At The Mardi Gras
Big Chief
Second Line
Sick and Tired
Hey Pocky Way
New Suit
Saints (Street Beat)
When the saints go marching in, they’ll be doing it to the high-steppin’ sounds of New Orleans’ Own Dukes of Dixieland. With trombones, trumpets and clarinets raised high, the Dukes proudly carry on one of New Orleans’ most valued traditions. If you want to get technical about it, Dixieland is an amalgam of brass band marches, French Quadrilles, ragtime and blues, played in a polyphonic format. For the rest of us, that means a spirited, joyful variation on jazz known to early musicians as small-band swing. 
 
The DUKES of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel, and country with authentic New Orleans sounds. More than 38 years of tradition stand behind today’s DUKES as they step forward with a sound that is durable and flexible, as jazz is meant to be. The DUKES of Dixieland: strong tradition, new ground, and great sounds.
 
The DUKES have worn their New Orleans jazz heritage proudly as globe-trotting jazz ambassadors from the heart of the Big Easy. They are the oldest continuing Dixieland jazz band and have sold out venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian, to name but a few. Bright and brassy or smooth and dark as cane syrup, the DUKES bring a time-honored authenticity to all of the hits of Dixie’s yesteryear.
 

Sicilian Tenors “Amore”

If The Rat Pack and The Three Tenors were combined, it would be The Sicilian Tenors. Performing some of the world’s best music, tenors Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio, and Sam Vitale lend their classically trained voices to operatic and Italian favorites, including “O Sole Mio,” “Time to Say Goodbye,” and “That’s Amore.” An intimate journey from Hollywood to Italy, a Sicilian Tenors performance incorporates all of the tenor classics, delivered with perfect harmony.
 
Sicilian Tenor, Aaron Caruso, developed his interest in singing early, studying opera in Italy and New York. The warm-voiced tenor has performed some of the world’s most famous operas, including La Boheme and Mozart’s Bastien. He got his big break on Broadway, singing the role of Mario Lanza in Lanza! A Musical Tribute. Also a classically trained tenor, Elio Scaccio, has recently begun a promising solo career, releasing his pop-classical debut CD in 2010 entitled Lettere D’Amore. Scaccio’s album features original compositions and opera classics. Sam Vitale, the third of our Sicilian Tenors, has demonstrated his classically trained voice in roles from Carmen to Phantom of the Opera. Vitale not only sings for his country, but protects it as well, having served during Desert Storm.
 
The Sicilian Tenors are beloved in New York City, selling out Carnegie Hall and entrancing audiences with their nostalgic and soothing vocals. Performing the best of Italian opera and Italian-American classics, The Sicilian Tenors are a unique combination of New York style and classical excellence. This February, The Sicilian Tenors invite you to a night of powerful harmonies, drawing from Hollywood, Broadway, and Sicilian music for an unforgettable experience.

Poco

From the brilliant minds of Buffalo Springfield came Poco, the pioneer band of country rock. If you like soulful vocal harmonies and catchy Rock-n-Roll hooks with a hint of southern twang, you’ll love Poco. Considered by many to have defined the country rock genre, Rusty Young and his veteran band boast over 40 years of producing top hits such as “Keep on Tryin” and “Crazy Love.” 
 
In 1968, when the supergroup Buffalo Springfield disbanded after only 2 years together, members Richie Furay and Jim Messina were faced with the task of redefining their place in the music industry. With the help of Rusty Young, George Grantham, and Randy Meisner, Poco was born with a focus on fusing the genres of country and rock in a way that had never been done before. The talented group achieved immediate success with their first album, “Pickin’ Up the Pieces”, a 1969 debut that would be considered a seminal album in the history of country rock music and the only debut album to ever receive a perfect rating from Rolling Stone magazine. Poco would prove unstoppable, producing over 24 original albums and dozens of chart-topping hits. Ten years after their founding, Poco would produce their most successful album, Legend, featuring the Top Twenty hits “Crazy Love” and “Heart of the Night” and achieving Platinum status, cementing Poco’s place as country rock superstars.
 
Today, Poco is still going strong. The legendary group now consists of original member Rusty Young as lead guitarist and singer, George Lawrence on drums, keyboardist Michael Webb, and bassist Jack Sundrud. Their latest album, “All Fired Up” was released earlier this year and continues to push boundaries and inspire fellow musicians and listeners alike. Their live performances, featuring a blend of their best hits and their newest experiments, bring audiences young and old to their feet.
 

Guys & Dolls ~ In Concert!

Starring Lyric Favorites:
Lorrianna Colozzo, Karin Leone, Nestor Torres & Sarge
Accompanied by the world renowned, Craig Turley Orchestra
Combine the pizzazz of Damon Runyon’s now-legendary characters with a dazzling score by Frank Loesser, a brilliant book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and appearances by all of your Lyric favorites ~ The result is Guys and Dolls in Concert at The Lyric. 
 
Guys and Dolls – A Musical Fable of Broadway, one of America’s greatest musicals and winner of 15 Tonys since its 1951 premiere.  One of the musicals that defined the Golden Era of Broadway, Guys and Dolls, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, made its Broadway premiere in 1950, ran for 1,200 performances, and won 15 Tony awards, including Best Musical. The show brought “Runyonland,” the world of author Damon Runyon, to life – and did for those characters what Spamalot does for Monty Python or Hairspray does for the world of John Waters. 
 
The Frank Loesser score includes some of the most popular songs of the era including “I’ll Know,” “A Bushel and Peck,” “If I Were A Bell,” “Guys and Dolls,” and “Luck Be a Lady.”  
 
Sure to be the hottest ticket in town!   

Hair

Nearly 50 years later, Hair is still relevant today. The defining rock musical, Hair swept Broadway with its revolutionary condemnation of the Vietnam War and shocked audiences with brash depictions of sexuality, drug use, and profanity. A celebration of youth and an exploration for peace, Hair, the musical, remains a critically relevant commentary on American society.
 
Debuting on Broadway in 1968, Hair follows the lives of a group of politically active hippies living a bohemian life in the hustle and bustle of New York City, struggling to avoid the draft and to find love in the meantime. A search for peace, truth, and love, Hair gave a voice to the Baby Boomers of the 1960s and 70s. Coining popular songs such as “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” and “Good Morning, Starshine,” Hair was a perfect vocal outlet for a discouraged generation searching for answers.
 
Nowadays, people are still searching and Hair, the musical, is still providing generations of young adults with an outlet for societal frustrations. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards over the past five decades, Hair finally won Best Revival of a Musical in 2009, proving the increasing relevance of an expression of rebellion and sexual liberation. Now revived all over the world in many forms and venues, Hair speaks to more than just an American population, capturing audiences with its daring statements and catchy lyrics.
 
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