Pure Prairie League’s name comes from a fictional 19th century temperance union featured in the 1939 movie Dodge City starring Errol Flynn.
“The way I like to compare it is to the classic Bill Cosby standup comedy style mixed with a TED conference, modern feel to it. So there’s information you can take home that’s helpful … but the vast majority of the material feels like you’re at a standup comedy show” – Peter Story, describing the show
“For me it’s a very live art form and the promise I make is that people coming to my shows will walk out having laughed harder than at just about anything else they’ve ever seen” – Sarge
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
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