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Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, is touring this summer in support of the highly anticipated new album Turn Up The Quiet, coming out on Verve Records May 5th. Krall’s new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites Diana with Grammy® Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma.
For nearly thirty years strong, on many albums like Come On Come On, Stones in the Road, Between Here and Gone, and Ashes and Roses, Mary Chapin Carpenter has earned the trust of her audience through her willingness to look deep into herself and share joys and sorrows, good times and bad. That honesty, that quiet fearlessness, reaches a startling new level on The Things That We Are Made Of. These eleven songs communicate with the plain-spokenness of handwritten, heartfelt letters from a confiding friend; this is art without the artifice. The result is music that is likely to be as powerfully moving as any you have ever heard.
Mary will play the Victoria Theatre on Sunday, Oct 15th at 7:30pm Tickets will go on sale Fri, Jun 16th at 10am in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630, toll-free at 888-228-3630 and online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. Tickets range in price from $39.50-$59.50 plus fees.
The album is suffused with images of maps and traveling – yearning for stillness when in motion, longing for adventure when in repose. “Do we ever stop dreaming of where we belong?,” Carpenter asks in “Map of My Heart.” That’s just one of many unanswerable questions the album raises. Another song wonders “What Does It Mean To Travel,” and offers a meditation on the complex interweaving of distance and desire. Its interrogative tone is one of the album’s most alluring qualities, and why it stays with you so long even after just one hearing. Those questions invite listeners into a conversation, and implicate them in the emotions the songs display for us. The consequences of our attempts to engage those feelings linger long after the songs themselves have stopped playing. The songs and their questions are now inside us. We are like Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the great gospel blues pioneer whom Carpenter conjures in “Oh Rosetta” as she walks alone in New York, baffled by the world’s refusal of its own redemption. “If the world is offered goodness but doesn’t use it,” AND Carpenter asks, “Oh, Rosetta, what is it for?” That pained question rests on one of the modest certainties that growing older brings, as she sings in “The Middle Ages”: “love and kindness are all that matter now.”
The first song, “Something Tamed, Something Wild,” opens with the image of “a shoebox full of letters bound up neatly with some twine,” a suggestion of the elements of reflection and remembrance that are so central to the album. Such letters, no doubt, are very much among “The Things That We Are Made Of,” the title song that closes the album. In that aching ballad, Carpenter explores how our lives are comprised of all our experiences – the wonderful and the ravaging, the exalting and the terrifying. We have no choice but to accept the self all those experiences have helped shape and move with hope into the future. “I come on quiet but I’m as fierce as a lion,” Carpenter sings in “Hand On My Back,” and that strength informs all of the album’s unflinching self-examinations. The Things That We Are Made Of was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb, best known most recently for his work with Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson. “I was so happy he wanted to work with me,” Carpenter says, laughing. “Finding a producer is a little like looking for a date for the prom – will anybody want to take me? But I couldn’t have felt more embraced and welcomed.” Appropriately, Carpenter’s voice and eloquent acoustic guitar are squarely at the center of these songs, with Cobb’s electric guitar, Mike Webb’s keyboards, Chris Powell’s drums and Annie Clements’ bass filling out the spare arrangements and providing atmosphere and texture. Because of the consistency of its themes, the cool introspection of Carpenter’s voice, and the mid-to slow tempos, the album unfolds like one long, mesmerizing song. Within that rich coherence, Cobb suggested subtle touches that keep every new hearing fresh. “He’s very old school in that he likes hooks and choruses,” Carpenter says, “so he would indicate a riff or something else and say, ‘I’d like to hear that again,’ so the record doesn’t drag. And the way we sequenced it, we take you on a journey.” The Things That We Are Made Of offers listeners a significant gift – an unguarded look into the beating heart of one of the strongest singer-songwriters of our time. In an intriguing way, Carpenter occasionally sounds as if she stands in the same relationship to the album that we do, that having created it, she is still plumbing it for meaning and for sustenance. “I feel as if I’m still trying to come up with a reliable way of talking about what this album is about,” Carpenter says. “I haven’t finished thinking about it. It’s part of an ongoing conversation that I’m having with myself about my life. But if you’re not trying to connect in some way to the world, what else is there? All I can hope for is that people connect to it. That’s the most rewarding part of doing this work – believing that you’re speaking to what we all feel.
As Graceland® prepares to mark the milestone 40th anniversary of Elvis’™, it has announced the U.S. debut of “Elvis: Live in Concert,” an all-new concert production featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen accompanied by a live orchestra, coming to 12 cities this August including a stop at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH on Friday, August 4th.
This critically-acclaimed stage event, which has sold out arenas across the world since last November, is inspired by the award-winning, chart-topping album releases, “If I Can Dream” and “The Wonder of You,” which features remastered vocals of the king’s voice and new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits.
The concert tour features Elvis Presley as he has never been heard or seen before – with remastered vocals and the full, rich sound of a live orchestra, as well as performance footage rarely seen on the big screen. The production features many of Elvis’ biggest hits, as it celebrates the music, life and legacy of the greatest entertainer of all time.
Starting with its world debut in the United Kingdom last November, its recent tour throughout Europe and its current tour throughout Australia, this production has received rave reviews from the media and audiences worldwide.
“So Realistic, fans felt he was really in the building.” – Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
“…Thrilling Experience.” — John Anson, Lancashire Telegraph
“Elvis would have loved it… The whole thing just takes off and flies.” — Brian Hancill, The Spectator
ABOUT GRACELAND AND ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley’s Memphis, Graceland’s new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com
Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning at 12:00pm Noon on Friday, June 9th atwww.Ticketmaster.com, www.Rosemusiccenter.com, and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. *Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.
Owner Mike Schmidt, spent five years remodeling the building, and wrestling with city codes, but finally opened his Patterson Street Tavern in August of 2013. Mike credits his wife Bev for keeping him going when the rules and regulations of the zoning and the costs incurred to do things right became overwhelming. We were thrilled to write the story of their opening and sadly, we now share their ending. After three and half years of struggle, he announced tonight on his Facebook page that Sunday will be Riff Raff Tavern‘s last night.
You can just feel the emotion in his post:
“12 years ago before his death my Dad asked Me what i wanted to do. I dont know Dad, would like to open a Blues Bar, But man if it dont work, time, effort, money…. I just dont know…. Dad : your right you just dont know, and will never know if you dont. You afraid of failing ? You afarid of what the others might think ? The others who will say I knew it ? The way I see it If you dont then you will always wonder. If it fails then hey You took a chance and you will feel alright requardless of others. Thats what seperates Dreamers and workers from the others. and guess what , You can pick up the pieces and move on. And in the end you did more then 90% of humans who wish they would of. …..Dad, I just wanted a music venue were people could become Friends and relax in a home atmosphere…with no fear of trouble…… He is no longer here physicialy, his words just keep echoing in my head…….
What I am saying is that after a long battle with Everyone from Urban Development, zoning, Mayor, meter maid and everyone else in this city These elected officials, government workers who recieve pay checks from small buisness taxes will and will not do anything about the parking problem In front of the venues on Mick Montgromery way. With That said Riff Raff will close its Doors Sunday with Dallas Moore unplugged.”
He goes on to say that the lack of support and parking challenges were all factors in his decision to shut down. You can read the entire post here. But before they shut out the lights, they’d like to invite everyone to join them for their final weekend this Friday with Toni & Larry, Saturday SouthBound, and Sunday Outlaw Night with Dallas Moore.
Our heart goes out to Mike and his crew, being a small business owner is not easy and we’re glad he had a chance to pursue his dream. Best wishes to you all on your next chapter.
Iconic classic rock band, KANSAS brings it’s Leftoverture Tour to Dayton’s historic Victoria Theatre, Wednesday, November 1st.
With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic of classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three Sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 70s and 80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and “Dust In the Wind” has been played on the radio more than three million times!
2016 marked the release of “The Prelude Implicit,” KANSAS’s fifteenth studio album. The wide-ranging progressive rock album is released on InsideOut Music, and marks the band’s first studio album release in 16 years.
The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.
Along with constant touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio. The band has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs’ inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ and ‘South Park,’and with films ‘Old School,’ and ‘Anchorman.’
Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marion Schuster Performing Arts Center, or by calling 937-228-3630, toll-free 888-228-3630 or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. A limited number of KANSAS VIP ticket packages are available online at www.kansasband.com.
Tickets prices are $95.00, $75.00, and $49.50 (plus applicable fees).
Longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo. Simply titled LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE McVIE, the 10-song album will be released by Atlantic Records this summer, followed by a run of special U.S. concerts including a stop at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH on Tuesday, August 8th. The first single “In My World” is available now on all digital and streaming services. The album will be available June 9 on CD, LP, and all digital and streaming services.
The collaboration began three years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On With The Show” tour. The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited. According to Buckingham, “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically. The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘what took us so long?!!’”
Working their natural singer songwriter skills together came easily for the duo. Said Christine McVie, “We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”
Sessions for the album took place at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, which is where Fleetwood Mac recorded several of their classic albums, including Tusk. Buckingham and McVie were joined in the studio by fellow bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, who supplied much of the dynamic rhythmic engine.
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE McVIE
1. “Sleeping Around The Corner”
2. “Feel About You”
3. “In My World”
4. “Red Sun”
5. “Love Is Here To Stay”
6. “Too Far Gone”
7. “Lay Down For Free”
8. “Game Of Pretend”
9. “On With The Show”
10. “Carnival Begin”
Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning 11:00am on Friday, June 16th atwww.Ticketmaster.com, www.Rosemusiccenter.com, and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.