Archive for March 14th, 2012

Grand Illusions: The Music of Marlene Dietrich, starring: Janice Hall

June 10, 2012
3:00 pm

Many performers have “done” Marlene Dietrich, but none has offered her songs more richly, more movingly and with lovelier singing than…petite and elegant Janice Hall.”  -  Peter Haas, Cabaret Scenes Magazine

Denver’s own Janice Hall brings her award-winning show, “Grand Illusions: The Music of Marlene Dietrich”, to town!  Winner of New York City’s prestigious cabaret Bistro Award in 2011 and winner of the 2012 MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for Best Female Vocalist, Janice’s “Grand Illusions” celebrates the life and legend of one of the most fascinating women of the twentieth century.  Marlene Dietrich’s musical repertoire included songs from the Weimar cabaret, jazz standards, folk songs, antiwar songs, French chansons, and, of course, her famous film songs.  Musical selections in the show include songs by Friedrich Hollaender, Cole Porter, Lerner & Loewe, Fats Waller, Robert Stolz, Charles Trenet, and Pete Seeger.

“Grand Illusions” was directed by Bistro and MAC award-winner Peter Napolitano.

In writing about “Grand Illusions”, critic Roy Sander observed: “Some of her interpretations achieve a status beyond merely wonderful; they are memorable, unique, standards against which other renditions should be compared.

Best known for her appearances in opera houses around the world, as well as locally, with the Central City Opera, Janice Hall is now making a name for herself in the worlds of New York cabaret and theater.

Miss Hall was recently seen off-Broadway in the play “My Confession of Sin,” by Monica Bauer, and is currently starring in her second cabaret show, called, “I’d Rather Be Doing This…”

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, June 10th at 3pm
Doors Open at 2pm
Tickets:  ONLY $20

Monster Blues/Rock Guitarist: Eddie Turner

June 10, 2012
7:30 pm

“A monster guitar player—reminds me of my friend, Jimi (Hendrix)!”  -Stephen Stills

Eddie Turner is a guitar god.  “Scorching”, “polyrhythmic” and “chilling” have all been used to describe his guitar playing.  He’s been profiled in Blues Revue, Guitar Edge, and has been reviewed in almost every guitar magazine. His CDs are NOT straight-ahead blues, but they meld rock, jazz, and Latin music into the mix.

AWARDS

  • 2011 Blues Blast Magazine nominee for Best Contemporary Blues CD for “Miracles and Demons” – Blues Blast Magazine
  • 2006 Blues Music Awards Nominee for Best New Artist – Blues Music Foundation

RAVE REVIEWS

“Eddie Turner is a guitar symphony, a sublime blend of old blues, new jazz, delta drone, PINK FLOYD and world beat stylings!” – Long Island Blues Society

“A contemporary blues shaman, full of magic, mystery and unexpected surprises.” – La Hora Del Blues

“…exceptional guitar playing, exploring the soulful, the funky and the psychedelic with razor sharp attitude.” – Ken Peace/Blues In the Northwest

“In short, this one stands alone, a unique and visionary interpretation of the blues.” – John Taylor/blog-critics.org

“A fine singer with a flexible voice and depth of spirit that spans generations of genres, but still sounds updated and current.” – Michael G. Nastos/Allmusic.com

“Turner peppers his music with equal parts rock, funk and gospel, guided by a love of Hendrixian guitar.” – Blues Review

“Turner’s otherworldly, atmospheric guitar style, colors the inventive disc, offering a modern take on a classic genre.” – Guitar Player Magazine

Here’s an awesome video clip of Eddie playing “Brush with The Blues” live at Rockpalast in Bonn, Germany

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Sunday, June 10th at 7:30pm
Doors 6:30pm
TICKETS:  $15

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