Archive for September, 2012

Watch the Presidential Debate *FREE* on our big screen!

October 3, 2012
6:00 pm

BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND COME WATCH

THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

IN THE “COOLEST ROOM IN TOWN!”

We will show the debate live on our big screen.

Food and cocktails will be available for purchase throughout the night.

Everyone is welcome, Democrats, Republicans and Independents!

There is no charge to join us tonight, just promise us you will vote. Promise? We trust you.

Sit back, yell, laugh, clap or cry as you spend this historical night at Lannie’s.

Since this event is free, we are not taking reservations, seating is first come, first serve. Come on down early and order up your favorite cocktail.

ABOUT THE DEBATE

This presidential debate, between candidates Obama and Romney, will focus on domestic policy.  The moderator is Jim Lehrer from PBS’ NewsHour.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd

Doors open at 6pm, Debate begins at 7pm


Lannie Garrett’s Hilarious Patsy DeCline Show to Benefit the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center

November 3, 2012
8:00 pm

An evening of fun, friends and music!

The Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) provides a continuum of care for traumatized children and their families.  DCAC serves children who have been sexually abused or traumatized by witnessing homicide or extreme acts of violence.  Please join us for this fundraising event benefiting this worthy organization.

ABOUT THE SHOW – PATSY DECLINE

Lannie Garrett stars in her tongue-in-cheek spoof of all the big haired Country queens of the ’50s and ’60s.  This is NOT a Patsy Cline tribute, but a rollicking, rawhide celebration and tease of everything Country!

Lannie created the “Patsy” character as a joke during one Stock Show season, and has been performing “The Patsy DeCline Show” to sold-out crowds ever since.  The show is a spoof on everything country fans hold sacred.  Patsy DeCline (not to be confused with a gal with a name very similar to hers), is a mixture of Loretta, Kitty, Dolly, and all the other big-haired country babes we know and love.

Patsy is backed by her devoted band, The  Lazy Boy Rockers, one of the hottest pedal steel-driven bands around.  The show includes riotous comedy songs and stories and features music by legends such as Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzel, George Jones, Tammy Wynette and more.

“This reviewer has never laughed so hard at a live music performance.” – LMNOP-Web Review

THE MISSION OF THE DENVER CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER

To prevent abuse, strengthen families, restore childhood.

SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DENVER CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER

  • Prevention programs and support services for at-risk children and families
  • Ongoing affordable training for parents and professionals
  • Specialized assessment and treatment services for very young children ages 1 to 6
  • Child-friendly forensic interviews and evaluations
  • Assessment and treatment services for children ages 1 through 17
  • Services for traumatized children and their non-offending family members at no cost
  • Bilingual, bi-cultural services in English and Spanish
  • Extended treatment hours on Saturdays from 9am – 3pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE DENVER CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER PLEASE VISIT:

DCAC – Denver Children’s Advocacy Center

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Saturday, April 26th at 8pm – CANCELLED

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets:  $75

Huntington’s Disease Society Benefit – with Neil Diamond Tribute Show! FUN!

October 24, 2012
8:00 pm

The Rocky Mountain Chapter

of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America

PRESENTS

CABARET FOR A CURE!

An evening of fun, food, friends and music featuring Aaron Rose’s Neil Diamond Tribute Show.  The party starts at 6:30pm with cocktails and munchies!  We’ll have a silent auction and a live auction too.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society supports people affected by Huntington’s Disease and their families.  Please join us for this wonderful evening benefiting this worthy cause.

ABOUT THE ENTERTAINMENT

We are pleased to present this high energy, one-of-a-kind Neil Diamond Tribute Band.  Singer Aaron Rose’s “Forever in Blue Jeans” show is complete with a full piece band, that is dedicated to giving audiences the feeling that they are at a real Neil Diamond concert.  You’ll enjoy songs such as “Sweet Caroline,” “Cracklin’ Rose,” “Song Sung Blue” and many more of Neil’s greatest hits!

WHAT IS HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE?

It’s a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder for which there is, at present, no cure and only one FDA-approved treatment (Xenazine) for a symptom of Huntington’s Disease (HD).  HD slowly diminishes the affected individual’s ability to walk, talk and reason.  Eventually, the person with HD becomes totally dependent upon others for his or her care. HD profoundly affects the lives of entire families — emotionally, socially and economically.

A Brief History of How the Huntington’s Disease Society Began

Story teller, musician and American folk icon, Woody Guthrie struggled with Huntington’s Disease during his adult life. He lost the battle in 1967, he was just 55 years old.  During the more than 15 years that the disease affected him, he struggled to continue to communicate his conviction that every man, woman and child has within them the power to make a difference.

Soon after his death, his widow Marjorie vowed to do something about this silent killer. At that time, not much was known about the disease, so Marjorie set out to change that. From that first moment, when Marjorie Guthrie reached out to other HD families, a worldwide movement began that would change the lives of those living with HD and bring hope to families.

TICKET INFORMATION

Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30pm

Tickets may be purchased at www.hdsa.org/co

CLICK ON Purchase Tickets

or call the Huntington’s Disease Society at 303-837-9937

Individual tickets $125

Group ticket packages are also available.


Kinky Mink’s FREE Concert Showcase (Lounge ala 1980′s Fun!)

October 9, 2012
8:00 pm

The band is videotaping their show tonight and YOU’RE INVITED to be part of the fun!

Kinky Mink is a sly, swanky trio that has recast 1980′s metal, hair band and rock music – think Jessica Rabbit meets Motley Crue.

Don’t be fooled!  Kinky Mink is not a cover band.  The members have rearranged, recomposed, and re-envisioned each of the songs on their set list, paying homage to the originals while keeping it “kinky.”

Classics of the 1980s like, “Sharp Dressed Man,” becomes a slinky blues and harmonica number, “Sweet Child O’Mine,” becomes a haunting lullaby with echo effects, “Call Me” becomes a flamenco number complete with castanets, “Crazy for You” sees vocalist Nancy Stohlman slithering across the piano ala the Fabulous Baker Boys, and Billy Idol himself could give away the bride at the Mink’s “White Wedding” with floor-length veil and black roses.  And we can’t even tell you what they did to “Every Rose Has it’s Thorn” — you’ll just have to see it for yourself.

Together, as Kinky Mink, Nancy Stohlman, Nick Busheff, and Scott Ryplewski create a sound that feels much bigger than the three of them.  They bring class, originality, freshness, theatrics, and floor-length sparkly dresses to the 1980′s nostalgia.  So if you’re in the mood for Ozzie or Axel while drinking a martini, check out Kinky Mink and prepare to be surprised.

Band Photo provided by And Everything Else Photography

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Tuesday, October 9th at 8pm

Doors open at 7pm, arrive by 7:15pm for best seats – all seating is first come/first serve

 THIS IS A FREE CONCERT!


Minton Sparks (acclaimed Nashville recording artist, storyteller)

October 13, 2012
8:00 pm

Minton Sparks is a storyteller and performance artist all rolled into one.

At her show, you will hear laughing, hollering, and crying.  You’ll see people listening intently and getting caught up in the moments she creates.  Sparks has that effect on people.  It’s mighty hard to envision singular performances by a poet and short story author, a character actor and a songwriter being offered on a single bill.  That is, until one, Minton Sparks takes the stage.

ABOUT MINTON’S CAREER

She’s performed in the American Songbook Series at the Lincoln Center, served as teller-in-residence at the Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival, been invited to the prestigious Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, shared the stage with the likes of Rodney Crowell, John Prine and Nanci Griffith and has received some of the highest possible praise for a southern writer — being called the lovechild of Flannery O’Connor and Hank Williams.  These are no insignificant accomplishments.

WORDS AND MUSIC

She delivers words in beelines of bluesy rhythm and worries the hooks—and there are hooks—backed solely by the nimble acoustic guitar work of John Jackson, who’s perhaps best known for having played with Bob Dylan.  And she inhabits each character in full-bodied fashion;  now buck dancing, now chicken strutting, now delivering gossip with a self-righteous shrug. 

MINTON’S ALBUMS

Her albums boast the contributions of no less than Waylon Jennings and multi-instrumentalist, Darrell Scott, the next Irish siren, Maura O’Connell and bluesman Keb’ Mo’, and the third Grammy-winning acoustic producer, Gary Paczosa and players including John Jackson, blues pianist, Steve Conn, mandolin virtuoso, Chris Thile and clawhammer banjo stylist, Abigail Washburn.  All of which is to say, musicians of stature from all corners of the world dig Sparks’ unorthodox work.  You will too.

The best way to experience her hybrid of performance poetry, music and monologue artistry is live — especially in a venue as intimate as Lannie’s, where she and guitarist, John Jackson cast their spell on people likely to hear their own relatives, histories and family secrets reflected in her pieces.

CHECK OUT MINTON’S WEBSITE

Minton Sparks

Photo of John Jackson provided courtesy of KENNISON PHOTOGRAPHY

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Saturday, October 13th at 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

Please arrive to be seated no later than 7:45

TICKETS  $22


National: Soul/R&B recording artist: Markeisha Ensley 

September 2, 2012
8:00 pm

CD RELEASE PARTY – “TALK TO ME”

Listening to the sounds of singer-songwriter Markeisha Ensley is like indulging in a rich, flour-less chocolate cake while drinking a well-aged, red wine.  She combines piano-playing flair with smooth soul, her mellifluous voice soaring over unforgettable melodies. 

Originally from Colorado, she is the winner of the 2011 Abe Olman Scholarship Award for Excellence in Songwriting from the Songwriters Hall of Fame/Songwriters Guild of America, with previous recipients including John Legend. 

A cross between Alicia Keys and Anita Baker, Markeisha strikes an uplifting groove and graces the stage with a powerful, undeniable presence.

ABOUT MARKEISHA’S MUSIC

Markeisha mixes a unique blend of Motown doo-wop harmonies, pop melodies and gospel singing on her new EP, Talk to Me, a sultry selection of up-tempos and ballads on love.   Smooth and sexy, the 5 songs were written by the singer as reflection on her recent travels to France and the Caribbean.  Recorded with her band in New York at Flux Studios (Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez, Babyface), the EP is produced by up-and-coming producer, David Amber.

ABOUT MARKEISHA

This amazing young artist has won honorable mentions in the Billboard World Songwriting Contest and recognition by BMI/Songwriters Association of Washington, where she was asked to perform at the Smithsonian Museum alongside legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier (“Stop! In the Name of Love”).  She has toured throughout the country, appeared on “Showtime at the Apollo” and recently completed a residency performing in St. Barths.

 QUOTE

“Singer/songwriter Markeisha Ensley brings a rare passion to her work. Her soulful voice, arresting and compelling, soars over her beautifully crafted melodies and lyrics.  She will undoubtedly have a long future in the music industry.” – Bob Leone Projects Director Songwriters Hall of Fame

ENJOY THIS CLIP – MARKEISHA SINGING “FEVER”!

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www.Markeisha.com

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Sunday, September 2nd at 8pm

Tickets: $15

National recording artists: Dúo del Sol (violin/guitar)

September 7, 2012
8:00 pm
September 20, 2013
8:00 pm
September 27, 2014
8:00 pm

Deemed “avant sonic acrobats” by LA Weekly, Duo del Sol’s music sparkles with kinetic energy and soul.

At once compared to Radiohead while still bringing in a Gypsy element reminiscent of Django and Grappelli, this duo puts on a concert show that excites audiences and thrills fans from coast to coast.  Passionate, energetic, romantic and intelligent, violinist, Javier Orman (from Uruguay) and guitarist, Tom Farrell, (Chicago, Ill.) are artists in every sense of the word.  The creativity of their original music has been called nothing less than, “genius.”

Each musician brings their own special quality to the stage and to each composition…Antonio Banderas with a bit of El Mariachi thrown in.

On stage, this duo takes no prisoners!  They harness the raw energy of a rock band by wildly stretching their instruments beyond traditional limits.  Guitarist Tom Farrell’s musical beginnings were inspired by Black Sabbath, the Cult, Metallica, and Led Zeppelin and violinist Javier Orman is addicted to powerful, expressive music, saying that great music transports him to alternate universes.

Recently, along with too many credits to mention, Farrell recorded for the soundtrack of actor Will Ferrell’s movie, “Casa de mi Padre.”  Orman has toured with the Entropy Ensemble (a hybrid chamber/jazz group), performed throughout Latin America, and teaches children through a program he founded called “Kidzymphony.”

ENJOY THIS VIDEO CLIP TEASER OF THESE UNIQUE ARTISTS

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

“The perfect example of what you get when you put two highly skilled musicians together whose creativity borders on genius…The compositions are brilliantly written and allow Javier Orman (violinist) and Tom Farrell (guitarist) to showcase their individual musical prowess. – I Am Entertainment Magazine

“An…intoxicating swirl of classical forms…like a fine red wine.”  -Now This Sound is Brave

More information at:  Dúo del Sol

One of the photos to the left shows the duo playing to a packed house at Lannie’s in 2013.

Check out DUO del SOL’s interview with Chris Parente on Denver’s Everyday Show – click on the photo below:

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Saturday, September 27th at 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

Tickets:  $22

Bella Diva Dance Show! – Student Showcase

March 21, 2012
8:00 pm
April 18, 2012
8:00 pm
May 16, 2012
8:00 pm
June 20, 2012
8:00 pm
July 18, 2012
8:00 pm
August 15, 2012
8:00 pm
September 19, 2012
8:00 pm
October 17, 2012
8:00 pm
January 23, 2013
8:00 pm
March 20, 2013
8:00 pm
May 15, 2013
8:00 pm
June 19, 2013
8:00 pm
July 17, 2013
8:00 pm
August 21, 2013
8:00 pm
September 18, 2013
8:00 pm
October 16, 2013
8:00 pm
November 20, 2013
8:00 pm
January 22, 2014
8:00 pm
February 19, 2014
8:00 pm
April 16, 2014
8:00 pm
May 21, 2014
8:00 pm
June 18, 2014
8:00 pm
July 16, 2014
8:00 pm
August 20, 2014
8:00 pm
September 17, 2014
8:00 pm
October 15, 2014
8:00 pm
November 19, 2014
8:00 pm
January 18, 2015
7:00 pm

Bella Diva Dance is the Best Live Carnivale Show Around!

November is the Semi-Annual Student Showcase

We are so excited to invite you to this community event as we present our Bella Diva Dance students to the Lannie’s stage!  They will be dancing Samba, Belly Dance, Bollywood and more.

Not only will you be entranced by the sheer amount of shaking feathers, beads, and glitter, you won’t be able to stop tapping your feet to those Samba and Belly Dance beats!  Dripping in feathers, glitz, and glamorous over-the-top gorgeous costumes, (worth the price of admission just to SEE ‘em) these lovely dancers from the acclaimed troupe, Bella Diva Dance, will mesmerize you with scintillating and sensual dance numbers and “can’t sit still” rhythms and beats from all around the world.

As always, Naughty Pierre will be the hilarious host and master of ceremonies.  You won’t want to miss this exciting and fiery night of world dance performances.

Join us for a night of hip-shaking, sword-wielding, feather-popping ladies who know what it means to be a diva!

“Just returned home from day one of PrideFest and ‘Holy Dancing Feathers, Batman,’ just when I thought I had seen it all.  WOW!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Bella Diva Dance!!! These ladies are not to be missed.” – Brian D. Reed of Ah-Some Photography

PHOTOS COURTESY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS – Matt W. Smith and Westword Photographer, Jim Willis

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Wednesday, November 19th at 8pm

TICKETS:  $12

Doors open at 7pm – please arrive no later than 7:45 to claim your seats!

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 7pm – special show date

Naughty Pierre’s Burlesque & Comedy Show w/special guest host: National burlesque star Foxy Tann!

April 12, 2012
8:00 pm
September 13, 2012
8:00 pm

THIS WEEK’S SHOW FEATURES GUEST BURLESQUE STAR AND HOST, THE “BOSS” OF BURLESQUE, MISS FOXY TANN!

A VERY special one night only show, don’t miss it!

Naughty Pierre, your irascible and quick-witted host, has assembled a cast of adorable Burlesque dancers and Vaudeville variety acts to offer a night of excitement, laughter, and unforgettable fun!

Featuring old-fashioned burlesque from the ’20s and ’30s as well as modern twists on the classic form, this show is sexy, sassy, and fun. Every high-energy night includes comedians, torch song singers, puppet shows, belly dancers, magicians… Grab a date – it’s a perfect date night – or throw your bachelorette/bachelor parties in the classiest room in town.

Thursday, September 13th we present nationally renowned special guest star emcee, The Boss of Burlesque…
Foxy Tann!

The Fox (pictured left) has been seen emceeing and performing at everything from block parties to fundraisers to pageants to parades – including the infamous “brick toss” Loring Block Party!  In 2006, The Fox’s first foray into the genre of burlesque happened when “The Naughty Naughty Show: A Not So Nude Burlesque Revue” was commissioned by the Seville Cabaret in Minneapolis and The Wham Bam Thank You Maams were born. For six months, this weekly show upped the ante and put naughty back on its way to cult status.

All that popularity had to lead to something and it did – “Best Troupe” and “Most Vegas” at Miss Exotic World 2006.  Being the largest and most prestigious burlesque pageant on the planet, Miss Exotic World opened up doors to The Fox, performing with Margaret Cho in her burlesque review in LA, The Sensuous Woman, then traveling to London and performing to rave reviews on The West End with European burlesque sensation Immodesty Blaize, and then packing the house with Tease-O-Rama and Little Minsky’s both in San Francisco.

Lately, Foxy has concentrated on letting the world at large know that The Fox has arrived, traveling the festival circuit and performing in Denver, Chicago, Toronto, New York and Vegas, not to mention Eau Claire, Saint Paul, Madison and Milwaukee. Wherever she goes, The Fox is not forgotten!

http://foxytann.com/

You can’t miss this amazing night, it will certainly be one to remember!

Please call our box office for special VIP seating: 303.293.0075

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS

Thursday, September 13th at 8pm (18+)

Doors 7pm
Show 8pm
(please arrive prior to 7:45 to secure your seats by show time!)

$20 General Seating

$25 VIP – Not available online. Please call the box office for special VIP Bachelorette/ Bachelor/ Birthday/ Celebration tickets. VIP tickets include a tiara or fedora for each guest, and ensures that the person of honor will get onstage during the show (not available online, please call our Box Office to purchase VIP at 303-293-0075).

VIVA LAS DIVAS: Art of Illusion DRAG SHOW w/ Alexandra Winters & Harley Quinn – LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON: FREE!

February 8, 2012
8:00 pm
March 14, 2012
8:00 pm
April 11, 2012
8:00 pm
May 9, 2012
8:00 pm
June 13, 2012
8:00 pm
August 8, 2012
8:00 pm
September 12, 2012
8:00 pm

LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON:  FREE!

This is not your stale old “drag” show, but a night of ILLUSION and glamour rarely seen in Denver. The “gals” of Viva Las Divas will step up the game in a show that is glitter and glitz, comedy, camp and more.

This show is hosted by two of the most prestigious and talented female illusion artists this side of the Mississippi.  The beloved (and they’re best friends, too!), Alexandra Winters and Harley Quinn!

Whether performing like whirling dervishes, regular ole “hell on heels,” or dishing out quips and comebacks to their audiences, working a crowd is nothing new to these two pros.

Alexandra is best known in the “art of illusion” circuit for her spot on performances as the Divine Miss Midler and Harley has worked “her” magic on the gay rodeo circuit across America (albeit with more a Rodeo Drive touch).  Together they bring over 10 feet of comic timing and pageant queen sizzle to the stage.

Yes, you’ll see the classics like Cher, but also Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Drag Kings and even a national touring guest artist from time to time.

The night gives a nod and warm salute to all the incredibly talented illusion artists that have graced the stages of Las Vegas, New York and Paris.  VIVA LAS DIVAS!

There will be featured guest artists and stars who will perform variety numbers in diverse garb and drag.  Some of these guest artists include:

FELONY MISDEMEANOR (former Miss Gay El Paso) Whether it’s Beyonce, Janet Jackson or something completely unexpected, this drag superstar will keep you smiling.

“POP PRINCESS” – SASHA ANDREWS, the youngest, the rebel, brings a touch of Taylor Swift or Avril Lavigne to the show.

VENUS SEXTON really sings! Calling up Etta James and Billie Holiday or working a mean Mariah Carey.

KIERA SEXTON (former Miss Gay Colorado) is known for her glamorous nods to Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.

MR. BOOTZY EDWARD COLLYNZ, the drag KING amongst the divas, will dance his way into your heart with Usher, Rick James or Chuck Berry.  Amazing!

PHOTO CREDITS:  9th Circle Photography and Norman Dillon Photography

SHOWTIME AND TICKETS:

Wednesday, September 12th at 8pm

TICKETS:  FREE!

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