What happens when Henson puppeteers are unleashed? You get a new breed of intelligent nonsense that is “Puppet Up: Uncensored” – a live, outrageous, comedy, variety show for adults only. Enjoy an unpredictable evening when six talented, hilarious, expert puppeteers will improvise songs and sketches based on your suggestions! With a motley group of characters brought to life by the world renowned puppeteers of The Jim Henson Company, this is not your average night at the improv and it is definitely not for children. But all others are welcome to enjoy the uninhibited anarchy of live puppet performance as never seen before.
"Songs and Stories, Together Onstage" features the two esteemed artists sharing the stage for a rousing night of song swapping, duets, storytelling and stellar guitar playing. The evening promises to be a rich and inspiring musical experience as these two long-time friends and mutual admirers share music from their extensive catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs by other classic songwriters.
They came to call Don Williams "the Gentle Giant" in the decades he was a dominating country hit maker because of his unique blend of commanding presence and that laid back, easy style that has appealed to adult men and women alike--cutting across national and genre boundaries. If those personal and musical qualities stood out strongly across the 1970s. "80s and '90s, they are all the more distinctive in 2012, when so many country and pop records seem to work as check off lists of somebody's idea of how to be a man, or hard-sell attempts to indicate affection for a woman. Don Williams has never sounded like he felt the need to sell somebody something, or to prove anything.
An outspoken, determined individualist who has talent to back up the confident attitude, Cher Lloyd has that intangible quality that draws people in, as well as the rare ability to straddle the ever-shifting line between commercial and credible. The notoriously tough-to-please Simon Cowell saw it for himself when Cher was a contestant on The X Factor UK, which led to the release of her debut album Sticks & Stones. Cher was signed by Epic Records head L.A. Reid when the music executive noticed her at a sound check for The X Factor USA, beckoned her over to meet him, and told her she was a star. The next day she found out that Reid had tapped her for Epic, which released in the U.S. version of Sticks & Stones with several brand-new tracks in 2012. Now Cher has made her mark in America with the double platinum selling success of her first single "Want U Back" and the Top 10 release of her debut album, she's back with a new album this fall and a new attitude to match.
In early 2012, Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops released their studio album Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records) produced by Buddy Miller. The traditional African-American string band's album was recorded in Nashville and featured founding members Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons, along with multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and cellist Leyla McCalla, already a familiar presence at the group's live shows. With Flemons and McCalla now concentrating on solo work, the group's 2014 lineup will feature two more virtuosic players alongside Giddens and Jenkins - cellist Malcom Parson and mulit-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett -- illustrating the expansive, continually exploratory nature of the Chocolate Drops' music. Expect a new disk from this quartet in 2015.
with special guests Michael Christopher and Saddle
Friday April 25th @ 8 p.m.
Rodney Atkins knows the value of taking the long way home, of veering off the beaten path onto that road less traveled once in a while. You can hear it in his music, in the lyrics of his smash single, "Take A Back Road," a song that celebrates that feeling of getting away from the noise of everyday life, really living in the moment, and getting right with your soul. Rodney always remains true to himself and constantly strives to evolve and find unique ways of expressing himself through the music he puts out into the world. It's a philosophy he tries to employ throughout his life, and it has led him to some amazing places.
Yannis Pappas performs his unique mix of stand up comedy and combines it with his beloved characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. See what has made Yannis one of the most popular rising stars in comedy. Yannis Pappas has been featured on Comedy Central, VH1's Best Week Ever and CBS. He tours the world doing stand up comedy and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. Along with Director Jesse Scaturro, he is the co-founder of the comedy production company Ditch Films. Yannis can be seen every morning on the new ABC/Univision network Fusion where he hosts The Morning Show.
The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and they've seen tangible results of their labor. The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band's sophomore album. They've toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games (EA Sports' NASCAR 08) and films (Swing Vote) as well.
Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear.
Lisa Williams, world-renowned medium, clairvoyant, and star of the hit show, Life Among the Dead and Voices from the Other Side on Lifetime TV will share her gift of communication with those who have passed on to the 'other side.' Lisa will demonstrate her astonishing mediumship abilities by performing live readings for audience members throughout the show. Lisa will also share her knowledge of connecting with Spirit, understanding messages from our loved ones and her philosophy that "Life is a Lesson" that we all are learning. Join Lisa as she delivers messages from beyond before a live audience to help give closure and healing.
"It took life for us to get to this point Everybody was so free. From the first notes, it sounded like an explosion of sound; We went where the songs took us with a singularity of purpose. We came in to make music as grown-ups, to make music as men."
-Raul Malo, lead singer of The Mavericks
The Mavericks are back. The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down, "Here Comes The Rain," and "Dance The Night Away."
With their new album, time melts once again, and the band that defied definitions, blurred genres, and made everybody feel good is back. The "most interesting band in the world" has captured the infectious energy and robust sound from their live shows on their Valory Music release In Time. Songs like "Dance In The Moonlight," the Orbison-esque "Born To Be Blue," the horn-punctuated retro noir "Back In Your Arms Again," and the Tejano-esque "All Over Again" show that The Mavericks have once again found the way to make genre-defying soul music.
Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade.
it was a cold winters day on december 24 when I was borned. My mom always new I would be a singer because when I was cut out of her stomach i cried. I was homeschooled my whole life and won a lot of tonys for my musicals in my backyard. In 2008 I decided the world should no how famous I am so I put my videos online. Now I tour all over the world performing for my mirfandas. I have millions of views online and have performed in Australia, London, Ireland, Canada, New York City, Hollywood, and of course Pennsilvania. I love my mirfandas!
The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, not-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Hosted by "Ed Sullivan" this incredible multimedia stage production includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences all over the world, including Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Canada. If you want to see the BEST Beatles show in the world, you won't want to miss The Fab Four.
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy's dreamy and sweetly intimate version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She's garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Gutherie, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.