May 16, 2013
“Tra-la! It’s May!” (Name that show…)
It’s May at ol’ Broadway: Now & Forever and I am sitting here in the dressing room, at 15 minutes until the show, realizing that this blog is due on the 15th. Thank goodness for that reminder, on so many levels!
First of all let me start off by saying thank you to anyone who reads this! I think it’ll be fun to give you a glimpse behind the curtain and into the lives of the performers here at American Music Theatre. If you’ve already seen the show you may know me as your friendly neighborhood patron, Monsieur Thenardier in “Master of the House,” an assortment...
May 9, 2013
This past Tuesday evening, May 7, the “Mighty Elements” arrived in Lancaster County. I’m talking about the mighty elements of Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the 1970s. I can remember listening to them back in my high school and college days.
It was cool to see three of the original band members still rockin’ it out – lead singer Philip Bailey, bassist Verdine White, and percussionist Ralph Johnson.
Earth, Wind & Fire is a sophisticated, well-oiled machine that is very much in tune with what they do best, and what their audience...
April 26, 2013
Working in a live music venue that presents such a wide array of concerts is a ton of fun, especially for a music lover such as myself. Day in and day out I listen to music from the artists that are coming to AMT, tunes from our Original Shows, and the majority of my time is spent discovering new, and exciting music. For this post, I’ll focus on some more rock-based acts that have caught my ears over the past few years.
My Morning Jacket
This group is one of my favorite modern acts. If you dig classic rock, you’ll probably like this group. They dabble with R&B, metal and country with their tunes, but at their core, they’re a...
April 19, 2013
This week, the sad and frightening events that unfolded in Boston have touched us all. Below is an article that appeared in today’s Daily News that emphasizes how important music is to our lives – even in ways we don’t immediately realize.
In aftermath of Boston Marathon bombings, Neil Diamond is happy his song ‘Sweet Caroline’ is providing some comfort
Diamond’s song has become a staple of Boston Red Sox home games — and now an anthem for all of the city
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013, 2:58 PM
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES – Neil Diamond said he’s happy his “Sweet Caroline,” a staple of Boston Red Sox games,...
April 12, 2013
The internet is oh so many things. It has loads and loads of great information for people to consume. It can help needy causes, and really be a wonderful tool for the greater good. It can entertain, teach, and create all sorts of emotional responses from the viewer. It also contains lots of people performing music-related videos, sometimes it’s hilarious, sometimes it’s touching, sometime’s clever, and sometimes it’s just plain cool. So I thought I’d give a rundown of a few that I think are worth noting.
Sharp Dressed Man
This video features a cover band rocking pretty innocently to the ZZ Top standard “Sharp Dressed Man.”...