Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Joseph Hall's Elvis Rock & Remember Tribute To Rock the Nampa Civic Center

NAMPA — Elvis is in the building. Joseph Hall is thrilled to be bringing his Elvis Rock N Remember tribute show to the Nampa Civic Center, the Idaho Press Tribune Reports.

WHAT: Rock N Remember  WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday  WHERE: Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S.  ADMISSION: $26  WEBSITE: nampaciviccenter.com
This show is designed to show the roots of Elvis in a fast-paced show that will have the audience finding it hard to stay in its seats. It caters to both the young and the young at heart. He’s got the look, the voice, the charm and the moves that take us back to a time when parents were flabbergasted by the flauntingly provocative hip action.
The article goes on to say that in Hall’s Elvis Rock N Remember show, he achieves a powerful flashback experience to the moment when fans fell in love with the talented, handsome, carefree, energetic, high spirited young man that is Elvis Presley.

The show is masterfully produced with a mixture of Elvis hits — from rock n’ roll to country to gospel — as well as stage props, multiple costume changes, and a live rock band. The finale features a one of a kind heartfelt tribute to our veterans. He’s even got the teddy bears and scarves to woo the ladies. It’s a show that’s appropriate and fun for all ages to see.
There are thousands of Elvis impersonators out there. Why settle for the average when you can see Joe Hall live? Hall was a top 10 finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” He is officially recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises and was Branson’s 2014 male performer and tribute show of the year.
Rock N Remember also features music by the Rock’n Horse Medicine Show.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Sean Rogers and Chicken Dinner Road Ignite the Nampa Civic Center!

TONIGHT! Sean Rogers brings a lively show to the Nampa Civic Center. Rogers joins together with local Idaho progressive bluegrass band Chicken Dinner Road to provide an evening of ragtime, rock-a-billy and fun. With visual art and great music, this is a must see show!

Sean has won praise and acclaim nationally and internationally for his artistic mastery at the keyboard. Sean is a concert artist who is just as comfortable in classical as he is with jazz. At the age of eight, Sean accepted his first organist-post for a church and has continued playing ever since. He started playing the organ in restaurants at age 12 and accepted a job of playing cocktail piano in a lounge when he was 16 years old. 

At age 16, Sean accepted the job of musical director for the “Illustrious Onion-Skin Players” where he improvised background music throughout their dramatic productions and performed ragtime and honky-tonk music for their touring productions. 

Sean’s experience in productions has led him to direct over 80 Opera and Musical Theatre productions. Sean is currently General Music Director/ Resident Conductor of The Utah and Idaho Performing Arts Company in Draper, Utah.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Experience Alexis Cole: The Magic of Disney Love Songs at Nampa Civic Center

Award winning jazz vocalist Alexis Cole comes to the Nampa Civic Center for a Valentine’s Day appearance Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 PM. Experience sheer delight relishing in the music as Alexis and her quartet sing classic Disney Love Songs. Tickets start at $29. Purchase tickets by calling 208-468-5555 or visiting www.ictickets.com.

Alexis performs Disney fan favorites such as “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio, “So This is Love” from Cinderella, “Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty, “If I Never Knew You” from Pocahontas and more. Her enchanting voice is the perfect companion in the re-imagination of these stunning love songs. The Magic of Disney Love Songs is family-friendly, and with the contemporary jazz sound, it is also the perfect show for sweethearts to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Alexis has performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic on stage at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the Kennedy Center. She has been called “one of the great voices of today” by Jonathan Schwartz. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times says “Cole’s easy sense of swing is strongly reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan.” Winner of the 2007 Jazzmobile competition and award recipient of the Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition, Alexis is one singer to pay attention to. As the infamous jazz publication Swing Journal boasts, “We’ve been waiting for the next great singer to come along, and finally … Alexis.”

The spirit and legacy of the community throughout the generations are captured at the Nampa Civic Center through performances such as this one.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Have Family Fun with PBS Kid’s - Odd Squad Live!

Attention Odd Squad fans, there is oddness in your town and Ms. O needs YOU to help solve it. The Velma V. Morrison Center Presents PBS Kid’s - Odd Squad Live!

Team up with brand new agents Orion and Oleanna in this live, interactive adventure. With help from Ms. O back at headquarters, kids will put their STEM skills to the test and decode, decipher and unravel clues to stop villains like Father Time and Lady Terrible.

Recommended for ages 4 and up. Click here for tickets.
  • SATURDAY, FEB 4
  • 2:00 PM
  • $6.50 (ticketing fees not included)
Featuring an original script by the creators of Odd Squad and new music including songs by Soundcheck, “Odd Squad: Live!” is a funny, action-packed experience not to be missed.

Support for this production was provided by the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation and Greenbelt Magazine.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Experience the Southern soul, R&B, country and blues of Taylor Hicks at the Nampa Civic Center

Writing about music is among my favorite topics. Taylor Hicks is one of the most beloved and popular AMERICAN IDOL winners of all time. Hicks brings his unique Southern soul style mixed with a little bit of R&B, country and blues to the Nampa Civic Center Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7PM.

From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, R & B, country and blues. Sixty-four million votes were cast and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of AMERICAN IDOL, making it one of the most-watched TV events of the last decade.

 Tickets start at $44.

Purchase tickets by calling 208-468-5555 or visiting www.ictickets.com.

Unique Southern soul style mixed with a little bit of R&B, country and blues at the Nampa Civic Center. Among the best seasons of American Idol, season five contained a shocking elimination and an intense battle between two substantial contestants to the end for the win. 200 million television viewers watched that night as Taylor Hicks won ... Less than three weeks after his Idol triumph in 2006, Taylor’s debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” entered Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100 and Single Sales Charts at the No. 1 spot. People magazine then named him “Hottest Bachelor of the Year.” Hicks’ star continued to rise after he stepped off the IDOL stage.

Less than three weeks after his IDOL victory, his debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” entered at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, Pop 100, and Single Sales Charts. Coinciding with the single’s release, a cover story named him People magazine’s “Hottest Bachelor of the Year.” His self-titled album (Arista), debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and was quickly certified RIAA Platinum.

In 2007, Hicks penned a brisk-selling autobiography “Heart Full of Soul” (Random House). Hicks is the first male IDOL winner to be featured on a Grammy Award-winning album, Jimmy Fallon’s “Blow Your Pants Off,” which took home the 2013 Grammy for Best Comedy Album. On Broadway,

Hicks starred in the hit musical, GREASE as Teen Angel, and when asked to join the national tour, happily agreed. The 18-month tour connected him with fans across North America. In June 2012, Taylor Hicks began his residency at Bally's Las Vegas.

As a testament to his musical talent and showmanship, Hicks will continue to bring the roadhouse to the Las Vegas Strip with a year-long extension through 2013 at a larger venue, Paris Las Vegas, making him the first Idol winner in history to secure a long term residency in Las Vegas. Hicks has since rapidly evolved into one of the most popular acts in the city.

On August 30, 2012 Hicks performed at the closing night of the 2012 Republican National Convention, playing to a crowd of 18,500 delegates in Tampa, Florida, and a national TV audience of over 30 million viewers.

 Hicks, who hails from Birmingham, Ala., had music on his mind from childhood. As a young adult, he became a fixture around the Southeast, playing concerts and club dates with visiting stars like James Brown, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Robert Randolph, Keb’ Mo’ and Widespread Panic, among others. Hicks also released the independent albums “In Your Time” and “Under the Radar.”

Later, these albums were compiled and released by Vanguard Records as “Early Works.” Hicks has also performed with artists like Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Gladys Knight, Earth Wind and Fire and The Allman Brothers, appearing in concerts worldwide. In addition to headlining at Paris Las Vegas and other Caesars Entertainment properties all over the United States, he is currently in studio working on his first country album.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Experience BODYTRAFFIC at the Morrison Center

In collaboration with Ballet Idaho, the Morrison Center is proud to present BODYTRAFFIC.

“One of the most talked-about companies nationwide” (L.A. Times) and named as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2013, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the dance world.

Internationally recognized for performing work by many of today’s top choreographers, and for an approach uniquely reflecting the diverse landscape of its Los Angeles home base – warm, innovative and sexy BODYTRAFFIC is a family of vibrant dancers driving the company’s commitment to art and entertainment.

*****
DATE: FRIDAY, JAN 27 
TIME: 8:00 PM 
TICKET PRICES $30.00, $40.00 (ticketing fees not included) 

 BODYTRAFFIC is helping establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2013 and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, the young company is already internationally recognized for their high quality of work.

BODYTRAFFIC has performed for sold-out audiences at prestigious theaters and festivals throughout North America, including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York City Center’s Fall for Dance, Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver, Laguna Dance Festival, The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, and World Music/CRASHarts in Boston. Recent performance highlights include: The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Opening Night Gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and a collaboration with choreographer Victor Qujida, sculptor Gustavo Godoy, and composer Jasper Gahunia for a site-specific endeavor for Dance Camera West at the Music Center Plaza. In 2015, BODYTRAFFIC engagements include The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, American Dance Festival in North Carolina as well as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts.