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Radio Days

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Biography

Looks back on an American family’s life during the Golden Age of Radio using both music and memories to tell the story.

Performance Date: January 8, 1996

Ragtime

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Biography

The lives of a family of upper-class WASPs, an African-American couple and some Eastern-European Jewish immigrants intersect as they try to make a success in America.

Performance Date: February 11, 2002

RAGTIME, the Musical

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Website: Ragtime on Broadway Home
Biography

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Ragtime returns in this all-new touring production directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and produced by the team that most recently brought you The Addams Family, Spamalot, Rock of Ages and The Color Purple. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York. All three are united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling naratives are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award®-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Winning Tony Awards® for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13 time Tony Award® nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life – what it could and should be!

 

Performance Date: January 26, 2016

Raul Malo Band

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Website: https://www.raulmalo.com/
Biography

Considered to be one of the finest singers in the world, Raul Malo has always crossed cultures and blurred boundaries, breaking new ground with his distinctive balance of vintage sound and contemporary attitude. Best known as the founder and frontman of the Grammy®-winning band The Mavericks, he made his mark in the country music world and then drifted into the Latin and jazz arenas via rock ‘n’ roll. Unusually charismatic and possessing a keen wit, Raul is larger than life. To hear him perform live is to be in the presence of greatness. According to Rolling Stone magazine, “Malo has a voice on par with the best of ‘em: Sinatra, George Jones and Orbison.” In addition to band leader, he has established himself as a solo artist, as a producer and television musical director, and as a member of the super-group Los Super Seven.

Performance Date: November 30, 2011

Recycled Percussion

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Website: http://www.recycledpercussionband.com/
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Straight from the Las Vegas strip and smash hit performances on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Recycled Percussion is taking the Newlin Hall stage by storm, defining a new genre of music called ‘Junk Rock’ by making catchy beats on bizarre, everyday objects.  Formed in 1995 by band leader Justin Spencer, Recycled Percussion combines extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism similar to that of STOMP and Blue Man Group. The band has played over 4,000 shows in more than 15 countries, and also done guest appearances on “Carson Daly,” “The Today Show,” and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of “USA Today” and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition. The show has been rocking audiences for over two years in Las Vegas, and will embark on its first US tour this fall. Whether they’re playing on buckets, ladders, grinders or sinks, Recycled Percussion’s boundless energy and creativity will blow you away. Audience members will be given instruments and encouraged to join in the music making fun!

Red Priest

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Website: http://redpriest.zooglelabs.com/home
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The only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones, and the Cirque du Soleil, Red Priest has been described by critics  as “visionary and heretical,” “outrageous yet compulsive,” “wholly irreverent and highly enlightened,” “completely wild and deeply imaginative,” with a “red-hot wicked sense of humor” and a “break-all-rules, rock-chamber concert approach to early music.”

Performance Date: February 19, 2009

Red Priest

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Website: redpriest.com
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Red Priest is one of the major success stories on the international early music scene today. Named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, this extraordinary English ensemble has redefined the art of Baroque music performance. Playing largely from memory, Red Priest combines the fruits of extensive research with swashbuckling virtuosity, creative re-composition, heart-on-sleeve emotion, and compelling stagecraft to create a kaleidoscopic range of moods and colors.

Performance Date: January 10, 2006

Reduced Shakespeare Company

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Website: http://www.reducedshakespeare.com/
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The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. The “Bad Boys of Abridgement” have created seven stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces – all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over.

Performance Date: November 30, 1993; January 13, 1992

Renata Scotto, soprano

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Recognized for her sense of style, musicality and as a remarkable singer-actress, Scotto is considered one of the preeminent singers of her generation, specializing in the bel canto repertoire with excursions into the verismo and Verdi repertoires.

Performance Date: January 25, 1981

Rent

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Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award winner reinvented musicals when it debuted in 1996. An inspiring story about friends and artists struggling in New York City’s East Village, Rent tackles addiction, poverty, AIDS and most of all, love.

Performance Date: October 26-7, 2001

Rich Little in The Presidents

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Comedian/impersonator Rich Little presents a unique trip through American history as he assumes the guise of the American Presidents from the last 40 years. Joined onstage by various First Ladies, Secret Service agents, pundits, and many many more famous, and not-so famous people, this is a laugh-riot that is actually very reverential towards its subject matter.

Performance Date: October 25, 2002

Riders in the Sky

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Website: http://www.ridersinthesky.com/
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For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”

Performance Dates: May 1, 2003; February 29, 1992

Rigoletto

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Opera Verdi Europa
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The Duke of Mantua is always in pursuit of his next romantic conquest. His jester Rigoletto is obsessed with protecting his innocent daughter Gilda from the corruption which has become a way of life in the Duke’s court. Rigoletto can lock his daughter away, but he cannot contain the passion stirring in her young heart. When a betrayed husband places a curse on the Duke and Rigoletto, a thirst for revenge leads to tragic results.

Performance Date: October 27, 2003

Ring of Fire

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Variety says “Ring of Fire is HOT!” And, you’ll agree as the music of the Man in Black ignites the stage in the new Broadway musical that features 38 signature songs from the legendary Johnny Cash. Stories of passion, redemption, humor, and salvation set the stage ablaze in this musical celebration of the world’s most famous rebel.

Performance Date: February 9, 2008

Robert Cray Band

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with Shamekia Copeland Website: http://robertcray.com/
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Robert Cray, a five-time Grammy® award-winner (including Best Contemporary Blues Performance) recognized for his signature end ofR&B, pop, rock, soul and traditional blues, has introduced many new fans to the blues genre. He has performed alongside blues titans Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton and B.B. King, as well as icons Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Ray Vaughn. As a writer, his songs have been sought after by many of the greats, including B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Tony Bennett. Shemekia Copeland, a New York native, has been ranked as one of the world’s top blues performers. At a young age, Shemekia is already a force with which to be reckoned. While still in her 20s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined numerous blues festivals internationally, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times in London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Majal and John Mayer.

Performance Date: September 9, 2011

Roberta Flack

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Website: http://www.robertaflack.com/
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Internationally hailed as one of the greatest songstresses of our time, GRAMMY Award winning Roberta Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through her music. Her songs bring insight into our lives, loves, culture and politics, while effortlessly traversing a broad musical landscape from pop to soul to folk to jazz.

Performance Date: February 20, 2004

Rockapella

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Website: http://www.rockapella.com/
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They’ve become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more influential one out there in this new era of network television a cappella shows like NBC’s The Sing-Off, movies like Pitch Perfect, and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool on campuses everywhere. Since the early ’90’s when they first achieved national television fame on PBS’s Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, they’ve toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans, while keeping it all fresh along the way. With buckets of catchy original pop songs, and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, this group has always been the one to watch. ”Often imitated – never duplicated” applies here. Now they’re better than ever!

Performance Date: November 11, 2003

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: The Musical

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The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

Performance Date: January 22, 1996

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Website: http://www.rpo.co.uk/
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The last orchestra nurtured by famed conductor Thomas Beecham, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is one of five world-class orchestras based in London, a city where concert life in its modern form has roots three centuries deep. In 1813, a group of professional musicians founded the Philharmonic Society to organize regular concerts of orchestral music, and a century later, this Society was granted a royal charter by King George V, making it the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS). Nevertheless, it took the independently wealthy Beecham to keep the group from collapsing during World War I.

Performance Date: October 23, 1997

Rudolf Nureyev and Friends

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No male dancer ever had more influence on the history, style and public perception of ballet than Rudolf Nureyev. He changed people’s expectations. Starting out from inauspicious beginnings in a remote town in the Urals, he ended up changing the whole face of the art. By indefatigably performing a uniquely wide repertoire night after night, month after month, year after year, all over the world, he reached a wider audience than any rival, to which must be added millions more who saw him only in films and on television (he was filmed more than any other dancer before or probably since). But more important than the size of his audience was the effect on them of his charismatic personality and the utter dedication with which he performed. His own idiosyncratic way of putting it was that “every step must be sprayed with your blood”.

Performance Date: January 26, 1987

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