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February 2016

CALENDAR VIEW

 

The Appel Room

American Songbook: Foreigner: The Hits Unplugged

One of the most successful rock bands of all time—which has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity thanks numerous uses in theater, film, and television—plays an acoustic set, striking to the core of timeless songs like "I Want to Know What Love Is" and "Coldas Ice.” 


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American Songbook: A Coffin in Egypt: An Opera in Concert

featuring Frederica von Stade

In this “moving tour-de-force” (Chicago Tribune), written especially for Frederica von Stade by composer Ricky Ian Gordon with a libretto by Leonard Foglia based on Horton Foote’s classic play, the legendary mezzo-soprano portrays a 90-year-old widow reflecting on her life and heartbreak in tiny Egypt, Texas. 


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American Songbook: Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace has been an electrifying torchbearer of punk in the new millennium. In 2012, Grace came out publicly as a transgender woman and when the band’s fiery, guitar-driven music is unplugged, this much more personal story comes to the forefront in her beautifully crafted songs.


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American Songbook: Andy Karl & Orfeh

She has a “powerhouse voice” (New York Times). He is “a theater world heartthrob” (New York Times). And together Orfeh and Andy Karl have had an impressive run as one of Broadway’s most beloved (and acclaimed) couples. The two are thrilled for their long-awaited onstage reunion, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.


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American Songbook: Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla and Bhi Bhiman

Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops); St. Louis-born folk musician of Sri Lankan heritage, Bhi Bhiman; and New York-born, Louisiana-trained cellist and singer of Haitian heritage Leyla McCalla explore America’s long history of cultural resistance by musicians of color.


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American Songbook: La Santa Cecilia

With a 2014 Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album, this effervescent Latin fusion band is fronted by the charismatic Marisol Hernandez (a.k.a. La Marisoul), who “sings like the love child of Janis Joplin and Celia Cruz” (Los Angeles Times).


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American Songbook: Charles Busch

One of New York’s most sought-after cabaret stars, this two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and recipient of a Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award shares the giddy enchantment of his world through song and stories.


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American Songbook: Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project: Love and Soul

Jazz, soul, R&B, and gospel converge at this performance starring three towering talents come together: three-time Grammywinning jazz drummer, bandleader, and composer Terri Lyne Carrington; Songwriter Hall of Fame member and singer Valerie Simpson (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”), and Grammy nominated singer and pianist Oleta Adams.


February 2016

CALENDAR VIEW