Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder’s 1976 recording, is the foundation of a theatrical work, hailed as “A Stevie Wonder Opera,” is opening at Ashé Cultural Arts Center for a three-weekend engagement. Conceived and directed by John Grimsley, the show opens October 4 and runs through October 19. Specific dates are October 4-5, 10-12, and 17-19, 2013. All shows are at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, or by calling the box office at (504) 569-9070. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://bit.ly/SongsInTheKeyofLife.
The music line-up for the 2nd Annual Save Shell Beach Benefit "Crescent City Connection" featuring Dr. John, October 10th at the Howlin' Wolf New Orleans:
Kristin Diable & the City
Honey Island Swamp Band
The Dana Abbott Band
plus Special Guests
Hosted by Glen David Andrews all proceeds will go to help raise awareness of the threats to the Louisiana coast and the fisherman's way of life. All donations are tax-deductible through the association with thier non-profit 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN), and benefit the United Commercial Fishermen Association.
'OZ's new New Modern Jazz Concert Series Features Local Legends at the Prime Example
Out of response to a dearth of modern jazz offerings in the local live music scene, WWOZ's Soul Sister reconnected the station (where she's done a show for nearly 2 decades) with local jazz enthusiast, promoter, and Prime Example club owner Julius Kimbrough to present and promote a newly revived concert series, allowing patrons to enjoy and "swing" to living legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting.
The Prime Example Jazz Club and WWOZ present "Thursday Night Swingin'."
Where: The Prime Example Jazz Club, 1909 North Broad St.
Admission is $15. (WWOZ members receive special discounted $10 admission with their membership card.)
For more information, call the club at 504-944-0940, contact club owner Julius Kimbrough at 504-701-9007 or email@example.com.
Thursday, October 3, 7pm & 9pm, Geoff Clapp, Jazz Drummer and Band Leader
Thursday, October 10, 7pm & 9pm, Sharon Martin, Vocalist
Thursday, October 17, 7pm & 9pm, Delfeayo Marsalis, Band Leader and Trombonist
Thursday, October 24, 7pm & 9pm, Ricky Sebastian, Band Leader and Drummer
Thursday, October 31, 7pm & 9pm, Erica Falls, Vocalist
Musaica chamber ensemble presents the first concerts of its 2013-14 season on October 7 and 10, 2013. The program in October will feature a tribute to Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday with the "Lachrymae" variations for viola and piano, and the beautiful "Lament" for two violas by Britten's mentor, Frank Bridge. Also highlighting the concert will be a performance of the Fantaisie for Harp and Violin by Camille Saint-Saëns. The Two Rhapsodies for Viola, Oboe, and Piano by Charles Martin Loeffler will round out the program. Performances will take place at Munholland Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, on Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm, and at St. Charles Presbyterian Church, 1545 State Street, on Oct. 10, 7:30 pm. More information can be found at Musaica’s website,www.musaica.org or by calling 504-304-8608.
Patrice Fisher & Arpa play at Que Pasa New Orleans Fest on October 10, 8pm at Tulane University, Dixon Hall Annex, New Orleans, LA. Musicians include: Javier Olondo-guitar, Edwin Gonzalez-bass, Carlos Valladares-percussion and Patrice Fisher-harp.