14 – YEAR – OLD SINGER – SONGWRITER REMY REILLY TO RELEASE DEBUT EP MARCH 23

Singer-songwriter Remy Reilly is thrilled to announce the release of her self-titled debut EP with a gathering from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 23 at Modern Electric Sound Recorders. The party will feature intimate sets by three artists who’ve recorded at the studio, including Kirk Thurmond, Becky Middleton, Remy Reilly, and Medicine Man Revival. The event is all ages and interested parties can RSVP for free here on Do214. Austin Eastciders will provide cider for those 21 and up. Modern Electric Sound Recorders is located at 4141 Office Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75204.

“It was truly incredible to watch my first EP come to life,” said Reilly. “It’s even more special to share it with my fans.”

The artist’s second single “Rattlesnake” will be out on Friday, March 16 on iTunes and Spotify.

Remy Reilly is a singer and songwriter with a voice mature beyond her age and she also plays the drums and piano. Remy got her start performing all around DFW. Her love for music began early on at the age of two with singing. By the time she was just five-years-old, she started writing her own music. Inspired by artists like ZZ Ward, Norah Jones, and The Cure, this teenage powerhouse is a force to be reckoned with and a fresh new face in the Dallas music scene. A songwriter wise beyond her years, Remy’s new single tackles mature topics like bullying and self-love. “26” premiered on-air on Jan. 25 on KXT Radio’s “The Local Show” and quickly made it into rotation on the locally-syndicated NPR station. It can be currently heard on The Ticket’s local music show “The Local Ticket” and has already racked up 3,000 streams on Spotify.

The debut EP was created locally at Modern Electric Sound Recorders within a year’s time. Reilly teamed up with producers Jason Burt (Medicine Man Revival), Jordache Grant, and Charlie Wiles who helped make her vision come true.

“I’m so thankful for people like Remy in my life to keep my on my toes,” said Burt. “She has a unique songwriting style already and it’s an honor to help her vision; she’s going somewhere fast!”

Remy Reilly’s debut single “26” is now available for purchase on iTunes and streaming on Spotify.

Photo Credit: Will Von Bolton

ACCLAIMED AUSTIN ART CURATOR LANA CARLSON HOSTS ‘ART POP UP’ MARCH 15-16 DURING SXSW 2018

European curator and POP Austin International Art Show Co-Founder Lana Carlson announces “SX ART POP UP” – a very special Collectors Preview and Reception at the Penthouse of Hilton Residency located at 555 E. Fifth St., Austin, Texas 78701, on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16. This unique preview will give visiting and local fine art lovers and dealers the opportunity to experience contemporary art and design objects of highly revered artists spanning from Austin to Dallas and Las Vegas to Brighton. There will be a VIP, invite-only reception on Thursday, March 15 that will include a preview for special guests, collectors and SXSW Art Advisory Board members from 6 – 7 p.m. followed by the general reception from 7 – 11 p.m. Artists exhibited will include Brandon Mike (Austin, U.S.), Rich Levine (Brighton, U.K.), Mallory Dawn (Las Vegas, U.S.), Lea Fisher (Dallas, U.S.), and JD Miller (Dallas, U.S.). Special guest Alexey Izotov will set the atmosphere and vibe with a presentation of Burning Man style music. Cocktails will be provided by Gem & Bolt Mezcal, Treaty Oak Distilling Co. and others to be announced.

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“Cachola Bronze,” polished concrete and bronze; artist and photo credit: Brandon Mike

The following day on March 16 there will be a morning reception and a conversation with JD Miller, Founder of the Art School of “Reflectionism,” from 12 – 2 p.m. also at the Penthouse of Hilton Residency. There will be croissants and coffee sponsored by McGuire Moorman Hospitality. Donors for the event include Rob Kientz, an anonymous donor, and others soon to be announced.

Both events are invite only, but there are limited spots for visiting collectors and VIPs who wish to attend. Those who wish to attend can submit their request here no later than March 14. Attendance is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

“SXSW is one of the most important events of the year on the world stage not only for the music and interactive but now also for the arts,” said Lana Carlson, Curator. “I’m proud to be a part of the SXSW Art Advisory Board and to have an opportunity to curate a POP up show with some of the hottest emerging from Austin and Dallas, as well as internationally. Art, sculpture and design objects will be showcased in a luxurious penthouse in downtown Austin – and it will certainly be a highlight of next week.”

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A selection of works by artists presented at the event

What Would Dossey Do?

DOSSEY, the solo project of musician and artist Sarah Dossey, is a uniquely pleasing auditory experience conceived from her background in bluegrass/folk in combination with her passion for electronic music. DOSSEY gained quick traction in the indie community with the release of her well-received freshman album Diamond (2015), an indie-folk and electronic crossover. Following the success of Diamond, a three song EP, aptly named Electric, was released in 2017. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the sweet electronic songstress to get a better idea of just who DOSSEY is.

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TRACK RAMBLER (TR): What would you say has been your biggest mountain as an artist so far?
DOSSEY (D): “I’ve been performing in different facets for a long time but have never been a lead singer. That’s definitely a mountain that I’m still climbing. Figuring out how to be the person. It helps me to disassociate because I’m naturally pretty introverted.” I laughed knowingly and look at my camera. “Off-stage I’m not DOSSEY but on-stage, this is what DOSSEY does. Having the confidence to pull that off has taken a lot.”

TR: Do you have any rituals that you maintain?
D: “I try to drink a whiskey or two [we both smile in understanding]. I prefer to go into it prepared. I get myself into a room alone, take some deep breathes, visualize, and meditate a little bit. [In that moment] I’m leaving “Sarah” zone and entering “DOSSEY” zone. ‘How will DOSSEY do tonight?’ ‘What will she do?’ If I put myself in the right mindset then everything goes well.”

TR: How has the transition between genres been?
D: “It has been a huge learning curve for me. I can’t sing the same way for this project that I do for my bluegrass band. The sonic landscape is totally different. It has taken me a while to figure out why I like the music I like and what part of me has to deliver it. I had to figure out what sounds good and why. I have grown in a huge way since that realization. Now, I’m figuring out how to be the best. I’m definitely not there but I feel like I’m on my way up.”

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DOSSEY will be performing this Friday, February 8th with Palm Daze and Finlay at the famed Stubb’s Austin. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Article and photos by: Demetrius Judkins @wolfspiritofthesun

 

Pop Sensation Ashe Discusses Life on The Road and Forthcoming EP

Beach-pop ingénue Ashe erupted in 2017 with her debut single “Used To It”. The 24-year-old, Northern California native’s electronic debut has amassed nearly a million and a half Spotify streams, Charted #1 on the Spotify Global 50 and hit #1 on Hype Machine seven times. Ashe followed her hit single with “Girl Who Cried Wolf“, a grungy, guitar-driven indie pop track co-written with Freddy Kennett of Louis the Child, Imad Royal and Roget Chahayed (D.R.A.M’s “Broccoli”; Halsey’s “Bad At Love”) that debuted with the announcement that she was chosen as a VEVO dscvr: Artists to Watch 2018. She spent much of the end of 2017 supporting Whethan and Louis the Child on North American tours, and will join Lauv on the North American leg of his world tour in early 2018. Track Rambler was able to catch the pop sensation as she set out on her current tour with Lauv. Read what she had to say about her huge debut, life on the road and plans for 2018 below.

Your current North American tour starts today (1/23) in San Francisco. How crazy have the last 48 hours been for you?
Pretty damn chaotic. It’s always chaotic prepping for the road. We had our last rehearsal yesterday and Day 1 is always a little nerve-racking. But, it’s going to be good. We’re rocking and rolling this tour and diving ourselves all across the US in my old Four Runner. I’m going back to San Francisco first and that’s like home for me. I grew up in the Bay area. So, I’m really looking forward to it.

You just wrapped up a two-month tour before the holidays and now you’re heading back out on the road for a few more weeks. How do you prepare for something like that?
Honestly, the first two tours were all about learning. I just crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. I’m a little more prepared this time and hopefully I’ll take better care of myself. I got really sick during both of my previous tours. It was horrible going on stage and sounding like a frog…especially when it’s my job to sing. But, I feel like every tour you have to learn. It’s all a learning experience.

What do you enjoy most about being out on the road?
I love meeting the fans. It’s such a great feeling meeting people who have no idea who I am and they end up falling in love with me and my music…It’s like meeting a new best friend in every city. Also, every tour I’ve been on, including this one, has been with really good friends. So, instead of opening for some obscure artist that I may not be able to relate to, I’m on tour with my friends who are now like family. It makes it so much more relaxing and allows me to think more about the music rather than all of the politics and bullshit.

Your debut single “Used To It” has been a huge success. Did you ever imagine you would receive so much positive reception from your debut?
No, I didn’t really know what to expect. I feel like you just put something out, cross your fingers and hope people relate to it and love it. But, I definitely didn’t have too many expectations. It has absolutely exceeded everything I could have imagined. It’s been pretty overwhelming.

Is it strange to have a song that was written to be so personal reach so many people?
Oh, yeah! Of Course! It makes me wonder if the person I wrote it about has ever heard it. It’s definitely weird that it’s gotten that many listens. But, it’s awesome and I hope for more. I hope the next single comes out and even more people hear it. I’ve got big dreams now. Wink!

What can you tell us about your latest single “Girl Who Cried Wolf”?
It’s equally as personal as “Used To It”…but, in a very different way. It’s a little more abstract and not so much of a story. I’ve always fought with myself and my insecurities…wondering if I was really good enough to make it in this hard, crazy industry. The Girl Who Cried Wolf is basically me talking to myself. Some days, I’ll be on top of the world and exceeding people’s expectations and above societal standards. But, some of those insecurities may always be there.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far in your young and bright career?
Honestly, just going with my gut and remaining as absolutely authentic to who I am. It’s really easy to be influenced by other people, other artists, publishers, labels, anybody really and I think the best thing I’ve learned so far is to trust my instincts and allow myself to grow.

Are you currently working on a full-length follow up to “Used To It” and “Girl Who Cried Wolf”?
Absolutely! I’m working on my first EP. I don’t have a release date just yet. But, it’s coming out this year and I’m so excited. It’s pretty much already written. Now, we’re just prepping and fine-tuning it…and doing the back work behind it. A single is just one facet or one angle of an artist. But, I feel like the EP is a 360-view of my music and provides a better picture of who I am as an artist.

Check out the video for Ashe’s latest single “Girl Who Cried Wolf” below and catch her in support of Lauv at The Parish on Jan. 30th. Tickets can be found here.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Dates with Lauv = ^
1/30/18 Austin, TX @ Parish^
1/31/18 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Cambridge Room^
2/01/18 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Bronze Peacock^
2/03/18 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West^
2/06/18 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^
2/08/18 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza^
2/09/18 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^
2/10/18 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry^
2/12/18 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase^

Feature Photo Credit: Dana Trippe

#WomenCrush This Month With A Kick-Off Event On The 25th

Bringing a little more love to the streets of Austin, #WomenCrush has landed and has plans to revolutionize the music industry. A campaign designed to bring women together and re-ignite the love within the industry, this is a plan to unshackle women in a male-dominated industry.

Officially a ‘non-profit’, Austin’s very own kick-off event is approaching on the 25th of this month. Hosted at One-2-One bar, the movement will feature the likes of Lucy Bergin, Chakra, and The Honey Trap and it is more than a gig; it’s empowerment.

Adara Ostdiek is the Chapter Leader for #WomenCrush in Austin, and takes pride in what the growing campaign stands for – her own project, Sedona Skies, is amongst the line up next Thursday too.

“When I first moved to Austin back in 2016 I was desperately looking for a music community to be a part of,” she said, “when you’re a part of #WomenCrush, not only are you part of a community here in Austin, you’re also part of a large community that spans internationally.”

A campaign first launched in January of 2017 in Portland Oregon, it owes its conception to Ashley Kervabon. A keen eye and an unfortunately not-so-subtle reality revealed a subsidence in the familial strength amongst women in the music industry, and she soon realized this was industry-wide and not confined to her state.

“Ashley reached out to friends in her hometown of NYC to start her expansion there,” Adara explains, “After New York, Nashville quickly followed, then came Vancouver, BC.

“Before long, she was receiving emails every day from artists all over the USA and Canada asking how they could perform at a showcase and be a part of #WomenCrush.”

Come Fall of 2017, the campaign had already reached 13 cities across the United States and had plans to continue in the new year – making a home in the likes of Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago and more.

“I was very excited to get the opportunity to handpick the ladies for our first showcase,” Adara gushed, “I feel very fortunate that I’m surrounded by so much female talent here in Austin. All of these artists are relatively new to the scene and I think they all have amazing songs and voices that deserve to be showcased!”

Combining the voices of some of the under-represented new acts, the campaign also runs workshops to teach important life skills; emancipating women from the chained limitations the music industry can impose. Taught by female industry professionals, they strive to push for the success of the participants.

“People will try and tell you that in order to be successful as a woman you need act and perform a certain way to attract listeners.

“I hope young girls see our artists performing and supporting each other and understand that you will become successful in the industry by working hard and authentically expressing yourself through your music.

“#WomenCrush Music strives to showcase local talent, providing educational resources and building a global community we will elevate female artists around the world.”

Check out how you can get involved {here}, and find tickets for the kick-off event {here}.

 

Dirty Fences and the Lunacy of Goodbye Love

With denim and leather being the only materials to reach the inside of their wardrobe, lengths of dark hair tousled aside their faces, and their wavy aura that screams ‘we’re probably cooler than you’, you’d seemingly mistake Dirty Fences as a rock band stepped straight out of the 80’s. However, despite their time-traveled funk, the NYC-based ensemble are far from old news. Dirty Fences latest album Goodbye Love is a powerfully unique take on the pop-punk sound, as vocalist and guitarist, Jack Daves of the band touches upon. The songs on this album offer a hectic animation through the instrumentals that cloud over the murky undertone of the bewitching vocals.

An insane example of just how punchy the album is, is the whirlwind of a track, and first music video release from the album, ‘Teen Angel’. Blink and you’ll miss it, with a high-energy bubblegum beat and lucid lyrics, the track has pop-punk squirted all over it. It feels like it’s straight out of an American Pie movie. It’s completely contagious. The track’s ludicrous twang couldn’t fit the ‘Teen Angel’ music video more perfectly if it tried. Set at the most ridiculous birthday party in history, with ample amounts of oddities, think Project X, but set on a completely different planet. If there was any track that could prove Dirty Fences individuality in the music scene right now, it’s this.

Another incredible addition to the album is ‘Message From Anyone’. With a boisterous lead guitar that opens and closes the track, which Jack describes as “some nasty little Ronnie Wood type riff”. At times the song seems to embrace a subtle country western sound, especially during those guitar riffs, yet somewhat disguised with the heaps of rock and roll vibes, pushed through the smashing cymbals and rolling drums allowed to take a front seat here. With the song all wrapped together with some infectiously energetic lyrics, it’s completely crazy. There are no doubts as to why this is a hot favorite with the band, and their favorite to perform on tour, as Jack reveals.

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Beyond the fun and games however, Jack describes the true meaning between the song and album title ‘Goodbye Love’, fastening links between the Everly Brothers classic ‘Bye Bye Love’ and his own personal experiences. Jack reveals how the touring lifestyle can be addictive, and how this can ultimately tear him away from his loved ones. He continues,

“The song is about embracing the fact that though this lifestyle can cause that heartbreak, it also offers the escape from it too. The album title “Goodbye Love” is not necessarily a reference to the track on the record but a reminder that there’s a lot of pain and love lost on here”

Despite the heavy tenor, and repeated lyrics “looked her dead in the eye and there’s no one home” epitomizing the tour life torment, the instrumentals completely justify the escapism that Jack talks about, with bouncing beats and infinite guitars, the surface of the kooky visage blankets the rooted reality.

As Goodbye Love released in the October just passed, Jack revels at just how incredible the experience and response has been so far. Even their autumn performances in Europe, to those yet to hear their new material before, were singing along to the catchy lyrics. Jack recalls, “They were mouthing completely incorrect words but were definitely digging it.”

It’s impossible to say that the band aren’t truly dedicated to the music, with the guys playing almost 50 shows in just two months, and raring to continue the tour over the next two months across the U.S.

With Austin being an early, and eagerly anticipated, stop on the map during Dirty Fences tour, Jack promises that we’re in for a treat and a whole lot of nuttiness. Accompanied by the state’s own Trouble Boys and Cheap Fur, Jack says, “We fit right in with the lunatics at Hotel Vegas. It’s been a home to us for many years now and tour stop we always look forward to. We sure let our hair down there!”

After a jam packed year so far, the bands immense energy shows no sign of drying up anytime soon, with Jack assuring us that Dirty Fences has a hefty year ahead. The band’s 2018 is filled to the brim with more tours, (including the U.S, Canada, and Europe), oodles of festival performances, and the especially exciting hint of new singles, music videos, and a live album.

Goodbye Love is a completely crazy journey from start to finish, stretching the band, and pop-punk genre, to the furthest limits. Despite the sometimes heavier messages embedded here, the album seems to truly restore and strengthen the belief of having fun with music in every way possible, and with Dirty Fences paving the way in pop-punk right now, it’s impossible not to.

See Dirty Fences and supporting acts at Hotel Vegas on Jan. 12. For additional info and tour dates visit http://www.dirtyfencesworld.com/.

 

Written by: Beth Judge

Black Fret Nears $1 Million in Financial Support to Local Musicians; Announces 2018 Season Kick Off

Austin nonprofit Black Fret has come a long way in just four short years, with $730,000 in grant giving to the local music scene. When combined with direct payments to artists for performances and a new, secondary grant program, the total financial impact reaches over $1 million. At the recent Black Fret Ball on Dec. 9, the nonprofit awarded a total of $230,000 to grant nominees. The show featured live performances by many nominees to a completely packed and enthusiastic house at The Paramount Theatre. Major grant recipients who each received $18,000 include The Bright Light Social Hour, Carolyn Wonderland, Eric Tessmer, Jackie Venson, Leopold and his Fiction, Mobley, Sarah Sharp, The Deer, Warren Hood and the Whiskey Shivers. Minor grant recipients who each received $5,555 include Akina Adderley, Cowboy Diplomacy, Croy and the Boys, Daniel Eyes, David Ramirez, Greyhounds, Jane Ellen Bryant, Kinky Machine and Los Coast. Black Pistol Fire, who was also nominated for a grant, chose to remove themselves from consideration and asked that Black Fret allocate funds they would have received to the minor grant recipients. The Black Fret Ball was presented by DELL. Additional sponsors included Deloitte, GSD&M, Ben E. Keith, New York Life, SunPower, Zoho, Whole Foods, Personify and Burkhart Dentistry. Media sponsors for the evening included KUT/KUTX, Austin Way, CultureMap, Austin Chronicle, Austin Monthly, Tribeza and Do512.com. For more info on Black Fret, please see http://www.blackfret.org.

“We’re beyond thankful for this grant and beyond ecstatic for what Black Fret is doing for the future of Austin music and the music community at large,” said major grant winner Jack O’Brien of The Bright Light Social Hour. “Black Fret is not only a beacon of hope and help but of innovation and imagination. The Ball was a magical and unforgettable display of unity and support, and this grant will be going directly to the fulfillment of our dream of independently recording our flagship record.”

“As a musician you do a lot to organize your life around maintaining hope,” said major grant winner Mobley (aka Anthony Watkins). “When I initially heard about Black Fret, it sounded too good to be true and I refused to get my hopes up. But as I got to know the organizers and members better, it became clear that they really are all about helping musicians and I allowed myself to hope. I’m immensely grateful for the grant and especially for my hope being rewarded.”

“It’s clear that it is the people who love their city and its music that are really making the difference,” said Matt Ott, Black Fret co-founder. “Seeing our amazing artists, music industry mentors and Black Fret members come together to build this community of support, love and great music is a testament to the concept that by coming together we can support and nurture the music and musicians we love that helps make Austin such a great place to live. Every member that joins us helps us fulfill this dream and has a great time doing it, immersed in incredible music at amazing events while lending their voice by nominating their favorite Austin bands.”

“For Black Fret to have put over a million dollars into the pockets of Austin musicians in just four years is a huge accomplishment that is making a demonstrable difference not only in the lives of our city’s amazing musicians, but also the lives of our members,” said Colin Kendrick, Black Fret Founder. “We see albums and songs being created and released that never would have been if not for our Black Fret grants. And we see hundreds of Black Fret members’ lives enhanced by being plugged into the music scene in really cool and intimate ways. This act of connecting and the community that has come of it is the promise and power of Black Fret made real.”

Black Fret has also announced details for its next major event, the Black Fret 2018 Season Kickoff, taking place on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at the Mohawk located at 912 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78701. Doors are at 7 p.m. The event will feature some of Austin’s most exceptional musicians performing for Austin’s Patrons of Local Music – the Black Fret Members and their guests. To attend the event, you can join Black Fret by signing up to become a member here: http://www.blackfret.org/join.

 

Featured Image: Nicola Gell

Finding Neverland Coming to Bass Concert Hall Jan. 16-21

“FAR AND AWAY THE BEST MUSICAL OF THE YEAR!” NPR

BROADWAY.COM’S AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MUSICAL!

Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on sale now. FINDING NEVERLAND will play Bass Concert Hall January 16 – 21, 2018

Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.

The production features scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (PippinBook of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of UtopiaPippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony Award®-nominee Jonathan Deans (PippinLa Cage aux Folles), hair and make-up design by Richard Mawbey, projection design by Jon Driscoll, music supervision by Fred Lassen, musical direction by Ryan Cantwell and casting by Stewart/Whitley 

Networks Presentations is the producer of Broadway’s Finding Neverland national tour.  The touring show is solely produced and managed by Networks.

Christine Dwyer as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland Credit Jeremy Daniel IMG_3851

WHO: Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts
WHAT: FINDING NEVERLAND
WHEN: January 16 – 21, 2018
Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
WHERE: Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Drive | Austin, TX 78712
TICKETS: Start at $30.Tickets are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, texasperformingarts.org, the Bass Concert Hall ticket office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com

For more tour and casting information:
http://www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FindingNeverlandTheMusical
Twitter: @NeverlandBway
Instagram: @FNLmusical

 

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Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

 

 

Trail of Lights Cap City Music Night Dec.14

Come out to Zilker Park on Thursday, Dec. 14 for the Trail of Lights Cap City Music Night from 7-10 p.m. Austin’s Trail of Lights has been one of the city’s most prominent and attractive features since it began in 1965. However, Thursday’s Cap City Music Night will be the first time ever the Trail of Lights has hosted a night solely dedicated to Austin’s music nonprofit organizations. Participating organizations include HAAM, SIMS, Black Fret, ALL ATX and Swan Songs. The Cap City Music Night, with support from KUTX and Austin Chronicle, will feature music by Interrobang Brass Band (7 p.m.), Ephraim Owens Trio (7:45 p.m.) and Mother Falcon (9 p.m.) and a special Storytime led by Andy Langer. Cap City Music Night’s general admission is free and open to the public.

For additional information on the Trail of Lights and Cap City Music Night visit www.AustinTrailofLights.org.

The King and I at Bass Concert Hall Dec. 12-17

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations, LLC announce a national tour of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, will play Bass Concert Hall in Austin for a limited one-week engagement, December 12-17, 2017. Tickets on sale now.

THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical.  The production is currently playing an open-ended Broadway run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KING AND I has sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lights by Donald Holder (all three nominated for 2015 Tony Awards®); sound by Scott Lehrer (2015 Drama Desk Award nomination); and casting by Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA. THE KING AND I features choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

For more information, please visit http://thekinganditour.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ TheKingandIMusical  https://twitter.com/KingandIMusical.

The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy