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TONY BENNETT ONE OF AMERICA’S GREAT SINGERS
COMING TO THE KNIGHT CONCERT HALL
Anthony Dominick Benedetto, among the great singers of his generation, has an ease of manner and warm vocal tones that helped him soar both in jazz and pop circles. Also known professionally as Tony Bennett, he is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big bands, show tunes and jazz, who has released more than 70 albums in his singing career.
His works include the studio albums “The Beat of My Heart,” “To My Wonderful One,” “A Time For Love,” and “Life Is Beautiful.” He has also recorded several hit singles, such as “Rags to Riches,” “ I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “Here in My Heart,” “ Stranger In Paradise,” “The Autumn Waltz,” “One For My Baby,” “Young and Warm and Wonderful,” “ It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie” and “Don’t Get Around Much Any More,” to name only a few.
Along with being a singer, Bennett is also a professional painter and has his art work on permanent public display in many institutions. Bennett has won numerous awards and accolades to date. He has won 19 Grammy Awards plus a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and two Emmy Awards.
This is one show not to be missed, at the Knight Concert Hall, as part of the Arsht Center located at 1444 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, on March 21, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $180-$357 at Ticketmaster. For more information call 800-741-1010 or 786-468-2000.
THE PPTOPA SUSAN B. KATZ THEATER
IN PEMBROKE PINES NOW SHOWING
THE COMICAL PRODUCTION OF THE ADDAMS FAMILY
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, they’re the Addams Family. This fiendishly delightful, award-winning stage production of Charles Addams’ original macabre cartoons finds the charmingly creepy clan facing a new nightmare: Daughter Wednesday has fallen in love...with a normal young man from Ohio! Despite the pair’s plea for no shenanigans, a dinner party hosted by Gomez and Morticia to meet the boy’s parents soon goes devilishly awry, testing the bonds of family, love and unholy matrimony.
When a man claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams home, the family is thrilled. However Morticia begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford, Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.
Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone’s favorite ghoul, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best..and worst...in everyone involved. Bring your own family to the Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts at the Susan B. Katz Theatre, now on stage thru April 7-2019. Tickets are $17-$27 and $32 at the box office located at the River of Grass Artspark 17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines. For other information call 954-437-4884. Online visit www.pptopa.com
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA PRESENTS OPERA
“FRIDA”AT PARKER PLAYHOUSE
Frida Kahlo’s tortured life unfolds in a flowing succession of scenes, acted and sung by six women and five men in a variety of guises, masked, plain-faced, and as two-or three -dimensional puppets. The story follows the tempestuous relationship between Kahlo and Diego Rivera. "Diego’s preoccupation with art, and other women shrivel Frida’s soul, and her demands for love drain him; they need each other desperately.”
Divorce is imminent. Frida’s health deteriorates; only painting permits emotional release, translating her agonies into a series of canvases. Her fate is to live alone, engulfed by pain, but her paintings live forever, reflecting hidden dreams and inspiring courage to transcend conventional boundaries.
Frida Kahlo was an all around eccentric rebel. In honor of her fiery spirit, composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s R-rated musical opera "Frida,” stands out as an unapologetically bold and unconventional drama, even on a scene that has witnessed practically any form of experimental art. Frida sings as she has lived-against the tide from the very first note,” Rodriguez explains, and indeed, what better way to describe both, this larger-than-life woman and his opera tribute to her.
Frida never had many friends having grown up in Mexico, and was often taunted by other girls. A near-death bus accident kept her bedridden and caused her life long health problems, but so began her love for painting. As a result she became most famous for her self-portraits. Like a supernova, Frida and her painter husband Diego Rivera’s explosive marriage finally fulfilled its destined faith and came to an end. The only happiness she had left was to channel her agony into beautiful paintings. Frieda was really an exceptional woman, artist, and human being.
You may be familiar with the life story of legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo-but you’ve never seen it like this before. Scheduled at Parker Playhouse on March 28 & 30, 2019. For more information, call 800-741-1010. Visit online at fgo.org or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GERSHWIN MUSICAL "MY ONE AND ONLY"
NOW ON STAGE AT THE STAGE DOOR THEATRE
There’s nothing better than Gershwin’s tap-happy hit “My One And Only,” that is now on stage and will run through to March 2019. The show is built around a sappy love story and great music. In their typical flawless fashion, the performers will dazzle you with their talents.
The plot centers on Captain Billy Buck Chandler, a transatlantic aviator who flies around the world in pursuit of the championship swimmer Edith, whom he loves. Edith is the current star attraction of Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze’s International Aquacade. Claiming to possess certain compromising photographs , Prince Nicolai blackmails Edith into staying with Tage the Aquacade. In the end, Billy persuades her to return with him to America to get married.
Stage Door Theatre brings you back to the exciting and light-hearted roaring 20's. My One and Only tickets are $48 and $58 plus, at the theatre’s box office at 3800 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill.
Performances are evenings at 8 p.m., matinees 2 p.m. For reservations call 954-344-7765.