In The Mood

In The Mood

The 1940s Big Band, Swing Dance Musical at 7:30PM

Mar 29, 2013 7:30PM
San Jose Civic

Step back in time and get yourself “IN THE MOOD.” It’s coming your way… the singers … the dancers… the big band music that moved our Nation’s spirit! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to see it again and again – It’s the national touring BIG BAND MUSICAL – “IN THE MOOD” – live at the San Jose Civic, Friday March 29.

Much more than a concert, IN THE MOOD presents a retro 1940s musical revue featuring the IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. This was a time that all America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music.

In the 1940s, the combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a future filled with promise, hope and prosperity. This was the time when the music moved the nation’s spirit!

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” concert series is back with a third installment of multimedia shows to be toured worldwide, entitled “Master Quest.” This latest edition of the “The Legend of Zelda” symphony will add brand new music and visuals from recent and upcoming The Legend of Zelda games, but will maintain the beloved experience fans have come to expect as it embarks on a world tour. The tour will make a stop at City National Civic on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

Based on one of the most popular and beloved video game series of all time, the tour features live orchestral performances of theme music from Nintendo’s 28-year-old The Legend of Zelda franchise that will serve to introduce newcomers to the music and themes of the Zelda games and give long-time fans a chance to celebrate their favorite moments in the franchise.
Audiences can expect to experience awesome new inclusions from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the most recently released game in the series for Nintendo 3DS, and new music from the recently announced remake of fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. These never before performed scores accompanied by new gameplay imagery will appear for the first time ever in “Master Quest,” though fans will still be treated to the show’s now-classic repertoire from seasons past.

The name Symphony of the Goddesses refers not only to the concert program but also to the four-movement symphony recounting the classic storylines from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The performance also will highlight orchestral renditions of music from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Concerts will be performed by full orchestra and choir in world class venues throughout the world.

“The continued excitement around The Legend of Zelda franchise is amazing, and this special concert will deliver an unforgettable experience for fans,” notes Jason Michael Paul, President of Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc, which is producing the concert tour. “These performances transcend culture and geography and unite people through a common love for this venerable and legendary series.”
Guests will enjoy their favorite moments from the now 28-year-old series, carefully and beautifully timed with a gorgeous orchestral score approved by Nintendo sound director and Zelda franchise composer Koji Kondo. The concert is a festive experience for all walks of fans, many of which attend “cosplaying” as their favorite characters.

Fans can view a complete tour schedule with ticketing information, and also sign up for a regularly updated digital newsletter, athttp://zelda-symphony.com. Club Nintendo members can enjoy an exclusive 15% discount to the show by logging into their accounts and looking for the discount code on the Symphony of the Goddesses banner. Consumers that are not Club Nintendo members can join for free at club.nintendo.com.


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What began as an experiment and then exploded into an Internet phenomenon has now evolved into an incredible success story. The Piano Guys, four talented dads from Utah, have climbed the Great Wall of China for their craft, landed atop Billboard charts, sold out tour dates around the world, accrued a massive social media following and scored YouTube viewership at 500 million views. This spring they will play a string of dates, including a stop at the City National Civic of San Jose on Saturday, May 16 to showcase their brand new album, Wonders!

The Piano Guys released Wonders (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks) in early October. Wonders, a nod to the “Wonders of the World,” at which they intend to film music videos, features successful single/video releases from the past year such as, “Let It Go,” “Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends,” “Don’t You Worry Child,” and “Story of my Life.” It also includes new songs with strong familiarity – “Batman Evolution” (The Piano Guys’ take on various Batman themes over the years), a mash-up that incorporates melodies from Dave Matthews Band’s huge hit “Ants Marching / Beethoven Ode to Joy,” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” – as well as some original compositions by ThePianoGuys. Their previous albums – The Piano Guys and The Piano Guys 2 – continue to claim the top positions on Billboard’s Classical and New Age album charts since their release.

The Piano Guys – Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson – are an American musical group who became an online sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 music videos since early 2011, including their breakout hit, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. To date, the Utah-based classical-pop group has released three major label albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, and a holiday album called A Family Christmas.


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What began as an experiment and then exploded into an Internet phenomenon has now evolved into an incredible success story. The Piano Guys, four talented dads from Utah, have climbed the Great Wall of China for their craft, landed atop Billboard charts, sold out tour dates around the world, accrued a massive social media following and scored YouTube viewership at 500 million views. This spring they will play a string of dates, including a stop at the Greek Theatre on Friday, May 15 to showcase their brand new album, Wonders!

The Piano Guys released Wonders (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks) in early October. Wonders, a nod to the “Wonders of the World,” at which they intend to film music videos, features successful single/video releases from the past year such as, “Let It Go,” “Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends,” “Don’t You Worry Child,” and “Story of my Life.” It also includes new songs with strong familiarity – “Batman Evolution” (The Piano Guys’ take on various Batman themes over the years), a mash-up that incorporates melodies from Dave Matthews Band’s huge hit “Ants Marching / Beethoven Ode to Joy,” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” – as well as some original compositions by ThePianoGuys. Their previous albums – The Piano Guys and The Piano Guys 2 – continue to claim the top positions on Billboard’s Classical and New Age album charts since their release.

The Piano Guys – Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson – are an American musical group who became an online sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 music videos since early 2011, including their breakout hit, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. To date, the Utah-based classical-pop group has released three major label albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, and a holiday album called A Family Christmas.


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When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Home Free will take the stage at City National Grove in Anaheim on Sunday, May 10th. Tickets, including the VIP option, will go on sale Wednesday, December 17th at 10am. VIP tickets include:

- Best seats in the house
- Pre-show Meet and Greet and Q&A with the band inside the theatre (90 minutes prior to the show)
- Exclusive Spring 2015 Tour VIP Laminate
- Limited-Edition Show Hatch Print
- A photo with the band
- Crowd-free merchandise shopping

Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to The Sing-Off–performing together for crowds in countless State and County Fairs, on college campuses, in front of Fortune 500 companies, and in theaters all across the country. It was their experience on the road that carried them to a Sing-Off victory, swelling their fan base and bringing their homegrown country style into a national spotlight.

Home Free continues to entertain audiences nationwide with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. They arrive to town on the heals of their debut release on Columbia Records, Crazy Life.


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Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH will make their debut at the iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, May 1, 2015. The band will support their upcoming spring 2015 studio album. VIP tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 9 at www.EnterTheVault.com. General tickets go on sale Friday, September 12.

Equal parts cinematic storytelling and gothic symphonics, Nightwish have sold more than 7 million albums worldwide and have received over 60 Gold and Platinum awards, making them Finland’s most successful rock band.

Hugely influential, unique, and unrivaled in the heavy metal pantheon, NIGHTWISH continue to expand the breadth and scope of their artistic vision with each successive release. Their 2011 studio album, Imaginaerum, arrived into the world with a visual counterpart “Imaginaerum – The Movie,” an album-length film directed by Stobe Harju and produced by Solar Filmswhich created a musical fantasy world in the vein of David Lynch, Neil Gaiman, and Cirque du Soleil. A journey between two different dimensions, the film tells an extraordinary tale of the power of imagination & memory and what is most important in life.

The keyboard-driven compositions from bandleader Tuomas Holopainen surpass that of some of the most brilliant film scores and work brilliantly alongside their engaging and electrifying Dutch frontwoman Floor Jansen, who was announced as an official member of the band – along with British multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley – in October of last year. The band’s 2013 “Imaginaerum World Tour,” consisting of 104 shows in 34 countries and a total audience of over 1.5 million fans around the globe, was captured in the live DVD / Blu-ray release Showtime, Storytime and includes the band’s live Wacken Open Air set in front of 85,000 fans plus the two-hour Ville Lipiäinen-directed documentary film “Please Learn the Setlist in 48 Hours.”

Soaring emotion, divine melodies, haunting choruses, and grandiose orchestrations, all will be treated to endearing NIGHTWISH fan favorites such as “Ghost Love Score,” “Nemo,” “Wish I Had An Angel,” “Bye Bye Beautiful,” and “I Want My Tears Back.”


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“Timeless Flight – The Polydor Years” Moody Blues will launch 25-city tour, which makes a stop at City National Civic on April 28. The band will be touring in relation to their new box set, The Polydor Years 1986-1992, which was just released on UMe.

The eight disc THE POLYDOR YEARS 1986-1992 set includes six CDs and two DVDs which brings together, for the first time, remastered editions of all The Moody Blues’ Polydor era albums, spanning the period 1986-1992. The package – The Polydor Years 1986-1992 – includes 17 bonus tracks, 11 of which are being released for the first time, including a 1991 BBC radio session. The set also includes a previously unreleased concert recording from the group’s July 1986 appearance in Cleveland, Ohio, during their “Other Side of Life” tour, and a fully remastered edition of the September 1992 “Red Rocks” concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

The DVD features the newly remastered and previously long-time unavailable release of the “Night at Red Rocks” concert, plus the rare, fan club-only documentary “The Other Side of Red Rocks”. Housed in a slipcase with an accompanying 64-page hardbound book, the entire set is topped off with the inclusion of a 7” blue vinyl single of “Al Fin Voy A Encontrate”, the rare Spanish version of “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere”.

The Moody Blues have been at the forefront of the classic rock music scene for more than 40 years, with their multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles hitting Billboard at #1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 and Top 40. Their illustrious roster of hits include: “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)” and “Your Wildest Dreams,” and many more.


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Damien Rice is set to embark on a nationwide tour this spring—his largest U.S. run in nearly a decade—including a stop at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, April 24. Of his live set, Billboard hails, “Spellbinding, captivating, riveting, mesmerizing, dazzling—there aren’t enough words in the thesaurus to convey the bravura and depth it takes to hold an entire room in 2014 for two hours with no production, no visuals, no frills, just songs and stories.”

My Favourite Faded Fantasy, the highly anticipated new album from Rice, is now available and continues to receive critical praise both stateside and abroad. The record debuted #1 in Ireland, #2 in Holland, #3 in Belgium, #7 in the U.K. Rice also performed the album’s single “I Don’t Want to Change You” on “The Late Show with David Letterman”: http://bit.ly/14Ein4a.

My Favourite Faded Fantasy was produced by renowned producer Rick Rubin and Rice. The recording began in Los Angeles and finished up in Iceland. Watch the clip of Rice explaining his creative process here: http://bit.ly/10zh2Kl. The video for “I Don’t Want to Change You” recently premiered at Huffington Post, watch it here: http://bit.ly/1tDE5yq. The video was directed by Icelandic filmmaking duo Arni & Kinski and also shot in Iceland.


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Presenting its critically acclaimed live show to Deadheads both young and old, Dark Star Orchestra is set to perform at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA on Saturday, April 11 at 6:00 PM.

Continuing a long and strange trip since humble beginnings over a decade ago, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn nationwide attention: “Recreates the Dead concert experience with uncanny verisimilitude… In fact, Dark Star Orchestra often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did.” – Chicago Tribune

Critics aren’t the only ones singing Dark Star Orchestra’s praises. Numerous original members of the Grateful Dead have played alongside DSO and have had this to say: “A couple of times when I had my back to John onstage and he started to sing, I had this weird sense that it was Jerry.” – Bob Weir, Grateful Dead co-founder/vocalist/guitarist, frequent DSO guest

Offering a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon, members of Dark Star Orchestra seek out the unique style of each performance era and offer their own interpretations and improvisations at each show. Using entire set lists from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from the set list of these historic shows. Made up of Jeff Mattson (Jerry Garcia), Lisa Mackey (Donna Jean Godchaux), Dino English (Bill Kreutzmann), Rob Koritz (Mickey Hart), Skip Vangelas (Phil Lesh), Rob Eaton (Bob Weir) and Rob Barraco (multiple keyboardists), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note. Anything so formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.

While faithful improvisation is pinnacle, precision is of equal importance with DSO, which position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show to be performed, adapting phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras of Dead music performed. At the end of each performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can “see” shows that happened long before they were born. Dark Star Orchestra isn’t a cover band. Its shows are not even meant as tributes. What Dark Star Orchestra tirelessly strives for and achieves is a continuation of the spirit of what has now become over forty years of the Grateful Dead’s timeless music.


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