Everything you've ever wanted to know about Chandler Center for the Arts

Posts tagged “Los Lonely Boys

Monday Mashup: Record all the performances

That’s what I try to do here. Just because people didn’t (or in the case of Los Lonely Boys, couldn’t) come to a show doesn’t mean they have to miss out entirely.

But first, here’s what we have going on this weekend: On Saturday we’re totally changing gears and presenting a musical! About baseball! Just in time for Spring Training too. Damn Yankees (I love that title) is about a guy who trades his soul to the Devil so his baseball team can beat those “Damn Yankees.” I think this show is going to be a hoot, because how many of us have said the same thing about the Yankees? (Or if you’re a Yankees fan, the Red Sox.) Snag a pair of tickets here, and then go out for some Spring Training fun.

And without further ado, here’s a snippit of what happened at the Center this weekend.

Friday:
The Dunwells blew us all away.

The Los Lonely Boys made the entire theater shake.

 

Saturday, Jim Curry reminded us all how amazing John Denver was.

Matthew and Gunnar Nelsen gave their dad a run for his money.

 

The only performance that I didn’t get to record this weekend was Red Star Red Army, but that was because I was enjoying the show as a patron. But shame on me if I forget to neglect my duties, so I did manage to snag a photo. I don’t speak Russian, much less understand it, but that was one of my favorite shows in a long time.

 

Ps. How many of you read the title and thought of this? I can’t be the only Internet nerd in the room.

 

Advertisements

Weekend Preview: Full house

I love when the Center can pack the house, and we’re going to be pretty darn close this weekend. Tonight we have Los Lonely Boys, and if you want to go to the show but don’t have your tickets yet, get on it! The boys have promised us an amazing show, and we know they’re good for it.

Tomorrow night we have Ricky Nelsen Remembered, as well as a tribute to John Denver by Jim Curry. This should be an amazing show, because twins Matthew and Gunner aren’t going to be simply performing, but they are also going to take the audience and show them what their lives were like, and maybe give us a different look at their dad, Ricky.]

Both the Nelsen brothers and Jim Curry will have equal set time, and I’m really excited how this will turn out. Apparently, so are a bunch of other people because this show is selling like mad. You can pick yours out here.

On Sunday we have a show that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time, Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble. I have a crush on all things traditional, and I love Russian songs.  Here’s a sample of what to expect at the show on Sunday, and if you see me wandering around not in work clothes (or with a camera) please come say hi!

If you want tickets to Sunday’s show, you can get them here.


Monday Mashup: Eat something and see a show

(That kind of describes my typical date, now that I think of it.)

Whether you want to treat someone who smells nice to a date, or want to go out with a group of friends and people you like, the Center has you covered this week.

Tomorrow is Eat Your Art Out Chandler! I feel like we’ve been taking this up for months, and now it’s finally here!It’s one day a year when Chandler restaurants give a portion of their earnings to the Center if you eat there during a period of time. I have the complete list here, and that also tells you what time you should go eat at a particular restaurant.

While you’re out, feel free to share photos or your experience on our Facebook wall, or Tweet about it using the hashtag #EYAOC (or mention us and I’ll retweet it)

Then this weekend we have Los Lonely Boys, Ricky Nelson Remembered (with his two sons, Matthew and Gunnar) and Red Star Red Army Russian Chorus and Dance Ensemble (say that five times fast).

Los Lonely Boys will be here on Friday night at 8pm, and I can’t wait! I’ve loved them ever since “Heaven” came out, and I got a kick out of  “Onda”. TexMex isn’t usually my style of music, but they make it work. If you want to come see the show, click here.

On Saturday night, we’re getting a treat. Not only are Matthew and Gunnar going to perform their dad’s songs, but they’re also going to share some home videos and photos so we can get a better understanding of their family and of Ricky’s songs meanings. How cool is that? If you want to come party with us on Saturday at 7:30, click here.

Sunday’s Red Star Red Army is a show that I’m not going to be working, but watching. (I have a crush on old Soviet era songs) But it isn’t just old anthems about how great the former USSR is, they will also be singing older folk songs and performing traditional dances, so the history geek in me is being a spaz about that. We still have tickets, and you can grab them here.