Kerrytown Concert House’s Parisian Soiree Cabaret Show Designed To Dazzle
PORT CHESTER, N.Y. September 25, 2013 (AP) This May 3, 2013 file photo shows Willie Nelson performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Gerald Herbert, file/AP Photo A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson’s crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general manager Tom Bailey said. Grainy video shows a woman walking onto the stage as the crew packs up, boldly grabbing the armadillo and sauntering off with it, he said. The critter is known as Ol’ Dillo, he said, and is a treasured possession of Nelson’s monitor engineer, Aaron Foye. Theater workers looked through more video on Tuesday in hopes of identifying the woman, Bailey said. A posting on Nelson’s Facebook page asks for help finding the thief. And a commenter says, “We hang armadillo thieves in Texas.” Nelson’s publicist, Elaine Schock, told The Journal News she was unaware of Ol’ Dillo and didn’t know it had been filched. “When you go to a Willie Nelson show,” she said, “the last thing you notice is an armadillo.” Nelson, singer of such hits as “Always on My Mind” and “On the Road Again,” postponed his Wednesday concert in Carmel, Ind., according to his website, which didn’t cite a reason. Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
British expat beaten with brick, robbed after concert at New York club
RELATED: HEARTLESS THUG MUGS WOMAN, 71, IN BROOKLYN TO STEAL HER PURSE, PUTS HER IN HOSPITAL The suspect, who is thought to be a homeless man, is described as black or Hispanic with a moustache. Following the concert, the couple was walking on W. 58th St. between 10th and 11th Aves. at 10:45 p.m. when a violent goon emerged from the shadows, a police source said. The mugger, believed to be a homeless man, came up behind Billington and bashed him in the back of the head with what his girlfriend told police appeared to be a brick wrapped in a cloth, the source said. Billington fell to the ground and the assailant hit him again in the face with the brick before searching his pockets for money, the source said. The robber, dressed in a hoodie or jacket and wearing a baseball cap, fled empty-handed, leaving Billington bloodied and his girlfriend, whose name was not released, screaming for help. Cops are still trying to identify the attacker, hoping security cameras in the area filmed the robbery, a throwback to the bad days of New York City. RELATED: THUG WHO MUGGED WOMAN WITH EIGHT KIDS IN BROOKLYN BUSTED Marcus Santos// New York Daily New New York music club Terminal 5, where Andrew Billington and his girlfriend attended a concert before he was attacked with a brick. A 1997 graduate of Newcastle University in England, Billington moved to New York City in 2009, according to a post on Big Apple Brits, a social networking group for British expats. A spokesman for Thomson Reuters would only confirm that Billington worked at the global media company. On his LinkedIn page, Billington describes himself as an accountant at Thomson Reuters in charge of strategic customers and finance solutions.
Timberlake concert to partly close Hollywood Blvd. for second day
Tickets at the door if seats remain. Or perhaps youll settle for September in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor may not have the allure of the City of Light or the suavity of the famous song extolling Pariss charms. But September reliably brings Paris to Ann Arbor with Kerrytown Concert House s annual Parisian Soiree. This year is no exception. Saturday, Sept. 28, the house breaks out the bubbly mais oui! theres champagne and brings in a belle collection of local artists to celebrate all things musically Paris. Many of these people have deep histories at the concert house, said KCH founder Deanna Relyea, and this show highlights who we are and what we do. Marion HaydenCourtesy photo The Parisian Soiree, which is KCHs season opener, is a cabaret variety show, designed to dazzle and swirl. It veers from classical to jazz, from serious to effervescent and comic, and croons in French and English remember all those great French-inflected songs from American musical theater and the American songbook? And French melodies, music hall chansons and the blues will yield the stage instrumental music of all kinds. This year, some program numbers pay homage to French composer Francis Poulenc, who died 50 years ago. His music — ranging from art song, solo piano music, chamber music, oratorio, choral music, opera, ballet music, and orchestral music — is quintessentially French: witty, tender, full of life.
for second day By Angel Jennings September 24, 2013, 6:48 a.m. Drivers who dealt with the traffic mess caused by a partial closure of Hollywood Boulevard for Paul McCartney s concert Monday night would do well to remember an alternative route for Tuesday. This time, the stage will belong to Justin Timberlake. The free concerts are being put on by Jimmy Kimmel Live! outside the shows studio, closing down a roughly quarter-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. Thousands of fans who were able to secure tickets for the outdoor staging area turned out Monday to hear McCartney play a mix of classics and fresh material as the ex-Beatlepromotes a new album. Timberlake, also promoting a new album, is set to take the stage Tuesday evening. Fans interested in seeing Timberlake up close can still get on a waiting list online.For those who dont secure tickets, fans can still line the sidewalks, as many did for McCartney Monday night. As for the street closure, crews plan to tear down the staging and reopen Hollywood Boulevard in time for the Wednesday morning commute. ALSO: