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5 New Shows Added to the 2017 Lineup!

 

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (the LBC) announced the addition of five new shows and events to its 2017 lineup. On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m., In the Mood, a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Sinatra and the big band greats of the ’40s, returns to the LBC with 19 performers on stage, including six singer-dancers. The Grammy-winning duo Indigo Girls bring their signature sonic blend of folk and rock to Santa Rosa on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8 p.m. for an outstanding program of fan favorites from across their groundbreaking career. Due to popular demand, the LBC has added a second performance of Julianne and Derek Hough’s MOVE – BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4 p.m.  On Saturday August 26, 2017 at 8 p.m., Ira Glass, the host of the popular NPR radio show This American Life, invites audiences to the LBC for an evening of engaging stories about his life, career and his approach with the creative process for Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass. On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8 p.m., Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, the Grammy-winning band behind the smash hit song “Bamboléo,” celebrates over 25 years of flamenco, salsa, and pop fusion perfection in the party-starting spirit of the south of France.

Tickets for In the Mood range in price from $35–$65.  Tickets for Indigo Girls range in price from $39–$49. Tickets for Julianne and Derek Hough’s MOVE – BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR range in price from $69–$99. Tickets for Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass range in price from $39—$55 and tickets for Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo range in price from $59—$79. All five shows go on sale to LBC members Tuesday, January 31 at noon and to the general public on Friday, February 3 at noon. Tickets are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa).

With 19 performers on stage, including six singer-dancers, In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Sinatra and the big band greats of the ’40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In the Mood pays homage to America’s greatest generation who fought WWII! It was a time when people listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced intimate ballads. Many of the musical arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, conductor and arranger for The Andrews Sisters, and Music Director for Universal and Paramount Pictures. Audiences are invited to experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of this pivotal time in America’s history.

The Grammy-winning duo, Indigo Girls, consisting of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls’ refinement — not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes — allows access to ever new and luminal spaces. They come to the LBC behind their sixteenth studio album, “One Lost Day,” which is rooted in tradition as it is inventive: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous.

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough are back and better than ever in 2017 with an all-new experience – MOVE – BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR. The Hough siblings are promising fans their biggest and best show yet, with brand-new stage production inspired by the elements – earth, wind, fire, and water – which the duo have infused into fresh, high impact choreography that only they can deliver.  The show will bring fans on a journey of dance and music, taking inspiration directly from the four elements as an exploration of the human relationship with nature.  The pair will be joined by the Move Company Dancers for group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in between.

Ira Glass is the creator, producer & host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass delivers a unique talk; sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? During his presentation, Ira Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our foremost storytellers.

Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, Gipsy Kings, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind “Bamboléo,” celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition – taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals in a special event featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, the band continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Picasso, Cocteau, Dali and Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, breaking world music barriers as one of the rare groups to climb the US and World music charts. Featured in the likes of The Big Lebowski, Toy Story 3 and Glee, the band has embraced western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, whilst also incorporating dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.

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