Legendary Vocalist Johnny Mathis Returns to The Smith Center with ‘The Voice of Romance’ Tour, Feb. 23, 2018

 

LEGENDARY VOCALIST JOHNNY MATHIS RETURNS TO THE SMITH CENTER WITH ‘THE VOICE OF ROMANCE’ TOUR

FEB. 23, 2018
Tickets on sale Friday, Oct. 20


GRAMMY® Hall of Fame inductee and beloved singer-songwriter, Johnny Mathis, returns to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for an unforgettable night of music with his “Voice of Romance” tour on February 23, 2018.  Fans of the timeless performer can purchase tickets beginning Friday, Oct. 20 at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com.


Recognized for his classic ballads and smooth voice, Mathis brings ‘The Voice of Romance’ tour to Las Vegas for a one-night-only performance of his greatest hits and personal favorites. Celebrating his 62nd year in the music industry, Mathis is Columbia Records longest-signed artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories. From music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

 

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like, “Chances Are,” “Misty,” “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” and more, Mathis has recorded close to 80 albums, six Christmas albums and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career, he’s had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts.  In 2003, Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

 

Returning for the first time since his legendary 60th anniversary concert tour in 2016, Mathis brings decades of musicality and passion to The Smith Center. Tickets for Johnny Mathis go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, start at $34 and can be purchased online at TheSmithCenter.com.

 

ABOUT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

The Smith Center’s June/July show listings

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
June – July Performance Listings

Address:             
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89106

Phone:
The Smith Center box office – 702-749-2000

Website Address:
www.TheSmithCenter.com

 

Attractions / Tours

The Smith Center
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Free to the public
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers free, guided walking tours of the world-class campus on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. highlighting its architectural accomplishments, artwork and historic overview. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and are limited to 20 patrons per tour. To register for a tour, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com.

 


REYNOLDS HALL
 

 

Simply Ella – Celebrating the Era of Jazz
This show was originally slated for June 12 and is now rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater will present a very special performance celebrating the music and life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. The evening’s program will include “Mood Azul,” “Take 5,” “Simply Ella” and “Feeling Good,” a very special duet performed by Las Vegas’ headliner of the Year Clint Holmes and powerhouse vocalist Reva Rice from Vegas! The Show, and danced by founder and artistic director Bernard H. Gaddis.

 Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr. – “Sinatra Sings Sinatra – The Centennial Celebration”
Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Sinatra Sings Sinatra – The Centennial Celebration is a one-of-a-kind, multi-media experience that pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth and legacy of Frank Sinatra. In stories, photos, videos and songs, Frank Sinatra Jr. delivers first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with his iconic father.

The Sinatra legend began growing from the first hits with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to the Voice, as he became known in 1946 that made the bobbysoxers swoon. In later years he became known as The Chairman of the Board and eventually, Ol’ Blue Eyes, but who was the man?

This show explains it all with excerpts from his films, rare family photos and insights into the world’s greatest entertainer that can only come from his son.

Above all, this evening is about the music of Sinatra. Come Fly With Me; New York, New York; Strangers in the Night, and of course My Way, plus many more will be backed by a wonderful orchestra/big band featuring many members who played with Sinatra Sr.

 

Miss Nevada
Friday, June 26, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
The Miss Nevada competition serves as a preliminary to the prestigious Miss America pageant. The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization’s purpose is to change lives and positively influence Nevada’s young women. The organization proudly offers academic and community service-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, provides a forum for young women to showcase their talents, encourages civic-mindedness and eloquence, supports STEM initiatives and empowers young women to strive for excellence. Holding themselves to the highest standards, contestants inspire others and serve as positive role models throughout their communities.

The Miss America Organization is one of the largest providers of scholarships to women in the world. Each year the organization offers millions of dollars in scholarships to its contestants and is honored to promote what the four points of the Miss Nevada and Miss America crowns symbolize: style, scholarship, service and success.

 

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage
Tuesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” ” Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

lye lovett

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums.  Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television.  Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me, which is quintessential Lyle – a smart mix of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music.

 Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis
Friday, July 31, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Celebrating his 59th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are”, “It’s Not For Me To Say”, “Wonderful, Wonderful”, and “Misty”, Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums and 6 Christmas albums. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and in 2003 Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Join Mathis as he performs some of his greatest hits and personal favorites.

 


CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Clint Holmes: Billy, Burt and The Beatles
Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
For his final show of the season, three-time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year winner Clint Holmes salutes the timeless classics of Billy Joel, Burt Bacharach and the Beatles in a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive.

 

Steve Tyrell
Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
This time around, Steve Tyrell is singing standards of another kind, those written by Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Leiber and Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry—songs made famous by The Drifters, The Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and Ben E. King, just to name a few.

 

Samba Exotica – The Assad Brothers with Romero Lubambo and Special Guest Clarice Assad
Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
An exotic Latin flair takes the stage when the Assad Brothers, Brazil’s most celebrated classical guitarists, join with jazz guitar virtuoso Romero Lubambo and Clarice Assad for “Samba Exótico.” An exploration of samba and choros, a popular 19th-century genre that blossomed in Rio de Janeiro, the style has roots in Africa and unique fermentation in the coastal city of Bahia.

 

Conversations with Norm Presents “Remembering Sinatra” Featuring Bob Anderson, Pia Zadora and Vince Falcone
Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Cabaret Jazz
Conversations with Norm is a quarterly interview presentation hosted by man-about-town columnist Norm Clarke, who has been covering the celebrity scene for the Las Vegas Review-Journal since 1999.

In this installation, Norm will be talking to three of Sinatra’s longtime friends, Bob Anderson (Frank: The Man. The Music.), Vince Falcone (Sinatra and Anderson’s musical director) and Pia Zadora (Sinatra’s opening act and her mentor), as they share their personal stories of the legendary entertainer.

The event will include emcee Shawn Tempesta of KTNV’s The Morning Blend. Proceeds will benefit the Education and Outreach Programming of The Smith Center.

 

Annaleigh Ashford: Lost in the Stars
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Cabaret Jazz
Annaleigh Ashford comes to Las Vegas with an evening of song, story and sequins in her critically acclaimed cabaret show, Lost in the Stars. With songwriter and music director Will Van Dyke and the Whiskey 5 band, Lost in the Stars celebrates the classic cabaret with an eclectic mix of music from the disco days of Donna Summer to a sing-along of Alanis Morrisette. After this glossy and glittery evening, you will be sure to get lost in the stars.


TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

Panties in a Twist
Tuesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
Panties in a Twist, a jam-packed, high-energy 90-minute set features 12 of the funniest female sketches. A hilarious cast of comediennes perform the sketches, including a few musical parodies, and features audience interaction.

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

New Engelbert Humperdinck Duets CD Out Today Features Elton John, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson & more

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“Engelbert Calling” is the new album and the first ever duets album from the legendary and incomparable Engelbert Humperdinck. Known as the world’s greatest balladeer, this collection is his 80th album release, arriving more than 45 years after his massive hit “Release Me” reached #1 on the pop charts and created a worldwide frenzy. This new album comes as a celebration of his remarkable career which has spanned nearly five decades and includes sales of more than 150 million albums world-wide, including 24 certified with platinum status and 63 with gold.

The album was produced by Grammy award winner Martin Terefe, who is best-known for his work with Jason Mraz, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, and Mary J Blige. “Working with Engelbert is such a truly remarkable experience,” Terefe stated when asked about his work with Engelbert. “He is without a doubt one of the best singers around today and brings so much other musical knowledge to the table.”

“He is one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever worked with,” Elton John said about his experience collaborating with Engelbert. “We had a great time singing together and he is so quick, what I call a ‘one-take singer,’ 76 years old and still sounding as good as ever!”

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to partner up with some of the best artists in the history of music.” Engelbert said about the album. “To continue putting out successful albums after 45 years in the business is a real testament to the loyalty of my great fans and this album is a ‘thank you’ to all of them.”

Engelbert Calling is available today at music retailers nationwide and online.

Tracklisting:

CD 1
01. Something About The Way You Look Tonight with Elton John
02. Since I Lost My Baby with Cliff Richard
03. Never Never Never with Olivia Newton-John
04. Spanish Eyes with Il Divo
05. Make You Feel My Love with Willie Nelson
06. I Need You Now with Lulu
07. Spinning Wheel with Gene Simmons
08. Real Love with Shelby Lynne
09. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me with Johnny Reid
10. Release Me with Wynonna Judd
11. She Believes In Me with Kenny Rogers
12. Better with Louise Dorsey

CD 2
01. Ain’t That Peculiar with Andrea Corr
02. A Certain Smile with Johnny Mathis
03. Kiss Me Honey with Tini
04. The Hungry Years with Neil Sedaka
05. It Matters To Me with Dionne Warwick
06. She with Charles Aznavour
07. After The Lovin’ with Beverley Knight
08. It’s Impossible / Somos Novios with Armando Manzanero
09. Quien Te Dijo Eso with Luis Fonsi
10. Something To Hold On To with Ron Sexsmith
11. Father And Son with Bradley Dorsey

For more information and future performance dates for Engelbert Humperdinck, please visit http://www.okgoodrecords.com and stay up-to-date on his current projects by following him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEngelbertHumperdinck and Twitter https://twitter.com/ehumperdinck.

 

About OK!Good Records:
OK!Good Records is a genre independent record label established in 2010 to distribute, market, and promote artists and music that defy boundaries, reject limitations, and transcend the ordinary. They champion and celebrate independent music, thought, art, expression, and enterprise. http://www.okgoodrecords.com

 

May Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**May Performance Listings**

Address:
Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89106

Phone:
The Smith Center box office – 702-749-2000

Website Address:
www.TheSmithCenter.com

 

Attractions / Tours

The Smith Center
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Free to the public
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers free, guided walking tours of the world-class campus on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. highlighting its architectural accomplishments, artwork and historic overview. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and are limited to 20 patrons per tour. To register for a tour, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com.

 

May Show Listings

As of April 1, 2014

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

 

Renée Fleming – Guilty Pleasures
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming is known for her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. She has performed across the world, from the Beijing Olympics to Buckingham Palace to the Obama Inaugural Celebration. For her first-ever public performance in Las Vegas, she will sing beloved songs and arias ranging from grand opera favorites to Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

 

Under the Streetlamp with special guests Gentleman’s Rule
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
With their unique style and modern “Rat Pack” persona, Under The Streetlamp brings the American Radio Songbook to a whole new level. With the mantra “Retro never sounded so now,” the four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS provide an electrifying concert of classic hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The show includes a perfect balance of tender ballads and up-tempo tunes, all done with the same signature harmonies and slick dance moves that have made them irresistible. Special guests Gentleman’s Rule blends youthful style and outstanding vocals with timeless classics and contemporary hits. Their diverse music selections include songs by the legendary Manhattans, Bill Withers, Rolling Stones, Rascal Flatts and the Spencer Davis Band, just to name a few.

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre: Coppélia – The Girl with the Enamel Eyes
Friday, May 9, 2014 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
Perfect for the whole family, Coppélia is a charming story of a young couple in love, a toymaker, and his doll that comes to life finds new fans in every generation. Choreographed by James Canfield and set to the exuberant score of Léo Delibes, a wild mix of abracadabra and comic chaos is unleashed in this classical ballet. Coppélia is the culminating production for the 2013-2014 season.

 

Lily Tomlin – An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable afternoon of fun and sidesplitting laughter, which is an endearing way to spend Mother’s Day. This unique comic artist takes audiences on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny” trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. Her long list of accolades includes a GRAMMY®, two Tony Awards®, six Emmys, an Oscar nomination, two Peabody’s and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition.

 

Chazz Palminteri in A Bronx Tale
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
A classic coming of age story brought to life in an original one man show. Written and performed by Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the world of organized crime. Calogero’s father is a bus driver who tries to instill working-class family values in his son. As Calogero gets older, the aura and mystique of the mafia, and the charms of Sonny, the local mob boss who befriends Calogero (and ends up becoming a father figure to him), become difficult to resist. As Calogero comes of age, he must struggle with the choice of following his beloved father’s values or submitting to the temptations of the life of organized crime.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic :Pops Series V “Paris, Je T’aime”
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
Sarah Hicks, Principal Conductor, Pops and Presentations of the Minnesota Orchestra and Staff Conductor of the Curtis Institute of Music, will lead the Las Vegas Philharmonic as they say au revoir to the 2013-14 season with an amorous musical romp around one of the most romantic cities in the world… Paris. The program will include French favorites such as Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” Bizet’s “Farandole from L’Arlesienne,” Jacques Brel’s “Ne me quitte pas” as well as Colombo’s accordion-laced “Indifference” and “Passion” performed by special guest soloist, Patrick Harison.

 

ONCE
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 24, 2014 & Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including “Best Musical,” ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.

 

Johnny Mathis in concert with special guest Gary Mule Deer
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Celebrating his 58th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music — all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history. Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums and has had 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2003 Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Mathis returns to Las Vegas to perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Tom Dreesen – An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra
Friday, May 2, 2014 and Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz        
In this unforgettable performance, Dreesen will take you from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, IL hearing Sinatra on the jukebox, to one day touring the nation as his opening act flying in Sinatra’s private jet and staying up until dawn, night after night. Dreesen takes you to Sinatra’s last performance and the last song he ever sang and then to his last days on earth. Dreesen’s standup comedy is hilarious, his insight keen and storytelling superb and the lessons he learned from the legendary star promises to move the audience!

 

Morgan James
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz        
Broadway’s Morgan James brings her smoky and soulful renditions to Cabaret Jazz. She’s fast becoming one of the most sought-after multi-genre vocalists in the country and was recently seen in the Broadway revival of “Godspell” and the new production of “Motown: The Musical.” Calling to mind artists such as Eva Cassidy, Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin, her on stage performances have left both audiences and critics in awe, with The New York Times declaring Morgan as “a phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep…This woman is on fire.”

 

Danny Wright
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
Cabaret Jazz        
Danny Wright presents an elegant Mother’s Day piano concert in the elegant Cabaret Jazz, featuring works from Danny’s double album, “A Mother’s Love,” celebrating mothers everywhere with songs like “You Raise Me Up” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.”  The renowned pianist and composer will share the heartwarmingly beautiful real-life inspirations for his original pieces on the album, including “My Son’s Lullaby.”

 

Jane Monheit
Friday, May 23, 2014 and Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz        
The Smith Center is delighted to welcome once again one of New York’s most dynamic vocalists, Jane Monheit accompanied by pianist Michael Kanan in a special duo performance. Audiences will be delighted by this traditional jazz piano program with some lovely cabaret moments featuring hits from Monheit’s recordings including her current release “The Heart of the Matter.” This supremely gifted singer is capable of tremendous vocal flights, dips, turns and extensions, but she doesn’t grandstand or hold a note simply to show off. Her goal is to convey a story, and she does so with grace.

 

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.
Ticket price $20
Cabaret Jazz
Keith Thompson, conductor of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” hosts this monthly showcase that features original music from some of Las Vegas’ best composers and songwriters, and performed by some of the best performers and musicians from the Las Vegas entertainment and theatrical communities. The informal showcase is always diverse, eclectic and extremely entertaining and features a very high caliber of musicianship and artistry.

 

Steve Tyrell – “It’s Magic” the songs of Sammy Cahn
Friday, May 30, 2014 and Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Steve Tyrell is a GRAMMY Award®-winning vocalist who in his four and a half decades in the music business has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor and performer. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, Tyrell has reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. It’s Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn features songs from the famed songwriter whose music continues to inspire generations today. The performance will feature Cahn’s beloved classics including “It’s Magic,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Call Me Irresponsible,”“Teach Me Tonight,” “The Tender Trap,” “Ain’t that A Kick in the Head” and “All the Way.”

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

The Smith Center Adds Three Shows to Spring/Summer Schedule; Under The Streetlamp, Johnny Mathis and 50 Shades! The musical – The Original Parody

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The Smith Center Adds Three Shows to Spring/Summer Schedule
Tickets for Under The Streetlamp, Johnny Mathis and 50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody
Go On Sale Friday, March 21

The Smith Center is excited to add three additional shows to the spring/early summer season in Reynolds Hall with Under The Streetlamp with special guests Gentleman’s Rule and Johnny Mathis in May and 50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody in June.

With their unique style and modern “Rat Pack” persona, Under The Streetlamp brings the American Radio Songbook to a whole new level. With the mantra “Retro never sounded so now,” the four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” provide an electrifying concert.

Backed by an outstanding ten-piece band, singers Michael Ingersoll, Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio and Christopher Kale Jones bring classic hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s back to the millions of fans who fell in love with this music in the first place.  The show includes a perfect balance of tender ballads and uptempo tunes, all done with the same signature harmonies and slick dance moves that have made them irresistible. Of course no Under The Streetlamp show would be complete without a musical tribute to “Jersey Boy” Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

From the creator of Straight No Chaser and the producer and manager of Under The Streetlamp, Gentleman’s Rule exudes youth, energy and incredible harmonies. Gentleman’s Rule blends their youthful style and outstanding vocals with timeless classics and contemporary hits. Their diverse music selections include songs by the legendary Manhattans, Bill Withers, the Rolling Stones, Rascal Flatts and the Spencer Davis Band, just to name a few.

The eight versatile and individually talented vocalists in Gentleman’s Rule are Will Lockhart, Brent Mann, Luke Mechlin, Holland Nightenhelser, Jasper Smith, Jesse Townes, Andrew Morstein and TJ Breen. Catch Under The Streetlamp with Gentleman’s Rule Sunday, May 4.

Celebrating his 58th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music — all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums and has had 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2003 Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. On Friday, May 3, Mathis returns to Las Vegas to perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites.

50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody has played to sold-out audiences in New York, Chicago and beyond. Opening with a ladies book club deciding to read “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the musical is an interpretation of the best-selling novel that takes audiences on a hilarious musical roller coaster ride. The production features a cast of nine performing 11 original songs, dance numbers, as well as an on-stage band. Original songs include “They Get Nasty,” “I Don’t Make Love,” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.”

The show is a parody of both the books and the phenomenon of “50 Shades of Grey,” spoofing many of their conventions for a hilarious evening of entertainment. Like the book series, 50 Shades! The Musical is not for those under the age of 18, but does not cross boundaries that would make general audiences squirm. Unleash your inhibitions with 50 Shades! The Musical Saturday, June 7.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 21 at 10 a.m. at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For Preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

Under the Streetlamp with special guests Gentleman’s Rule

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.