COMING TO the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz next Tuesday, CHUCHO VALDÉS, living legend of Afro-Cuban jazz for the last four decades, brings his Afro-Cuban Messengers in their revival of his spectacular charts written for his original Irakere band and refashioned by Valdés. This is the same material being released today of his performance at the Jazz in Marciac festival in France on a new Jazz Village CD, “Tribute to Irakere (Live in Marciac)”. See our CALENDAR
TWO NEW STAGE OPENINGS
AT PACREP, it’s Moll Flanders. On the Western Stage, it’s Tortilla Curtain. Click our CALENDAR, or for PacRep, the display ad, left.
REMEMBERING ANGELO DIGIROLAMO
THE BRUCE ARISS Monterey Wharf Theater presents “Seasons of Love: Remembering Angelo,” a Broadway review show to honor Angelo DiGirolamo, founder and owner of the theater. This show is filled with Angelo’s favorite musical numbers performed by past Wharf performers spanning over 30 years. It will be an evening of love and remembrance, of laughter and music. The show includes local theatrical luminaries Erin Helm, Keith Wolhart, Stacy Meheen, Phyllis Davis, and Jared Hussey. Seasons of Love runs for two performances, Oct 23 and 24, at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, or to reserve tickets by phone, call the Wharf Theater at 649-2322.
THE SCHEHERAZADE INITIATIVE
LAST NIGHT at Carnegie Hall, Carmel’s Susanne Mentzer joined other featured artists and an orchestra of musicians from the New York Philharmonic, the Met Opera Orchestra and others as part of Music for Life International and the United Nation’s Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Susanne sang the Maurice Ravel song-cycle, Shéhérazade, followed by Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. To read more, click HERE
PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE
JAZZ PIANIST/COMPOSER Eddie Mendenhall will play at this Sunday’s Jazz Jam tribute to the late Jan Neveau. Click HERE
TWO FRESH REVIEWS
MONTEREY SYMPHONY from Sunday. Click HERE
PAPER WING FREMONT’S HYDE. Click HERE
Scott MacClelland, editor