MUSICIAN/SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER/ACTOR - RICK SPRINGFIELD MAKES A RETURN VISIT TO HARD ROCK LIVE:
Along with Loverboy and the Romantics, Rick Springfield will be leading a tour directly to Hard Rock Live. Springfield first played guitar at the tender age of 13. His debut album “Beginnings” was the first of seven top 40 albums on Billboard 200. In September 1972 and 1973 he starred as himself, in the ABC - TV Saturday morning cartoon series; “Mission Magic,” for which he wrote and performed an original song in each episode. In 1981 he released his next album, “Working Class Dog,” which spawned the single, “Jessie’s Girl” that reached number one for two weeks on Billboard Hot 100. It became a world wide hit. Springfield won the 1981 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Rick went on to great success with follow-up albums “Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet.” In 1978, he played the character of Zac in “Saga of a Star World” and “The Rockford Files.”
Springfield became a soap opera star on General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake in the late 70's. After a long and high ratings run, he left General Hospital to write many more songs and became involved with musical theatre. He returned again to General Hospital in 2013 with his son Liam Springthorpe as an undercover cop. Tickets ranging from $50 to $80 are available for the September 2nd, 2015 performance at 8 p.m. Call Ticketmaster at: 1 (800) 745-3000. Or: (954) 327-ROCK. Hard Rock Live is located on State Road 7 (US 441) in Hollywood. Parking is always free.
BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE ARSHT CENTER PRESENTS SIEMPRE FLAMENCO’S FESTIVAL DE CANTE CONCERT SERIES:
On September 4th-September 6th, 2015, Cuba Beat celebrates the undisputed Queen of Salsa with another evening of her music. Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee Aymee Nuviola, the star of Telemundo’s mini-series and “Celia.” The world-renowned two-time Grammy winner “Diego El Cigala” and other guests, bring the Cuban icon’s songbook to life, combining the magical traditions of Cuba with American rock and jazz. The festival returns to the Arsht Center for a mesmerizing and passionate production featuring Spain’s brightest stars. This festival, a celebration of cante, brings South Florida audiences a unique opportunity to enjoy an art form that is seldom heard outside of Spain. The deep emotions that come from flamenco music unite with an up-close experience in the Carnival Studio Theatre. The 10th anniversary edition of the festival, dedicated to the great flamenco poet Manuel Molina, will bring several renowned artists to the stage, including Flamenco’s super star: La Susi, singer Jose Mendez and guest artist flamenco dancer, Sonia Olla.
The festival will be performing in the Ziff Opera House at the Arsht Center, located at 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. For more information regarding ticket prices and performance times, call the box office at: (305) 949-6722.
WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE BROWARD STAGE DOOR THEATRE:
The show, set in a woman’s gym, takes a light hearted look at four adult women dealing with assorted body issues. It covers topics such as dieting, exercise, plastic surgery and sex over the age of forty, along with areas of concern to women and men of all ages. Not only is there lots of laughter, the audience will identify with the struggles and are inspired to lead healthier lives. Four terrific performers have been cast for this show. Katie Angell, who is a Broadway World nominee for best actress in the show, “Nine to Five,” Shenise Nunez from Chorus Line, Angela Thomas and Stephanie Genovese will be making their Stage Door debuts. Be prepared to laugh off a few pounds and feel the power of feeling good at the Stage Door Theatre, now on stage through September 6th, 2015. When playwright Alan Jacobson first wrote this musical, he was looking for a fun show that people of all backgrounds and lifestyles could enjoy. This show has the power of making one feel good, keeping healthy and being happy.
Tickets are available at the Broward Stage Door's box office, located at 8036 West Sample Road, Coral Springs. Prices are $38 and $42. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Matinees are at 2 p.m. For other information, call: (954) 344-7765. Or visit on-line at: www.stagedoortheatre.com.