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SPOTLIGHT ON STAGE


Eleanor

Hannan

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DEEP PURPLE BAND ORIGINATED IN 1968 - NOW ON TOUR WITH THE NEWEST MEMBERS AT HARD ROCK LIVE:
    It all started in 1968 when Chris Curtis formed the group and they’ve been around ever since. The name “Deep Purple” was adopted from guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s (original member) grandmother’s favorite song. The band drew great acclaim for their original material. “In Rock,” the groups next success, established them as a leading heavy metal attraction and introduced such endearing favorites as: “Speed King” and “Child In Time.” Ian Gillian’s powerful vocals brought a new sound which enhanced the group’s new singles like: “BlackNight,” “Strange Kind of Woman,” “Fireball” and “Machine Head.” All topped the album charts. In 1999,  Deep Purple had an extremely successful tour of Australia and Europe. Together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple has been referred to as the “Unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal.”   
   The 2014 tour of “Deep Purple” will present the current members, Ian Paice on drums and vocals, Roger Glover, bass guitar, Steve Morse, guitar, Don Airey, organ and keyboard and Ian Gillan, vocals and harmonica, who will be on stage at the Hard Rock Live on August 31st, 2014 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $64.85 to $85.35 at the Hard Rock box office, in person only or Ticketmaster. For information, call: (954) 327-Rock. Or: 1 (800) 937-0010. Parking is free.
 
AVENTURA CENTER PRESENTS THE MIAMI JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL’S SPECIAL EVENT:

Miami Jewish Film Festival kicks off its eighteenth year with a special Film Premiere in addition to an after film party. The event will feature a chorale performance, a sumptuous reception, fine wine, live music and many more exciting surprises.
  The showing of “Wagner’s Jews,” a fascinating film that brings to light new insights into German composer Richard Wagner’s complicated personal relationship with Jews. For years, many of Wagner’s closet associates were Jews, young musicians who became personally devoted to him and provided crucial help to his work and career. What brought them to Wagner and what brought him to them? These questions are at the heart of this intriguing topic. The film also includes performances of original musical works by his Jewish colleagues, the first such performance to be seen on film.
  Join the Miami Jewish Film Society on September 17th, 2014 at the Aventura Center located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at $36. Film Society members may purchase discount tickets. For information and reservations, call: (305) 466-8002. Or: 1 (877) 311-7469.
 
THE SOUNDTRACK OF A MUSICAL ERA BRINGS MEMORIES OF YESTERYEAR TO BROWARD STAGE DOOR THEATRE:

“What’s New Pussy Cat?” is a revue of the soundtrack of an era that includes all the great songs and favorites of celebrity singers of the past. Director Michael Leeds and Choreographer Kevin Black put their heads together and created a show that includes some of the best music ever written. The result of their collaboration is “What’s New Pussycat?” The most joyous evening of music and song that includes The Mamas &The Papas, Simon & Garfunkle, Petula  Clark, Dusty Springfield,  Etta James, Ray Charles, The Righteous Brothers, The Fifth Dimension, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Ronettes and those incredible composers and writers such as Henry Mancini, Michel Le Grand, in addition to too many others to mention and last but not least, the one and only, Burt Bacharach!
     The Soundtrack of an Era opens at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on August 22nd through September 28th, 2014. Tickets are $38-$42, $16 for students, at the box office located at 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs. Showtimes vary. For additional information, call: (954) 344-7765 or visit on-line at: www.stagedoorfl.org.