Music of Motown- POSTPONED to Nov 10th

September 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

 

 

 

 

The Music of Motown

has been postponed to November 10th due to hospitalization of a performer.

 Was September 23rd, Now Friday November 10th, 7:00 pm

 

Joe Boune and Crystal Stark

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, music became a part of life for Joe Bourne at an early age. He began his singing career in a church choir and with various street corner singing groups. Greatly inspired by such greats as Nat King Cole and Lou Rawls, Joe’s own singing style is rapidly becoming known to audiences around the globe.
Joe’s career grew in the USA from lead singer for a Top 40 rhythm and blues / jazz band, to the international status that he now enjoys, recording and releasing LPs and subsequently having hit singles from these LPs. After moving to Europe, Joe began performing for the American Military and supported acts in concert for such artists as The Stylistics, Natalie Cole, The Manhattans, The Pointer Sisters, and Dionne Warwick while they were on their European tour.

His engagements have included places such as Scandinavia, Australia, Aruba, Indonesia, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Numerous television shows culminated in a Christmas TV special with the world renown Ray Charles which was filmed in Germany and televised in various markets throughout the world. Joe continues to expand his already extensive repertoire, delivering his special brand of entertainment for Radio and TV programs, gala evenings, concerts, dinner shows, film premieres, new product presentations, designer fashion shows, openings, conventions, cruise ship galas, and charity benefits.

Joe teams up with his female colleagues for some heart-warming duet performances complemented by various orchestra backings from combo to Big Band or symphony type orchestra.

 

When powerhouse vocalist Crystal Stark performs, she doesn’t just take the stage – she owns it.

The international performer and American Idol semi-finalist got her start singing in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. She auditioned for Season 5 of American Idol. Crystal made the top 44 and, although her Idol journey stopped there, she forged a close friendship with season runner-up Katharine McPhee and joined Katharine’s national tour as a back-up singer.

Her subsequent travels have taken her to venues throughout in the United States and abroad, and she has shared the stage with such talents as trumpeter Rick Braun, guitarist Matt Marshak. and beloved comedian Bob Newhart. While touring with Katharine McPhee, Crystal appeared on The Tonight Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Regis & Kelly, The Today Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, among others.

Today, Crystal enjoys a full performance calendar that reflects the diversity of her wide-ranging talents. In addition to fronting the Crystal Stark Band which plays at venues around Arizona and for corporate functions, she sings with 80s cover band 80s and Gentlemen, vocal trio Triple Threat, the Tucson Pops Orchestra, and Big Band Express, among others.

Her second studio album, “One Way,” was released on May 30, 2015 – “Crystal Stark Day” – as declared by City of Tucson mayor Jonathan Rothschild. The album features all original compositions by Crystal, and leans heavily on her soul/jazz roots for many of its songs.

When not on stage, Crystal is the Director of General Music, Band & Choir for Esmond Station K-8 school in Vail, Arizona.


Advance Tickets: Orchestra section $22, Mezzanine section $17 (all fees included).

If not sold out, we will have tickets at the door: Orchestra section $25, Mezzanine section $20, cash or check only.

Handicap seating is available. Please call Richard at 879-3925 for information.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page .

Vail Laughs Clean Comedy featuring Travis Thurman and Danielle Williams

August 6, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Vail Theatre of the Arts

is proud to present

Vail Laughs Clean Comedy Show

Saturday, October 7, 2017

7:00 pm

 

Vail Laughs Clean Comedy Show

Featuring  

Travis Thurman & Danielle Williams 

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Vail Laughs

Vail Laughs is based on one simple idea:
 
Clean comedy for a good price.
Entertainment standards have definitely shifted over the years. As the world keeps moving faster, it takes more energy to get our attention in the noise. Unfortunately, much of our entertainment uses shock value and other cheap antics to get it. It’s almost a celebration of being rude and insulting, bringing the audience down right along with the entertainers.
But life is funny enough without having to be vulgar!
Think about this:
 
We drive to the gym so we can walk on a treadmill. We carry these high tech devices in our pockets, the knowledge of all the world at our fingertips and we use them to send each other videos of screaming goats. Or the irony of reaching adulthood and discovering our parents actually had a point about naps.
 
What a strange bunch of creatures we are!
 
Our award winning comedians are as committed to this ideal as we are, bringing you quality entertainment month after month and leaving behind all the vulgarity and cheap antics.  Quite simply, it’s high quality entertainment you can bring your entire family to. The most important decision you have for the evening is whether to leave the kids or the babysitter at home.

 

Travis Thurman

Travis Thurman brings his triple-threat of entertainment to VailLaughs.  He sings, dances, acts and will make you laugh all night.

You might also recognize Travis from his local TV Spots from WB 6 to the Sweaty Circle K guy! Regularly seen in commercials that run non-stop in the Valley of the Sun.

He is not just a funny guy but a singer, dancer, actor and all-around entertainer. Thurman is a much in demand performer regularly headlining the Improv, Stand Up Live and opening for major acts at The Celebrity Theater.

He is an Arizona native who will have you busting a gut as he describes every town and neighborhood in and around Phoenix.   If you like music and you like the 80’s, sit back and laugh as Travis will take you back in time!

Danielle Williams

Danielle Williams aka The Comedy Diva, is a television host, radio personality and stand up comedian with a unique take on wearing wigs, becoming “Divafied” and her love of pop culture.  Danielle has performed throughout the Southwest  and  has opened for NBC’s Last Comic Standing top 10 finalist comedienne Aida Rodriquez, comedian Donnell Rawlings from the the Chappelle show and comedian Godfrey from Zoolander at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy.  Danielle’s stage presence, comic timing and enthusiastic energy has made her one of the most sought after up and coming comics on the scene.

Have you seen her on TV?  Probably:  she auditioned for the producers of THE GAME SHOW network. They were looking for a new face to be the guest co-host on their day time talk show GSN Live. Danielle won the producers over and was personally picked by the shows host Fred Roggin going to Los Angeles and made her national television debut on April 23, 2009.

Currently she’s the host of Arizona Daily Mix on AZTV 7 & 13 which you can watch weekdays at 8 am.  She’s also a traffic anchor for I Heart Media covering local and national traffic reports.

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Tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the show or at VailLaughs.com: Individuals $10, Families $30

For information call Richard at 879-3925.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page .

 

James Reams and the Barnstormers

July 25, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Vail Theatre of the Arts

is proud to present

James Reams

and the Barnstormers

Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:00 pm

 

James Reams

and the Barnstormers

Saturday, October 28 – 7:00 pm

 

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James Reams and the Barnstormers

James Reams & the Barnstormers tread the terrain where bluegrass, old-time, classic country and folk meet in the night to swap stories. They feature driving rhythm and 3-part harmonies that take you back to a time before bluegrass was smoothed out for the uninitiated, the ill prepared or the faint of heart. The band includes James on guitar and lead vocals; Billy Parker on mandolin and harmony; Dick Brown on banjo and harmony; and Dan Meyer on upright bass.

  • James Reams has been a bluegrass bandleader for over 20 years. Coming from a family of traditional singers in southeastern Kentucky, James has played both old-time and bluegrass music since he was just a little sprout. James is known as an “ambassador of Bluegrass” for his dedication to and deep involvement in the thriving bluegrass and Americana music community.
  • Billy Parker brings passion and style to every set. A former member of the Southern CA band, Lost Highway, Billy has developed a confident and spirited approach to seamlessly move between the rapid-fire bluegrass tunes and more soulful melodies.
  • Dick Brown‘s precise and rock solid banjo playing and silky baritone vocals reflect the influence of those he admires most: Bill Emerson and Alan Munde. He joined Lost Highway in 1995 and recorded and toured with that band until 2006. Dick has performed with such notables as Lynn Morris, David Parmley and Laurie Lewis.
  • Dan Meyer has been playing the ultimate “out of the spotlight” instrument, aka the upright bass, since the 1970s. He has performed at the IBMA Bluegrass Showdown in Louisville and at bluegrass festivals across the Midwest. Holding down the bottom for the Barnstormers with his rock steady and intuitive bass stylings, Dan really lights up the place with his ready smile while laying down a smooth rhythm.

 

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Advance Tickets: Orchestra section $22, Mezzanine section $17 (all fees included).

If not sold out, we will have tickets at the door: Orchestra section $25, Mezzanine section $20, cash or check only.

Handicap seating is available. Please call Richard at 879-3925 for information.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page .