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LaRoche brings inspirational comedy act and songs to Amphitheater tonight

LaRoche brings inspirational comedy act and songs to Amphitheater tonight

“It’s got to be me,” Loretta LaRoche sings as she ogles herself in a handheld mirror on stage, a jazz quartet playing in the background. It’s a new parody song she’s been working on — bringing together the absurdity of everyday life and American jazz music in a hilarious combination. The piece comments on the selfie outbreak among millennials in a spoof of the classic “It Had To Be You,” made famous by Frank Sinatra.

Lang, Lynn, Siss Boom Bang ‘Sing It Loud’ in Amp tonight

Lang, Lynn, Siss Boom Bang ‘Sing It Loud’ in Amp tonight

When country music legend K. D. Lang made her latest album with a whole new band, she called it Sing It Loud, and that is just what Chautauquans hope she will do tonight.

At 8 p.m. tonight, after having won more than four Grammys, having sung at the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony and having a career spanning more than 25 years, Lang is bringing the Siss Boom Bang to the Amphitheater stage for the first time.

Lang, who started her music career with a Patsy Cline cover band called k.d. lang and The Reclines in 1983, grew to popularity on her own as a country and pop artist known for her strong, crooning voice. Sing It Loud, released by k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang just last year, shows that Lang’s music is still going strong.

Peter and Paul celebrate 50 years, honor Mary

Peter and Paul celebrate 50 years, honor Mary

Noel Paul Stookey from Peter, Paul and Mary has rewritten “America the Beautiful.” His wife called him audacious, but Stookey said he was only following the spirit and tradition of folk music.

Although some believe folk music to be dead, Stookey said it is alive and thriving. His own songwriting is a testament and only part of a movement inspired by the folk era of the 1960s that redefined music’s role in the world. Peter, Paul and Mary are some of the unquestionable leaders of that musical era.

Stookey and Peter Yarrow will perform at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, in a concert “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary.” It will be their fourth time performing in Chautauqua, but their first performance without Mary, who died in 2009.