Kam Franklin has been associated with a number of different musical acts over the course of her career, but joining the Houston-based rock ‘n’ roll and soul band The Suffers as its lead vocalist required her to transform in a way.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats returned to Chautauqua Institution Tuesday as part of the Family Entertainment Series. Taking the Amphitheater stage, they dazzled the audience, children and adults alike, with their feats of flexibility and strength.
Guitarist Sharon Isbin’s classical melodies have proved to the world guitar isn’t just for rock ’n’ roll.
Photographs by Joshua Boucher and Ruby Wallau | Staff Photographers Charles “Chip” Esten and Aubrey Peeples of the ABC show
Piano recitals at Chautauqua generally take place in intimate venues with just a few dozen or couple hundred in the audience, but tonight, Alexander Gavrylyuk performs from the biggest stage the Institution offers in front of a few thousand adoring fans.
Named after a Brazilian slang word meaning “country bumpkin,” Matuto plans to intoxicate listeners with its vibrant and refreshing musical cocktail at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
Those who jumped, jived and wailed at the 2012 Amphitheater Ball can look forward to a repeat performance tonight. The Ladies First Big Band returns at 8 p.m. to a semi-benchless Amp for a concert that they expect will make Chautauquans of all ages get up and move.
“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.
Arrival from Sweden performs the music of ABBA at the amphitheater on Saturday, June 21.
Despite 40 years of performing in venues all over the world, everywhere from New York City to Sydney, Henry Wayne “K.C.” Casey, leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, still gets nervous before he performs.
“You always get nervous.” Casey said. “The day you’re not nervous is the day your career is over.”