Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Naturally 7

Naturally 7 comes to Tampa!
‎7 Men, 7 Voices, 7 Shows! - Naturally 7 is coming back home to play a 7 show East Coast Tour

Naturally 7 charms fans where ever they perform with their rich harmonies, an unbelievable ability to replicate instruments (Vocal Play) and a stage presence that can be felt in every seat of the house.

What is the difference between Vocal Play and a cappella? A cappella is defined as singing without instruments. Vocal Play is singing AS instruments.


Naturally 7 is a "Band" that started officially in NYC in 1999. What makes N7 special is that every instrument and sound is created from the human voice. There are NO actual drums, guitars, horns, flutes, etc.!

The "band" started as more of a traditional a cappella singing group...but wanting to be unique they abandoned the a cappella label and set out to develop a new sound that they now call 'VOCAL PLAY'. What is the difference? Acappella is defined as singing without instruments. VOCAL PLAY is singing AS INSTRUMENTS, becoming an instrument with the voice.

In 2003 Naturally 7 released its first cd on SONY/BMG. It was distributed in a number of Europe countries as well as Japan. The cd was called 'What Is It?' Because the sound and the concept was so new and different THAT question was asked constantly. The single, "Music is the Key" (a duet with German superstar Sarah Connor) went to 1 on the German charts. Following the success of 'What Is It?' the band continued working and developing Vocal Play. The first single "Feel It (In the Air Tonight)" of their "Ready II Fly" album topped the charts.

Many consider their Live Show as one of the best in the world and their performances have landed them on some of the worlds biggest television programs (The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Tonight Show, and The Royal Variety Performance of 2008, to name a few).
With Naturally 7, seeing is truly believing!

Come see them this month! Sunday, March 20 at 8 p.m. Click HERE for tickets!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Add These To Your Calendar

We have great new shows to announce!

Ms. Lauryn Hill (at The Ritz Ybor) - March 23 - tickets on sale now
Doors open at 9 p.m.
Chanteuse, rapper, songwriter, actress, activist and mother, Ms. Lauryn Hill began her career with The Fugees, a hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s. She embarked on a solo career: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) and MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 (2006).

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill was universally acclaimed by critics and earned her an incredible five Grammys: Album of the Year, Best R&B Album, Best New Artist, and Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for hit single "Doo Wop (That Thing)". The Miseducation ... has also gone on to sell around 18 million copies worldwide.


Pawn Stars - May 14 - tickets on sale now
You’ve seen them on the History Channel’s #1 show with more than 7 million viewers each week, PAWN STARS and now it’s your chance to meet Rick, Corey and Chumlee in person! Entertainment Events, Inc presents The Pawn Stars Gold & Silver Road Show. After you have purchased tickets to the show, send us a picture of your collectable items to pawn@entertainmentevents.com and if you hear back from us, you may be selected to bring your item to the show and negotiate directly with the PAWN STARS! The guys are bringing $500,000 to each show in purchasing power! During the live show, you might be picked to play the Pawn Stars' version of The Price is Right or Are You Smarter Than a Chumlee? Get your tickets now to the History Channel’s Pawn Stars Gold & Silver Road Show, the only show of its kind.


Cake Boss - June 3 - tickets on sale Sunday, March 20
Celebrity baker Buddy Valastro comes to Tampa for an evening of cakes, stories, and fun. In this rare live, interactive event, TLC's Cake Boss' will share stories behind his hit series and his colorful Italian family, answer audience questions, and give a live demonstration of the techniques that have made him one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the nation. Buddy has a big personality, and an even bigger heart! Bring the whole family for a night with the Cake Boss.


Tracy Morgan - June 4 - tickets on sale Friday, March 18
Morgan’s past “SNL” characters include Astronaut Jones, Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet, Bronx resident Dominican Lou, Reggie Owens of “Wong and Owens: Ex-Porn Stars,” “Good Morning With Liza!” sidekick Captain Munclair Vanderhousen III, Tate Witherspoon of the tough-talking law firm Russell & Tate, Uncle Jemima’s Mash Liquor and “Judge Judy” bailiff Bert. He was also in the 2008 movie First Sunday with Ice Cube, Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Death at a Funeral with Chris Rock.

Apart from being a stand-out cast member on Saturday Night Live, Morgan contributed to the hilarious Comedy Central (and now MTV) series named Crank Yankers. Morgan plays a character from the inner city named Spoonie Luv.

Morgan is currently starring on the hit TV series 30 Rock. Morgan plays an almost-crazy (ironic?) TV star named Tracy Jordan. Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon spends most of her time trying to keep Tracy Jordan out of trouble and on track. Seeing that 30 Rock is loosely based on the backstage antics at Saturday Night Live, it’s a wonder that Morgan’s character has a different last name at all.


Celtic Thunder - October 13 - tickets on sale Friday, March 18
Following the success of their last four shows, the new Celtic Thunder show Heritage accentuates the musical culture of Ireland. Celtic Thunder features performances by fan-favorites Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson and the newest member of the ensemble, Emmet Cahill. Delivering stirring and show-stopping performances, Celtic Thunder returns to their distinct Irish roots with this inspired collection of songs, including the sweet and tranquil "Kindred Spirits", the rousing jig, "A Place In The Choir", the seductive “Black Is The Color,” and the upbeat "Whiskey In The Jar," to name a few.

Celtic Thunder had the distinct honor of performing for President Obama at The White House’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration in 2009, and they also opened New York City’s famed St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 5th Avenue two consecutive years in a row (2008 & 2009). They have also performed on the Today Show, CBS Early Show’s Saturday Second Cup Café, and numerous regional shows in major cities across America. Of their live performances, The Virginian-Pilot noted, “no matter what they tackle they do it with ‘beaucoup’ energy” and The New York Times described the group as “a Fab Five peddling Celtic stylings.”


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

“FOREVER” as a single

PHOTO CREDIT: ©2010 DreamWorks Theatricals (Joan Marcus)

Today DreamWorks will release “FOREVER” as a single!

“FOREVER” is the new song written just for the SHREK THE MUSICAL national tour, where Dragon and Donkey meet and fall in love (sort of).

Sung by Carrie Compere, Alan Mingo Jr., and the company of the SHREK THE MUSICAL national tour.

The recording is FANTASTIC, and we are thrilled that Decca Records is releasing it as a single.

SHREK THE MUSICAL will be at the Straz Center May 3-8
Show Dates & Times:
Tue. 7:30 p.m., Wed. 7:30 p.m., Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 03, 2011

Meet Jayne Trinette

Jayne Trinette is a Broadway actress and singer that has traveled throughout the US and abroad. Performing in The Lion King, Caroline Or Change and Smokey Joes Café has proven that musical theatre is a terrific fit for this soprano mezzo belter.

Jayne’s next show is right here at the Straz Center!

Jazz at the Straz: Tribute to Lena Horne is Sat., March 5 in Maestro’s Restaurant. Doors will open at 9 p.m. and the show will start at 9:30 p.m.

Come enjoy music by James Crumbly and Jayne Trinette. And, hit the dance floor.

There will be table service. Tapas, cocktails and other a la cart menu items available for purchase.

Visit http://www.jaynetrinette.com/