As the 2018-2019 performing arts season barrels into its second month, let’s note that two of this week’s top picks happen south of the Port City. Tops in my opinion is the joyously melodic and energetic production of “Swingtime Canteen,” a jukebox musical running through Sunday at City Theater of Biddeford. Set in World War II, “Swingtime Canteen” is a patriotic dive into some of the best pop tunes of that era. Ogunquit Performing Arts has booked a pair of internationally known artists who will play consecutive Fridays, Oct. 5 and 12, in the 12th annual Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Piano Festival. In Portland, singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot appears on Saturday. A resident of suburban Boston, German-born Duvekot is currently touring in support of her latest CD, “Toward the Thunder,” ‘Swingtime Canteen’ “Thank Your Lucky Stars and Stripes” is a song title that sums up a very tuneful jukebox musical that’s … [Read more...] about Out & About: Wave the flag for ‘Swingtime Canteen’
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This weekend marks the sixth year of Jmblya, the hip-hop festival launched by local promoter Scoremore that visits Dallas, Austin and Houston over three days. Last year, the festival graduated from the Statesman’s parking lot to the Circuit of the Americas parking lot, expanding to two stages and welcoming top-dollar headliners like Chance the Rapper, Migos and Gucci Mane. This year’s outing corrected some of last year’s growing pains, such as a perilous lack of water, but it still had its hiccups.J. Cole performs Saturday, May 5, at Jmblya at Circuit of the Americas. Robert Hein/For American-Statesman Young Thug was a last-minute sub for a pregnant Cardi B, which stings a little extra because her fall itinerary opening for Bruno Mars doesn’t include Austin. (Mars will perform alongside Britney Spears at Formula 1 weekend in October.) But Thugger proved a worthy alternative, whipping the crowd into a fine frenzy despite his nearly inaudible microphone and a … [Read more...] about J. Cole schools mumble rappers and trap stars alike at Jmblya
Q: Can you settle a recurring argument my husband and I have been involved in for the last thirty years? It has to do with the great Bob Wills song “Big Ball’s in Cowtown.” My husband says that the song is “A Big Ball in Cowtown,” and that it’s about a big ball, or big party, in Fort Worth, and I say it’s about a Cowtown visit by a celebrated fella, or perhaps even a famous bull, who goes by the name “Big Balls.” I await your ruling. Stacy (and Stan) Willard, Tulsa, Oklahoma A: It’s no secret that the Texanist is a big fan of western swing music, as anyone within earshot of his morning showers or next to him at a stoplight or behind him in line at the post office can attest. It is by far his most listened-to, most sung, most hummed, and most whistled genre of music. And, of course, right there in the mix, on heavy rotation, is the jaunty “Big Ball’s in Cowtown,” one of western swing’s most memorable … [Read more...] about The Texanist: Bob Wills Played a Song About WHAT?!?
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1 of 8 View 8 Items Tracy Aviary Tracy Aviary’s resident Andean condor, Andy, is celebrating his 59th bird-day on Saturday. SALT LAKE CITY — Celebrate the Utah Jazz making the playoffs with Elvis, Alexander Hamilton and Andy, a 59-year-old condor. (Also, by watching the Jazz play, of course.) The much-anticipated Broadway show is finally here. If you weren't able to get tickets, there are plenty of other fun options including Thanksgiving Point's beautiful Tulip Festival, Provo band The National Parks and a stamp show. "Whose Live Anyway?" Starring members of the popular TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" this 90-minute improv show features hilarious games, scenes and songs. The quartet of comics is led by veteran Ryan Stiles. As usual, be ready to yell out suggestions, and if you're lucky, you may be serenaded with a song in the style of a Broadway show tune. Get ready to laugh April 13, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, U., … [Read more...] about Your Weekend: A visit from ‘Hamilton,’ Elvis and a 59-year-old condor