Jesse Goodman & The Henry Miller Library Present Pink Martini In a Benefit For The Henry Miller Library
"I'm Dreaming of A Pink Christmas: Jesse Goodman Presents Pink Martini in a Benefit for the Miller Memorial Library!”
Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Big Sur cultural institution; special guests include David Meltzer, hailed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti as "one of the greats of post-World-War-Two San Francisco poets”
Full disclosure: Portland-based Pink Martini isn't your average band. Its repertoire falls "somewhere between a 1930’s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band, and Japanese film noir."
And that's just how people like it. This self-proclaimed “little orchestra,” which effortlessly draws inspiration from classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, has sold out concert halls around the world — and now they're bringing their rivetingly unique musical pastiche to the Golden State Theater in a benefit performance for the nonprofit Henry Miller Memorial Library!
“The songs swoosh past like fabulous gowns in a vintage parade.”— The Telegraph (UK)
Joining Pink Martini will be David Meltzer, Beat Generation poet, jazz guitarist, and author of more than 50 books of poetry and prose.
The Henry Miller Memorial Library and Jesse Goodman Presents
This performance marks the 11th annual benefit concert curated by Jesse Goodman Presents for Big Sur's Henry Miller Memorial Library, a 501 (c) 3 arts center, bookstore, and performance space dubbed by CNN as “the beating cultural heart of Big Sur.”
Pink Martini has joined some rarified company — previous Jesse Goodman-curated benefits performances have included Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Henry Rollins, Rufus Wainwright, Father John Misty, and most recently, Cibo Matto.
Your Support Matters — Here's Why
Pink Martini's generous performance could not come at a more opportune time. As Big Sur continues to attract more visitors from all over the world, the Library must transition from a sleepy cabin in the woods (it's the former home of Henry Miller's friend Emil White) into a financially sustainable, legally compliant, and perpetually vibrant oasis for future generations of travelers, artists, and seekers. It's hard and expensive work.
The Library's to-do list includes installing a proper public water system, upgrading bathrooms to facilitate compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, implementing a new parking plan in collaboration with county officials to accommodate unprecedented traffic volume, and much more.
Proceeds from this event will help us address these important challenges.
To learn more about the Henry Miller Memorial Library, please visit henrymiller.org and thanks for your support!Buy Tickets
Isaak's best known song is "Wicked Game". Though released on the 1989 album Heart Shaped World, an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart. In 1999, Isaak's "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" was featured in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut. The song is on his 1995 Forever Blue album.
Isaak composed a theme song for U.S. late-night television variety/talk show, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. In 2001, Isaak starred in his own television show, The Chris Isaak Show. It aired from March 2001 to March 2004 in the United States on the cable television network Showtime.
In 2004, his track "Life Will Go On" was featured on Chasing Liberty's soundtrack, which starred Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode.
Come TANGO WITH THE STARS!
See Guest Artists ANNA TREBUNSKAYA and
DMITRY CHAPLIN as seen on DANCING WITH THE STARS
performing in LUIS BRAVO’S
Internationally acclaimed FOREVER TANGO!!
FOREVER TANGO celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina, with six world-class Argentine Tango couples, a traditional Argentine 1930s style vocalist and eleven piece orchestra, featuring the instrument of the tango, the bandoneón, a 19th century German accordion. For this tour only, guest artists Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin, of Dancing with the Stars and renown, join the company. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Luis Bravo.
FOREVER TANGO opened on Broadway in June of 1997 for what was expected to be an eight-week engagement, but ran for 14 months! Its 92-week run in San Francisco set a record for longest run for a touring show. Sizzling reviews and enthusiastic word of mouth reports have created a huge demand for tickets and forced FOREVER TANGO's run to be extended again and again.
Anna Trebunskaya is a veteran of ABC's Emmy award winning Dancing With the Stars. She is #1 on the list of the Top 10 Hottest Dancing with the Stars Female Pro Dancers. Dmitry Chaplin is one of America's top 10 dancers performing on Dancing with the Stars and as a dancer, Emmy-nominated choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance and recently appeared in Fox’s TV show, Bones.
SELFIE WITH THE STARS-Those purchasing VIP tickets have the opportunity to meet, mingle, and take your picture with as seen on Dancing with the Stars, ANNA TREBUNSKAYA and DMITRY CHAPLIN. VIP tickets include: meet-n-greet, preferred seating and a Forever Tango CD. Buy Tickets
You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.
Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. And now in 2013, their Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing), and it’s companion The Warmth of the Sun marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.
Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from sundrenched summer festivals to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events worldwide. In 1974 Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a tempest that rocked the music world.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Buy Tickets
Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite
Mississippi born Charlie Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. The harmonica master, also a respected singer and songwriter in his own right, has won countless awards during his legendary career including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and collaborated with innumerable musical giants of the past 50 years including Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder and the aforementioned Hooker, just to name to name a few.
North Mississippi Allstars
North Mississippi Allstars formed in 1996, the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson. The North Mississippi Allstars released their debut album, Shake Hands With Shorty, in 2000. After receiving 3 Grammy nominations for ‘Best Contemporary Blues Album’ the North Mississippi Allstars earned the reputation as one of the most intriguing acts to emerge from the loam of Southern blues and roots rock. In 2008, after five studio albums and more than a decade touring together, the Dickinsons decided to branch out and pursue other projects. The brothers reunited in 2010 to record Keys to the Kingdom after the passing of their father. As Rolling Stone Magazine aptly notes, “The Allstars may be children of tradition, but they’re digging deep in undiscovered country.”
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even further, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica.
Black’s continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of Country music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989 debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the Triple Platinum Killin’ Time, marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre. CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.
Released while Black was still an unknown Texas-based artist and writer, Killin’ Time boasted five #1 hits – unprecedented from a debut album in any genre – and won Black a collection of awards that included: Country Music Association Horizon Award, Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite New Male Country Artist, Academy of Country Music Best New Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Best Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Album of the Year (Killin’ Time), and Academy of Country Music Single of the Year (“A Better Man”).
For Black, Killin’ Time was only the beginning. Put Yourself in My Shoes followed in 1990, and quickly went Triple Platinum. Since then, Black has had nearly two dozen #1 hit singles, and almost as many Top 5 and Top 10 hits – all of them his original compositions, which is itself a notable rarity in popular music. The overall number of his awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, surpasses the number of his hit records, while he has performed for a staggering number of dedicated music fans in concerts through the years.Buy Tickets