Past Concerts and Performances

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Jason Bishop

Jason Bishop was the youngest person to win the Magician's Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award and one of the youngest people to compete in the Society of American Magicians World-Class competition. "The Jason Bishop Show" now tours as the most dynamic illusion and magic show in the US. The show currently features exclusive grand illusions, award winning sleight of hand and "close-up" magic that is captured live and displayed on plasma and projection screens for the audience to have a clear view of every detail. Furthermore, Bishop is currently the only illusionist in the U.S. to tour with the Impossible Levitation, Plasma and Op-Art illusions. His performance abilities have led him from California to New York, North Africa to Australia, as well as most of the United States and numerous other countries, performing in such places as Hollywood's Magic Castle, Caroline's on Broadway and Cabaret Du Monde in Paris, France.

Friday, October 7, 2016 - Cherish the Ladies

With their unique spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish culture and puts forth an immensely humorous and entertaining package. Grammy Nominated Irish/American Supergroup.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Jim Witter

Jim Witter is back with a brand new show, paying tribute to one of the most iconic singer/songwriter/composers in popular music history...Barry Manilow. Reminisce as Jim and his band recreate these classic songs in their full Manilow splendor. Iconic songs and multi-media presentation.

April 5, 2016 - Kevin Johnson

Kevin has been a ventriloquist nearly all his life. It all started when he was nine years old, after his parents gave him his first pull-string dummy for Christmas. Having no formal training, he taught himself the art of ventriloquism over a four year period. He developed his technique from a parrot. It intrigued him that parrots could speak so clearly without the use of lips. So he re-learned how to speak all together with the use of his tongue and his throat. Is it any wonder that his two closest friends, Clyde and Matilda, are birds?

January 23, 2016 - Billy Dean

Billy Dean is a Grammy Award winner with 11 top ten singles and 5 number one hits. He has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and has appeared on numerous TV shows like Good Morning America, Regis and Kathy Lee and the Tonight Show. His influences are Billy Dean Sr., James Taylor, Merle Haggard and Kenny Rogers. He returns to the road one man, one guitar, piano and multimedia. The show highlights his greatest hits and showcases his skills as an accomplished guitarist, award winning songwriter and vocalist.

October 16, 2015 - Presidio Brass

Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, California, captivating audiences everywhere. In 2013 the they signed a sponsorship deal with Yamaha, making them an official Yamaha Performing Ensemble.

September 15, 2015 - Ronnie Kole

Jazz pianist Ronnie Kole is a class act and consummate performer who is popular in both his own country and overseas. The New Orleans-based musician spends much time abroad in Europe and Asia, where his smooth sound and elegant persona lend themselves to refined venues and guest appearances with symphony orchestras. Kole is a piano man's piano man, admired by many top stars in the business, from Harry Connick Jr. to Allen Toussaint.

March 31, 2015 - Live From Nashville

Country is back! Live From Nashville is a song and dance spectacular. Fully costumed and choreographed theatrical production; It's a century of celebrities and songs...the tradition that gave "Music City" its name.

February 26, 2015 - SAXsational!

In 2008, Rob Verdi introduced Live On Stage audiences to an exciting new show entitled "Saxophobia." The presentation offered audiences a glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever manufactured and paid tribute to legendary jazz artists who contributed to the development of jazz and popularity of the saxophone. "SAXsational", Verdi's latest musical project, invites your high school concert band, jazz band or local community band to share the stage with him. This exciting guest artist program includes custom musical arrangements that showcase a variety of rare saxophones and puts your local talent center stage! Together, Verdi and the band will explore a repertoire of classic melodies including swing and jazz standards, movie and television hits and pop favorites. Hear a tiny curved sopranino, the smallest sax, up to a tall 6-foot contrabass, the largest in the world and virtually everything in between.

January 21, 2015 - WindSync

Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync has distinguished itself among classical music ensembles as North America's foremost emerging wind quintet. The ensemble is recognized internationally for dramatic and adventurous programing in venues ranging from concert halls to museums, universities and schools. The young, energetic group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building connections with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence.

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November 14, 2014 - Al Simmons

One-man show in the tradition of Danny Kaye and Spike Jones. World-renowned, critically-acclaimed comedian delivers classic Vaudevillian comedy and musical humor, including instruments, props and costumes. Perfect for all ages.

October 7, 2014 - Redhead Express

Redhead Express is a vibrant, sweet harmony, 4-sister act hailing from Columbia, Tennessee. The Redheads have spent the past 6 years touring with their family band across the country, performing over 1400 shows at Fairs, Festivals and Performing Arts Centers. This fall they are recording their debut country album with renowned producer, Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum...). Their original songs, penned by the eldest sister, Kendra, are lyrically rich and soulful, laden with gorgeous, intricate harmonies and unique instrumental arrangements.

April 14, 2014 - Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101

Jesse Lynch is no stranger to Live On Stage. He has played piano for popular veterans Daniel Rodriguez and The American Tenors and has wowed audiences of his own playing everything from Beethoven and Bop to free jazz and contemporary compositions.

With an extensive professional history as a vocal accompanist and coach, as well as a student of both jazz and classical performance, Jesse is a genre-defying musician with the ability and passion to take on any style of music. Joined on bass and drums, Jesse Lynch leads audiences on a journey through the evolution and history of jazz through music and multi-media presentation in his touring program Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101.

This talented trio will crank up the heat on stage with explosive energy and electrifying technique in the sounds of Joplin, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats.

March 19, 2014 - The Gothard Sisters

Fierce, fast fiddling and a splash of lively step dancing are only a couple of reasons The Gothard Sisters will make you wish you were Irish.

Greta, Willow and Solana Gothard began classical violin training and competitive Irish dancing at a young age leading them to leadership positions in the local Youth Symphonies and to the Irish dancing World Championships where they competed in the solo category three years in a row. In 2007, the sisters were on a Seattle-based Irish dance team that placed second at the World Championships in Scotland. The Gothard Sisters have also developed additional talents on guitar, bodhran and voice and their love for music, dance and storytelling is their inspiration for performing and recording. Having recorded six CDs, their most recent Story Girl album won the 2011 Celtic Radio's Album of the Year.

A live show with these beautiful young ladies is family entertainment at its best.

January 24, 2014 - The Diamonds

With a "National Anthem of Rock and Roll" in their pockets, The Diamonds are more than seasoned performers. They are classic rock 'n' roll.

The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including "The Stroll" and the instant, million-selling hit "Little Darlin'" which has sold approximately 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds have learned that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. The newest quartet members, playing saxophone and trombone joined with piano and drums, continue to expand their audience by performing in a variety of venues and touring Europe, South America, and Asia.

Three gold records...thirty-three appearances on American Bandstand...inductions into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame...

If you miss a show - you'll be missing rock 'n' roll history!

November 6, 2013 - Laurie Rubin

Many are born, but few are chosen to share such an unbelievably inspirational and beautiful talent such as that of Laurie Rubin.

Laurie Rubin is visually impaired, but she has a magical ability to connect with the souls of others by using her voice and deep passion for music. A mezzo-soprano with a majestic aura, Laurie has received high praise from The New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini, who wrote that she possesses "compelling artistry," and "communicative power," Recent career highlights include her UK solo recital debut performance at Wigmore Hall in London, her solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola.

Her second CD recording, Do You Dream in Color displays her innate gifts as more than just a heavenly talent. Laurie Rubin is an inspiring and rousing artist who will compel anyone within ears' length to sit and stay a while.

October 7, 2013 - Dale Gonyea

At the age of five, Dale Gonyea got up very early one morning and, without a single lesson, spontaneously began playing the piano. His parents were astonished because they did not have a piano. They decided he either needed therapy or music lessons. Therapy was expensive, so they bought a piano and a career was born.

Dale Gonyea uses the piano to springboard his unique brand of humor. He has written numerous songs for Disney and for stars like Bette Midler, Ray Stevens and Rich Little. He has earned an Emmy, a Clio nomination and his song-spoof, "I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow" was Grammy-nominated for Comedy Record of the Year. Television appearances include Evening at the Improv, TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes and special musical reporter on Entertainment Tonight.

Utilizing multi-media, audiences will be captivated this season with hearty laughter and song as Dale personalizes each performance with a taste of local character and spirit.

March 14, 2013 - Alice Tan Ridley

This underground diva is going places, and she's not taking the subway to get there. Chances are you've heard Alice Tan Ridley's name - and not because she's the mother of Oscar-nominated "Precious" actress Gabourey Sidibe.

Known as the "New York City Subway Idol," she's done more than simply serenade the people of the city. She also sang "Amazing Grace" in the film Rize and "America the Beautiful" in the film Heights, and in 2007 she won an Emmy for her role in the documentary Military Families.

After nearly a decade of performing in the subways of New York City, covering songs such as "I Will Survive," "My Heart Will Go On" and "Billy Jean," Alice decided to audition for TV's America's Got Talent. America fell in love, the judges were blown away and Alice was dubbed "Best Unsigned Artist 2011" by the NY Music Awards. Alice has been uncovered - and NYC's secret talent is ready to share her soul with audiences across the country.

Ricky Nelson Remembered - February 27, 2013

Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in entertainment history with three generations of #1 hitmakers, the Nelson family is an American Entertainment Dynasty.

Ricky Nelson was America's original "Teen Idol." He established himself as one of the most important rock artists of the '50s and '60s with over 100 million record sales and three #1's of his own. His sons, Mathew and Gunnar, had double-platinum success in the early 1990s with three Top 10 singles, four #1 MTV videos, five Top 40 Billboard Hits and they have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide.

In Ricky Nelson Remembered, Mathew and Gunnar Nelson breathe new life into their father's hit songs, "Hello Mary Lou," "Travelin' Man," "Garden Party," along with many more. Their soaring sibling harmonies are accompanied by never before seen video footage of the Nelson family with interviews from celebrities influenced by their iconic father. "We have the broadest age demographic on the planet...8 to 80," says Mathew Nelson. "And we love 'em all."

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The Legacy of Floyd Cramer featuring Jason Coleman - January 5, 2013

Floyd Cramer is one of the most admired instrumentalists of all time. His signature piano styling is exemplified by the smash hit, "Last Date," and can be heard on classic songs by countless music legends, including Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley.

Floyd's distinctive sound is still alive and powerful today through the music of his grandson, Jason Coleman, who has been playing the piano since he could reach the keys. After Jason made his Grand Ole Opry debut at age 17, he was given the honor of playing for the Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony recognizing his grandfather's induction into the Hall of Fame. Jason has taken to the studio and stage for his own career producing a collection of his own albums and embarking on his first-ever nationwide tour. The Legacy of Floyd Cramer highlights the songs that featured Floyd on the original recordings or were Floyd's own self-penned hits. With these exciting and nostalgic performances, Jason Coleman is ensuring the "legacy continues."

Collin Raye - October 20, 2012

One of the true hitmakers of the 1990s, Collin Raye still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with honesty and richness. His five platinum albums, sixteen #1 hits, and twenty-four top 10's are enough proof of the inspiration Collin creates and the connection he's formed with his fans.

Nominated five times as country music Male Vocalist of the Year, Collin continues to do what he loves: share his passion. Whether it's delivering the unforgettable lines of his first No. 1 hit, "Love, Me," or supporting an array of various organizations, such as Boys Town and Special Olympics, Collin has truly touched the lives of many. At the 2001 Country Radio Seminar, Clint Black presented him with the organization's Humanitarian of the Year award. Collin's career has been built on meaningful songs and issue-oriented music. And with chart-toppers like "One Boy, One Girl," On the Verge," "What the Heart Wants," "Every Second," and "That Was a River," Collin Raye is ready to take on another round of success.

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42Five - September 18, 2012

What's an instrumental band with no instruments? It's not "magic" or "make believe." It's simply the voices of five guys: Ryan, Earl, Geoff, Danny and Layne known better as 42Five. They've come together to create a new form of entertainment singing songs we all love, from the '60s to the tunes of today, including Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" and Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World." This award-winning a capella quintet is the entertainment for all ages, for all families and for all size audiences. From the trumpet to the drums, you'll hear it all from their voices without a glimpse of shiny brass or drumsticks scattered on the floor. This new, innovative group is setting the bar high and using their technique to bring to life vocal impossibilities. Not only do they melt audiences with their flawless harmonies, their charming sense of humor is sure to create a stir in the hearts of everyone.

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Indigo Ensemble - March 9, 2012

What does it take for an accomplished chamber quartet to set aside Ravel and Bach? Jazz - cool, bluesy jazz. The Indigo Ensemble is multinational and multitalented, joined in an eager exploration of music. Rodrigo Guzman is a classical concert guitarist who easily transitions to more modern fare. Johannes Neupertis is a virtuoso violinist, adept at everything from Schubert to swing to Sting. Double bassist Peter Nelson is at home both with philharmonics and local jazz clubs. And Rafael de Torres works as a concert pianist but relaxes behind whatever keyboard he faces. This exhilarating group's instrumentation is nontraditional, and their repertoire is completely uninhibited, ranging from Duke Ellington to Jimi Hendrix, Astor Piazzolla and Hugo Blanco. Their singular goal is to create intimate and exciting music without borders, connecting with each other and the audience.


Deborah Henson-Conant - February 8, 2012

Deborah Henson-Conant is a Grammy-Nominated recording artist and the world's premier electric harpist. She's known for her high energy shows with orchestra and on solo stages, her evocative singing voice, her fusion of music and theater - and.for transforming the classical concert harp into a "Street Harp" - a powerful, fully electric instrument a seventh of the size of a concert harp and fully electric. Her playing ranges from full-out bluesy to heart wrenching ballad. This is a feel-good, outside-the-box, bring-the-folks-you-love kind of show for audiences of all genders and ages- folks who want to celebrate what it means to passionately follow your own creative path.

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Mark Masri, tenor - November 12, 2011

This underground diva is going places, and she's not taking the subway to get there. Chances are you've heard Alice Tan Ridley's name - and not because she's the mother of Oscar-nominated "Precious" actress Gabourey Sidibe.

Known as the "New York City Subway Idol," she's done more than simply serenade the people of the city. She also sang "Amazing Grace" in the film Rize and "America the Beautiful" in the film Heights, and in 2007 she won an Emmy for her role in the documentary Military Families.

After nearly a decade of performing in the subways of New York City, covering songs such as "I Will Survive," "My Heart Will Go On" and "Billy Jean," Alice decided to audition for TV's America's Got Talent. America fell in love, the judges were blown away and Alice was dubbed "Best Unsigned Artist 2011" by the NY Music Awards. Alice has been uncovered - and NYC's secret talent is ready to share her soul with audiences across the country.

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Carpe Diem String Quartet - October 1, 2011

Carpe Diem String Quartet, is an exciting ensemble that has captured the imagination of audiences, the respect of critics, and is one of the most versatile quartets of their generation. Carpe Diem has earned critical acclaim with innovative programming, electrifying performances, and a passion for audience engagement. The group's musical passion has led them down the paths of gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz inspired music, but the quartet is equally at home with the traditional string quartet repertoire. Carpe Diem has become the premier American indie string quartet.

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The New Christy Minstrels - October 1, 2010

The New Christy Minstrels, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, made their national television debut on the Andy Williams Show. Since then, under the direction of Randy Sparks, the group's many accomplishments have included Grammy awards, numerous gold records, and entertaining at the White House.

Sparks invented the big folk group concept and format in 1961. He actually sat down with a pen and a notebook and designed his dream band, a happy blending of the exuberance of the Kingston Trio with the choral harmony of the Norman Luboff Choir. In the years that followed, the popular folk ensemble opened the door for stars including Kenny Rogers, John Denver and Kim Carnes.

The New Christy Minstrels' performances during the 2010-11 concert season feature Sparks joined by seven other performers in concert. Many in the audience will relive the peaceful times as well as the intense excitement of clapping and singing along with these seasoned professionals. The group recorded more than 20 albums and had hits including "Green, Green," "Saturday Night" and "Today." "Green, Green" sold one million copies in 1963 and was awarded a gold disc.

Still engaging audiences around the globe are Sparks and no less than three original New Christy Minstrels and several new ones. With all the old magic still there, the New Christy Minstrels are delighting fans and creating new ones in every performance.

Buddy Jewell - March 12, 2011

Buddy quickly rose to fame in 2003 as the first winner of USA Network's "Nashville Star." Having hit songs like "Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)" and "Sweet Southern Comfort," and achieving gold status on his debut album by selling over five hundred thousand copies, haven't changed this Arkansas-native's priorities in his day-to-day life. Second only to his relationship with God is his family. Jewell's roles as devoted husband to Tene and proud father to three beautiful children (Buddy III, Lacey and Joshua) are the subject of the autobiographical "When I'm Good and Gone." Written with good friend Leslie Satcher, this ballad (with heartfelt sincerity) reflects on the hopes and dreams of a dedicated husband and father.

Blessed with three healthy children of his own, Jewell has recently partnered with Compassion International to aid impoverished children around the world. For over 50 years, Compassion has been dedicated to releasing children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Buddy traveled with Compassion in 2010 to Guatemala, to not only help in the much-needed physical aid of the children there (food, shelter and health care), but also to bring public awareness to the important role faith can lead in the crisis of poverty. Today, Compassion International helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.

Barbra & Frank, The Concert that Never Was - April 29, 2011

Although Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra never actually worked together, it's tantalizing to think what might have been. The Concert That Never Was features segments simulating Streisand and Sinatra in masterful duets, including Somewhere, Something Stupid and New York, New York.

Sharon Owens, who has a stunning resemblance in both appearance and voice to Barbra Streisand, joins Sebastian Anzaldo, who looks and sounds like a young, Frank Sinatra -- so much so in fact that on the ABC hit show, The Next Best Thing, he came in 2nd to none other than Elvis!

Accompanied by piano, this dynamic musical duo brings audiences to their feet with music and memories from two of America's greatest music icons, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra!