This was more than a “and then I recorded” show, as Alpert did play a medley of his hits, adding some Great American Songbook tunes and a few newer, lesser known ones. He chatted with the appreciative audience, displayed his modern art on screens behind the band, showed a couple of videos, accompanied his wife in some great Latin music, and came back for an encore after the longest sustained standing ovation I’ve heard in a long time.
Coming up at the Park
The Freestyle Rush Concert, featuring George Lamondi, TKA/K7, Lisette Melendez, Shannon, Sweet Sensation, Freeze, and Coro will be at the Park this Saturday, April 28, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39 and $49, and Joe Manfredi productions predict a sellout.
Decades Rewind, featuring the hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s make a stop at the Park on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Decades Rewind is a national touring music production, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show. Disco, funk, rock and Motown all take center stage in this brand new show featuring over 60 songs, 100 costume changes and nostalgic video.
From Aretha Franklin to Zeppelin, she offers musical memories that will have you singing and dancing. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Darlene Love, one of the greatest singers of all time, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, will be at the Park on Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Her hits include “He’s a Rebel,” “Today I Meet the Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home” and the #1 holiday classic, “Christmas Baby Please Come Home.”
Love continues to captivate her audiences worldwide. Her new CD has received critical acclamation, and she has become a frequent guest on TV shows. Tickets are $37 to $57.
Mariza, Portugal’s sensational Fado Diva, will be at the Park on Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m. From having a small group of fans in Lisbon, Mariza has grown quickly become one of the most widely acclaimed stars of the International Music circuit. She has headlined at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Paris Olympia, and the Sidney Opera House, and now here she comes to Cranston, Rhode Island. Tickets are $37-$57 for this rare treat.
For tickets and information about these unique shows, call 467-7275 or go online at ParkTheatreRI.com.