Monthly Archives: August 2011

See photos from Marvin Does Broadway!

On August 6th, Marvin and the Pasadena POPS were joined by Cady Huffman (Ulla from The Producers) and Anne Runolfsson & Gary Mauer from Phantom of the Opera. Check out these pictures! (Photography by Robert Caughron)

Anne Runolfsson

Cady Huffman

Gary Mauer

Kids love POPS concerts too!

Marvin and Dallas Raines discussed the weather

Gershwin on the Green

No one composer has ever captured the spirit of American music like George Gershwin.  The mere mention of his name evokes memories of the Jazz Age, The Roaring 20’s, flappers and a wealth of musicals that came from a creative imagination unmatched by his contemporaries.  These rhapsodic sounds, from opera to concert, Vaudeville to Broadway,  wash over the Arboretum Green in an incomparable Gershwin extravaganza featuring pianist Kevin Cole in Rhapsody in Blue, critically acclaimed as the definitive interpreter of the music of George Gershwin.

What a perfect way to end the season—Who could ask for anything more?

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Experience Kevin Cole performing Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue:

La Dolce Vita

Ah, summer!  And with summer comes the sweet life.  Enjoy the passionate sounds of Italy in this magnifico program delivered with the vocal prowess and seduction of pop-opera group Poperazzi performing hit songs from Pavarotti to Jersey Boys, classic Sinatra to Louis Prima and everything in between. It’s certain you’ll be speaking with your hands and craving a gelato by the end of this magical evening!

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Watch a preview of Poperazzi below:

Michael Feinstein in Concert

An artist who needs no description, the incomparable multi-platinum selling, five-time GRAMMY nominee, Michael Feinstein joins the Pasadena POPS for an effervescent evening of the music that defies the ages.  The Pittsburgh Herald-Tribune says “Michael Feinstein has won fame as singer and pianist, and affection too for reviving the Great American Songbook with devotion and integrity.” Humming along is most definitely encouraged!

Go behind the scenes with Michael as he discusses his latest album, The Sinatra Project, Vol II: The Good Life:

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They’re Playing Our Song

The Pasadena POPS starts its inaugural season at the lavish LA Arboretum with the perfect blend of comedy, nostalgia and music! Robert Klein, recently hailed by Publisher’s Weekly as “an artist who unfurls an array of captivating anecdotes with wry wit and honesty,” and television sweetheart Lucie Arnaz, well-known for her electric charisma, perform together in a unique concert version of Hamlisch’s own Broadway musical They’re Playing Our Song along with a special musical tribute to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The perfect beginning to any POPS season!

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See photos from Marvin Does Marvin!

Check out photos of Marvin Hamlisch’s fabulous debut at the helm of the Pasadena POPS! Guest Artist was J. Mark McVey, Les Miserables’ Jean Valjean.