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Tower of Power added to Admiral season

Tower of Power, who started off funkafizing the San Francisco East Bay area back in 1968 and became international hitmakers, will play at the Admiral Theatre on Jan. 26, the theater announced via their Facebook page.

The Tuesday evening show will start at 7 p.m., with casual-menu eats available after the doors open at 6. Tickets range from $75 on the main floor to $20 in the upper balcony.

With hits like “What Is Hip?” and “You’re Still a Young Man,” Tower of Power was one of the most influential of the bands that rose from the San Francisco scene in the late 1960s. Through more than 40 years and a number of personnel changes, the band has continued to tour heavily, including annual visits to the Pacific Northwest (they do an annual Thankband2_smsgiving-week residency at Jazz Alley in Seattle), where they’ve always been favorites.

The current incarnation of the band includes original members Emilio Castillo (tenor sax and vocals), Steve Kupka (baritone sax), Francis Rocco Prestia (bass) and David Garibaldi (drums). Roger Smith (keyboards), Tom E. Politzer (tenor sax), Adolpho Acosta (trumpet), Jerry Cortez (guitar), Sal Cracchiolo (trumpet) and Ray Greene (lead vocals) fill out the lineup.

Quoting the Admiral’s release:

“TOP toured with Sly Stone and Creedence Clearwater Revival, creating traffic jams when they started to headline their own shows. They performed on records with Neil Diamond, Smokey Robinson, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, and Dionne Warwick, and influenced a generation of musicians (including Sting, who has told Emilio Castillo, founder of the group, that he once had a “Tower of Power clone band” before he formed The Police). In the 1980s, they backed Huey Lewis and the News on world tours. They continued to play their own music in between Lewis’s gigs.

“Tower of Power is experiencing a renaissance, touring most of every year and packing venues in the United States, the Pacific Rim, and all over Europe with its audience of new and old fans. On June 6, 2004, The California Music Association inducted Tower of Power with a Lifetime Achievement Award and cited their 2003 Sony Legacy anthology Havin’ Fun as soul/R&B album of the year, beating out releases by En Vogue and Raphael Saadiq. When asked to describe the band’s music, former Tower saxophonist Lenny Pickett, now musical director for the Saturday Night Live band says, “TOP is the world’s best rhythm and blues band.” In reality, TOP’s horn-driven, in-your-face sound is all its own.”

I’ve seen TOP a number of times over the years (although never on this side of the Sound), and have never been disappointed. Looking forward to getting back to the fun(k).

Information: 36-373-6743, admiraltheatre.org

— MM

Latin Rhythms Will Emanate From The Source

This from our friends at the Admiral Theatre:

Deseo Carmin will perform their favorite Latin American and original songs in a 7 p.m. show June 10 at The Source, in downtown Bremerton on Fifth Street, adjacent to the Admiral Theatre.
Wielding flamenco guitars and propulsive percussives, frontwoman Stella Rossi and bandmates Fernando Allende and Andre Stomma make music rife with Latin American and Spanish rhythms that is both listenable and danceable.
General admission tickets are $20. Information: (360) 373-6743, admiraltheatre.org.

More later …  — MM

Splat! Admiral Adds Gallagher Show

This from our friends at the Admiral Theatre:


Thursday, June 24, 2010
Show: 8 pm


Gallagher will shower the audience with humor, pureed fruit salad and other food groups. More than flying bits of food, Gallagher’s show incorporates intelligent social and political commentary as only he can deliver. Add to this oddball props and you have the ingredients of one of the most calculating performers in the entertainment world!

You may want to show up “Pre-Gallagherized” in your raincoat, goggles, sunglasses and umbrellas if you purchase tickets in the “Sledge Zone.” Gallagher gives 100 percent before and during the Sledge-O-Matic show, posing for pictures and signing autographs. Flash photography is allowed and encouraged for THIS SHOW ONLY.

Sledge Zone Reserved (Main Floor Front & Center) $50;
Main Floor Reserved (non-Sledge Zone) $40;
Loge Reserved $30; Balcony Reserved $25

Information: (360) 373-6743, admiraltheatre.org

More later …  — MM

Makepeace Brothers Booked into the Source

This from our friends at the Admiral Theatre:

The Source Presents: The Makepeace Brothers

BREMERTON – The Makepeace Brothers will be performing one night only at the Admiral Theatre’s new performing space, The Source, on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 7 p.m.  General Admission Tickets are $20.

Known for their timeless and infectious harmonies and breezy “front-porch rifts” which inspire fans to sing and dance, the Makepeace Brothers thrill crowds worldwide. Since completing their international tour, “Music Magic Makepeace” with Atlantic Records recording artist Jason Mraz, the Makepeace Brothers continue to play to enthusiastic audiences around the US, Canada, and the UK. Their extensive catalog of upbeat songs, from their self-titled debut album, including “Things Gonna Wait” and “I Can Always Do It” get fans up and dancing while songs “Hero” and “Lovely” serve as anthems to their message of love, one world, peace, and consciousness.

Tickets and information: (360) 373-6743, admiraltheatre.org. The box office is at 515 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton, and is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.  The Source is located on Fifth Street around the corner from the Admiral Theatre.

More later …  — MM

Montoya Replaces Stranded Musselwhite at Admiral

Up a few minutes ago at kitsapsun.com:

Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite, stranded in Europe by the continuing misbehavior of Iceland’s Hekla Volcano, won’t get to Bremerton for his scheduled April 23 concert at the Admiral Theatre.
The theater announced Monday morning that Musselwhite would be a no-show, and would be replaced by California blues guitarist Coco Montoya and his band. Show time and ticket prices remain the same.
Montoya is a 10-year veteran of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers prior to his solo career. The left-hander — who plays a guitar strung for a right-handed player — learned his blues style from Albert Collins while he was playing drums in Collins’ band in the mid-1970s.
He released his seventh solo CD, “I Want It All Back,” earlier this year.
Information: (360) 373-6743, admiraltheatre.org.

More later …  — MM

Admiral Adds Second ‘Bjorn Again’ Show

Bjorn Again … Again.

The Admiral Theatre, to no one’s surprise, has added a second show for the ABBA tribute “Bjorn Again: the ABBA Experience.”

The added show will be Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. The original show is April 30 at 8 p.m., with a dinner option (served at 6:30 p.m. with reservations). But tickets for the original must’ve been getting pretty scarce, hence the second show.

Let’s think about this for a second … Death Cab couldn’t get a second show at the Admiral, so this is pretty impressive …

Ticket info is at (360) 373-6743 or admiraltheatre.org

More later …  — MM

Harold and His Purple Crayon Trade Night for Day

This from our friends at the Admiral Theatre:

BREMERTON –Due to a scheduling conflict, the 7 p.m. performance of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” scheduled on Friday, March 12 has been cancelled. Although we will not offer “Harold and the Purple Crayon” as an evening program, we were able to add a 12:30 p.m. performance to our School Day Series on the same day.

Patrons who have purchased tickets are asked to call the Admiral Theatre ticket office, (360) 373-6743 to receive a refund or to exchange their tickets for select shows. Information: admiraltheatre.org.

More later …  — MM

It’s ‘Sounds of the Season’ Time at the Admiral

This from our friends at the Admiral Theatre:

BREMERTON – The Admiral Theatre has selected 21 acts to perform in its 11th Annual “Sounds of the Season” Community Talent Competition at 7 p.m. Dec. 1.  Over 55 acts auditioned for the chance to compete for the Grand Prize and an opportunity to perform on the West Sound’s finest performing arts stage.  The evening show will include local singers, dancers, and musicians in a fast-paced variety show featuring Comedian/Juggler Greg Bennick from Seattle as Emcee.

This year’s performers/finalists include two groups from Port Orchard’s Just for Kicks School of Dance – Senior Allegro Musical Theatre and Just For Kicks Select; Bluegrass Band, Marilyn Kay & Co., of Poulsbo; song and dance acts by Erynn Hanson from Port Orchard; Aleasha Crestik-Johnson and Merriah Walsh of Silverdale; Paige Lawson of Gig Harbor; and Alyssa Melinger of Silverdale; The Tanaka Sisters Piano Ensemble, Byte of Bach of Poulsbo; Mya and Lucinda King, a piano duet from Silverdale; Julie, Carly and Rheanna, a vocal trio from Silverdale; pianist Brianna Eddy of Belfair; Bellydancer Ameera of Bainbridge Island; vocal duet, Nicole Eckert and Jacob Hutchins of Bremerton; dancer Tiffany Ogburn from Gig Harbor; Guitarist and Singer Bub Pratt of Bremerton; and solo vocalists Keonna Evans of Port Orchard; Amanda Habner of Poulsbo; Rene Warner of Bremerton; Hannah Yerex of Gig Harbor; Taylor Murphy of Silverdale; and Moneya Woods of Bremerton.

A holiday tradition, this variety show is sure to have something for everyone!  Main Floor tickets are $20, Loge tickets are $15 and Balcony tickets
are $9, all reserved seating.  Tickets may be purchased by calling (360) 373-6743, or at the Ticket Office at 515 Pacific Avenue in downtown Bremerton.  For additional information please visit the Admiral Theatre website, ww.admiraltheatre.org.

More later … — MM