Rio Theatre Events
12.07.13 Angelina Ballerina The Musical
Sat & Sun, December 7th and 8th, 2013
Angelina Ballerina The Musical
This off Broadway musical has been running for three years on the East Coast, has never toured the West Coast and the performance stops at the end of this year. Last and only chance to see! Ideal for ages 3-10, to boys and girls alike and the grownups who bring them. The show is 50 minutes and completely enthralls audience the entire time with NINE musical numbers! Don't miss this once in a lifetime holiday Joy and Happiness EVENT! Get your tickets early! Shows will sell out! Tickets on sale!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Jerome Holloway as Opener
Marty O'Reilly as Support
Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a genre unto herself," Kaki King is a true iconoclast, a visionary musician/artist whose singular work rightly stands out amongst the easily formatted. Over her decade-long career thus far, the Brooklyn-based guitarist/composer has recorded five extraordinarily diverse and distinctive LPs, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks (spanning Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn's Into The Wild to scoring - and appearing in as guitar-playing hand double - the acclaimed 2007 drama, August Rush), and played to ever-growing audiences on innumerable world tours. Each twist and veer marked the turning of a page, another step forward on a truly exceptional musical path. Beginning with 2002's Everybody Loves You - to date, her only fully acoustic guitar recording - King has expanded and reconceived the role of the solo instrumental artist, constantly kicking at the boundaries of what's expected.
Glow, her groundbreaking new Velour Music Group release, is both indescribable and definitive, an evocative, exuberant collection of genre agnostic soundscapes, rich with wit, theme, and inspired invention. From the chamberesque "Great Round Burn" through the propulsive, Celtic-colored "King Pizel," the album embraces a doggedly naturalist production ethos to showcase King's protean songwriting and mesmeric fretboard genius. While her emblematic usage of imaginative tunings, rare instruments, and idiosyncratic percussive techniques are all featured to their fullest effect, the undeniable lodestar of Glow is Kaki King's remarkable, reverberant guitar.
Marty O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly. Through extensive listening and studying of the early delta greats, O'Reilly developed a unique foundation onto which he would incorporate themes from influences in other musical veins such as John Fahey, Nick Drake, John Vandiver, and Tom Waits. Whether it be his original pieces, or his renditions of old American classics O'Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice, propelled by a sense of authentic emotional adrenaline.
Saturday, December 14th, 2013
An evening with
Dave Mason Band
Question: What do the songs Feelin' Alright, Only You Know and I Know, Dear Mr. Fantasy, We Just Disagree, Every Woman In The World, World In Changes, Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave... the brilliant guest guitar work on Hendrix's Along The Watchtower, The Rolling Stones' Beggar's Banquet, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Paul McCartney's Listen To What The Man Said... the legendary bands Traffic, Delaney & Bonnie, Fleetwood Mac and the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame all have in common?
Answer: Dave Mason
December 29th and 30th, 2013
THE WHITE ALBUM ENSEMBLE
The Sunday show is, of course the groups original namesake concert, officially 1968's "the Beatles" or unofficially the "White'" album-
Monday THE 30TH WAE concert as part of the 10th anniversary is "Player's Choice" - the members of the group's own favorites from what has been done, with a peek into the future of a few original songs, written and played in a very similar "Beatlesque" fashion, and in the Santa Cruz tradition, wonderful special guests and surprises like Barry Phillips string quartet, the Mind Over Matter Horns, the lovely and super talented Tammi Brown and Alysha Antonino's female vocals. This will span a period from 1965 to the present, the "greatest hits" of the greatest hits, really. After over a 120 concerts, these songs rose to the top as the most fun to play, and ultimately, for you to enjoy!
January 28, 2014
In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun... but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world - crossing genres of classical, jazz and old- fashioned pop - and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the "little orchestra" Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.
Featuring 10-12 musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London. Other appearances include the grand opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, with return sold-out engagements for New Year's Eve 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2011; two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall; the opening party of the remodeled Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Governor's Ball at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008; the opening of the 2008 Sydney Festival in Australia; two sold-out concerts at Paris' legendary L'Olympia Theatre in 2011; and Paris' fashion house Lanvin's 10-year anniversary celebration for designer Alber Elbaz in 2012.
The new album, titled Get Happy, was just released September 2013 and features singers China Forbes and Storm Large along with special guests Rufus Wainwright, The von Trapps & Ari Shapiro.
Show Time: 8pm, Doors : 7:15pm
Advanced Tickets: $53/ General $68/ Gold
Available at: Ticketweb
Thursday, February 13, 2014
AN INTIMATE SOLO/ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY
"Rawness improbably balanced by a mixture of danger and delicacy," says one Rolling Stone writer, "is what gives Citizen Cope his edge. As a singer, songwriter and producer, he stands alone-an artist immune to corruption."
Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope's roots are complex. You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart.
Citizen Cope is a self-realized musical/poetic/production entity. In that sense, his Americanism is profound. His approach is radical. He's a rebel in the tough tradition of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He wanders through the woods alone. His accountability is to his own heart, his own values and vision.
Cope's a one-man band, trying to make sense of all the nonsense that marks the 21st Century.
One dollar of every Citizen Cope ticket purchased will go to purchasing musical instruments for middle schoolers in Lame Deer, Montana-a community on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Lame Deer is part of Turnaround Arts: http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov , a program of President Obama's President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.
Show Time: 8pm Doors : 7:15pm
Advanced Tickets: $28 GA/$38 GOLD
Available at: Ticketweb and Tomboy (next to Rio)
Friday, February 14th, 2014
Ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro, returns to the stage with his brand new tour "2014 Uke Nations Tour." As a follow up to the successful year long, multi-nation "Grand Ukulele Tour," Jake is set to take the ukulele to the world and bring people together as one "Uke Nation." The tour kicks of with a United States spring leg in January 2014 in Jacksonville, FL. Plans are in the works to then take the show to Japan, Australia, Asia, China, Canada and several more countries. In the words of Time, "Forget everything you know about the ukulele" and see Jake as you've never seen him before.
Show time: 8 pm.
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Ani DiFranco is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist perpetually on the move. From the raw "folk punk" of her early albums through the jazz/funk grooves she created during her years touring with a five-piece band to the twists and turns of her current work as a solo artist, Ani's restless creativity continually leads her and her listeners into ever more exciting territory.
" - Fierce energy, witty lyrics, and a rich mixture of contemporary folk...country twang, jazzy vocal phrasing, and powerful, groove-oriented guitar work."
Show time: 8 pm
Friday, March 7th, 2014
THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS
If you see one group of multi-faceted new-vaudevillians at the apex of their ambidextrous and alliterative ability, see The Flying Karamazov Brothers. They are not your father's wild-haired, juggling, flame-throwing, kilt-and-tutu-wearing performers. Born 40 years ago at the California Renaissance Faire, the group has delighted Santa Cruz audiences many times.
Friday, May 2, 2014
COLIN QUINN'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Writer and Performer. A native of Brooklyn, Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV's popular game show Remote Control.
In 1995, Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show Saturday Night Live, where he entertained audiences for five seasons. After SNL, Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central's Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, in which he served as the show's host, creator and executive producer, from 2002 - 2004.
In addition to his television work, Colin has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler's Grown Ups. Colin's first one-man show, Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn-An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
In 2010, he returned to the Helen Hayes Theatre and starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn Long Story Short. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for an Emmy as a HBO special in 2011. Colin is currently the king of Twitter and will be back on the upcoming season of HBO's "Girls."
Show Time: 8pm, Doors : 7:15pm
Advanced Tickets: $27/ General $42/ Gold
Available at: Ticketweb and Tomboy (next to Rio)
Thursday, May 8, 2014
URSULA K. LE GUIN
ANTHROPOCENE: ARTS OF LIVING ON A DAMAGED PLANET
Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most-loved writers of our time. Her work includes science fiction, novels, essays, and children's books.
Donna Haraway the author of When Species Meet.
James Clifford is the author of Returns: Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century.
Show time: 7:00 p m
Tickets Required • Sign up free at www.anthropocene.brownpapertickets.com