Grammy-Winning British Vocalist Joan Armatrading in Concert in Long Beach
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The last date listed for Joan Armatrading in Concert was Saturday August 7, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater:
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Grammy-winning American cellist Lynn Harrell finds Triumph & Drama with Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, at this concert featuring operatic works from Verdi and Wagner. Harrell solos on Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2, framed by the "Triumphal March and Ballet" from Verdi's Aida and various selections from Wagner. Since his debut at the age of 16 at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic, Harrell's performed on the world's great stages, won multiple awards, appeared on dozens of recordings and taught at the most prestigious music schools. Come early for a pre-show discussion and live entertainment in the lobby. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Janice Warren
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The venue is excellent. I don't think there are really any bad seats in the place, unless you're up in the balcony, which no one was. It was not a sold-out event, although I don't know why not. The opening singer, Jim McLean, was really good for a solo guitarist/singer. And, Joan was awesome. I've never seen her before and for the most part was not even familiar with much of her work. The one song I went to hear her sing, Stronger Love, she didn't even sing. But she's very engaging and got the crowd on their feet. She's also funny and fun which made it nice and that accent, oh my, love it! It was a little more rock n roll, but she did well mixing it up. And, she is a great guitarist, going between about 4 guitars throughout her set. Great vocals too with a nice range in her voice. All in all, it was a nice evening and I was happy I went.
Celebrated songstress Joan Armatrading is returning to North America this summer after kicking off her North American visit with an appearance at the Montreal Jazz Festival. She’ll perform songs from her new recording This Charming Life on a nationwide tour. Described by the Boston Phoenix as “possibly her most electric album in her nearly 40-year career … Armatrading at her most enthusiastic and self-assured”—the new recording is the follow up to her much lauded foray into blues rock traditions, the Grammy-nominated 2007_ Into The Blues_. A return to her unique style—a blend of rock, pop, R&B, blues and jazz, This Charming Life is bursting with a joyous energy. The title track achieved #1 Most Added status at AC Radio this week according to FMQB. All eleven of the new tracks were written, arranged, produced and performed by Armatrading. This Charming Life is available now on 429 Records which is distributed by Universal/Fontana in the U.S..
Long recognized as a pioneering force with a career spanning three decades, the Saint Kitts born Joan Armatrading has maintained an acclaimed and storied career. The three times Grammy nominated British artist has garnered countless accolades which include Top 10 albums and singles (“Love and Affection,” “Willow,” “Drop The Pilot,” are but a few), not to mention a #1 debut atop the Billboard Blues chart in 2007 (a first for a female artist from the UK). She has made VH1’s list of the 100 Most Influential Women in Rock, has been nominated for a Brit Award, gave a command performance for Nelson Mandela on his 70th birthday at Wembley Stadium, received an Honorary Degree from Birmingham University and the list goes on—truly a charmed life and career!