Juneteenth WorldWide Concert, Featuring Mezzo-Soprano Denyce Graves
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
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Featured review from Reiss DuPlessis
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The seats obtained through Goldstar were, without question, the best in the house. We were in the center of the third row in the Orchestra. How could we miss? The concert was wonderful... once it began. There were several pre-concert things that were not thrilling and there were some unexpected delays in starting, but when Ms. Graves hit the stage, it was the kind of experience we dream of...great singing, great choice of music, great sound and a fantastic view of the artist and her talented accompanist, thanks to the great seats. If there was a negative, it would be the audience applauding at the wrong times but then, they were appreciative so that can be forgiven.
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The opening ceremony of the Juneteenth WorldWide Concert will include tributes to 150th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War and Father’s Day. Leo Stallworth, KABC7 New Reporter, will emcee the opening ceremony.
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Denyce Graves has won accolades for her performances in opera houses across North and South America, Europe and Asia. She has performed for three presidents, Pope Benedict XVI, dignitaries at the U.N. Summit on the Environment, at the National Prayer Service following the 9/11 tragedies, and at concerts benefiting U.S. military personnel. She has appeared with the leading symphony orchestras and conductors throughout the world.
Graves made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the 1995-96 season in the title role of Carmen. Her repertoire embraces sacred and 20th century classical music, German lieder, French melodie, English art song, Broadway standards, and Latin jazz in Spanish and Portuguese. In 1996 she was the subject of an Emmy Award-winning profile on CBS’s 60 Minutes.