The Planets, With Outer Space Footage and a Gourmet Picnic Box
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The last date listed for The Planets was Saturday July 13, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie got his start in Motown as part of the Commodores, but it's as a solo artist that he really shines. He became one of the most successful male solo artists of the 1980s, earning No. 1 hits starting with his debut in 1982 with "Truly." His other hits include the Caribbean-flavored "All Night Long," "Endless Love" with Diana Ross, "Hello" and "Say You, Say Me," which also won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Now the five-time Grammy winner is following up a sold-out European run with a North American tour, including a stop at the Honda Center of Anaheim. He'll perform hits from his 30-year discography, beginning with his eponymous 1982 debut and extending through 2012's Tuskegee, a platinum-selling collection that features duets of his hits with a variety of artists. Word on the street is that these concerts tend to become a giant sing-along, so brush up on your lyrics and get ready for some of the greatest ballads the '80s had to offer and much more. Sharing the stage with the five-time Grammy winner will be CeeLo Green. Known for his solo career as well as being a part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, Green has recorded numerous hits and is most widely recognized for the chart-topping single "Crazy" and his time as a judge on The Voice. Learn More
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Featured review from Donald M.
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We started the evening with a group picnic on the grass in front of the ticket booths; always a great way to get the evening rolling. The first half of the concert featured a violin prodigy who did a superb job. The second half was The Planets and the orchestra did a fantastic job with the music. The graphics were a bit of a disappointment. For each planet there was one shot of the planet, and none was labeled. It would have been nice to know which of the lesser known planets we were looking at. We saw this performed about 18 months ago at the Verizon and the visual component of the performance was much more interesting; numerous shots from a variety of NASA space probes with captions explaining where the photos came from. I'd recommend this performance for the music. But, a key feature of the performance is the visuals, and they are disappointing.
Bristol Farms Gourmet Picnic Boxes:
If selecting a ticket that comes with a picnic box, you may choose from the following options:
Sandwich Box: Gourmet sandwich with your choice of rare roast beef, Black Forest ham, smoked turkey or fresh veggie. Served with fresh fruit salad, spinach pasta salad and two cookies.
Chicken Caesar Salad Box: Bristol Farms’ version of the famous Caesar Salad with tender grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, lemon, croutons and Caesar dressing. Served with a fresh seeded demi-baguette and two cookies.
*Chinese Chicken Salad Box: *Bristol Farm’s version of the delicious Chinese chicken salad with mixed Asian greens with cilantro, shredded rotisserie chicken, crispy wontons, mandarin oranges, and sliced almonds tossed with sesame ginger dressing. Served with a honey-wheat demi baguette and two cookies.
*VIP Meadows Package:
Enjoy a private dining area tucked beside the circle at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater beneath the shade of an old willow tree. A comfortable table and chairs are always waiting for you, without the mad rush to find the perfect picnic spot. Live music creates a stylish, festive atmosphere as you enjoy an extraordinary served buffet catered by Bristol Farms; plus, coffee and desserts. (Arrive early; buffet closes at 7:30 p.m.)
VIP Meadows Menu: Crudités, Greek salad, breast of chicken stuffed with mushrooms, arugula, feta, mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes, and profiteroles.