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Arlo GuthrieRuth Eckerd Hall On The Road presents American folk singer- songwriter Arlo Guthrie in the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 pm.  

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The Capitol Theatre was recently named a historical landmark by the Clearwater City Council - Photo by Heidi LuxThe Clearwater City Council voted unanimously to name the Capitol Theater and the Lokey Building historical landmarks. Both buildings are located on Cleveland Street in the Cleveland Street District in downtown Clearwater. This is the first such designation by the City of Clearwater for any structure.

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Ottmar LiebertGrammy® nominee Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra will perform at the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Sunday, January 10 at 6 & 8:30 pm.  Tickets are on sale now.

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Fiddle group Barrage premiered their world tour Canadian music group Barrage recently launched their new world tour, Animado, and downtown Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre had the privilege of hosting the group’s rehearsals, as well as their world premiere opening night performance.

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Steven WrightAcademy Award-winning, Grammy® nominated comedian, actor and writer Steven Wright will bring his distinctly deadpan delivery of ironic, witty philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes and one-liners to the historical Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 8 pm. 

While performing the Boston area comedy circuit, Steven was first noticed by the producer of The Tonight Show and was invited to appear in 1982.  He so impressed host Johnny Carson and the studio audience that Wright was brought back less than a week later.  In 1985 Wright released his first comedy album I Have A Pony, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.  In 1989, he and fellow producer Dean Parisot won an Academy Award for their 30-minute short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, directed by Parisot and written by Mike Armstrong and Wright.  He has also starred in a reoccurring role the television sitcom Mad About You and in 1990 his comedy special Wicker Chairs and Gravity aired. 

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Cleveland Street Will Host Many Events and Concerts this FallThis autumn, the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater will be alive with events and concerts. Many events are free, and all of them are fun. Check out the schedule below to see what is happening.

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Helen Mirren in the Title Role of PhedreOn July 10th, The Capitol Theatre brought Helen Mirren to Clearwater. Sort of. The National Theatre in London premiered an experimental new program called NT Live, in which a play is performed at the National Theatre in London while simultaneously broadcast live via satellite to theatres throughout the world.

The Capitol Theatre participated in this experiment by re-broadcasting the event a few days later, as the satellite equipment to receive the live broadcast was $8,000. (The Capitol Theatre is still in its fundraising for renovation stage, so this money is better spent on new seats or rafters).

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Barrage Comes to the Capitol Theatre on September 10thAugust 4, 2009, Clearwater, FL – Before this show actually hits the road for its official US tour, this global ensemble descends upon the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater on Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm with their newest jaw-dropping eclectic mix of music, song and dance that will leave your heart racing. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at noon only at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office.

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williamjoseph2.jpg“It’s moments like this that make me glad to be a city council member,” said John Doran as he stepped outside the newly-renovated Capitol Theatre, just after the opening night performance from classical pop pianist William Joseph.

Following the purchase of the Royalty Theatre by Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater, the venue has had a thorough cleaning and been officially renamed the Capitol Theatre. Its opening performance was on Saturday, April 4th — a performance from a very talented artist, William Joseph.

William is a dynamic and passionate classical pianist whose pop twist gives a fresh and youthful burst of energy to the genre. His music is emotional, dramatic and engaging. Discovered by David Foster in his native Phoenix, Arizona, he has gone on to release two remarkable albums and perform for the likes of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. “I’m very emotion-driven,” he says of his music. “I only write from feelings that I’m having. It’s not a story, it’s raw feeling.”

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Amos Lee with Special Guest MUTLU Performing at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater
Clearwater, FL (April 8, 2009) - "Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road" presents a third pre-renovation concert at the historic Capitol Theatre in the Cleveland Street District in Downtown Clearwater when guitarist & singer/songwriter Amos Lee performs on Saturday, May 9th at 8 pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 10th at 10 am.  Special guest MUTLU will open the show.

Amos Lee, who hails from Philadelphia, is known for a musical style that encompasses folk, soul and jazz. He has toured with musicians such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, Paul Simon and Merle Haggard. His three album releases, Amos Lee (#2 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart), Supply and Demand (#76 on Billboard's Hot 100 Album Chart) and Last Days at the Lodge (#29 on Billboard's Hot 100 Album Chart) have all been met with commercial and critical success.  Billboard Magazine said of Lee: "Proves that real emotion and true artistry are not always wasted on the youth."
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