Nine-time Grammy® Award winner Natalie Cole returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since her sold out performance earlier this year on Valentine’s Day with her Holiday and Hits show on Monday, December 21 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 18 at noon.
Natalie Cole has enjoyed success singing R&B, traditional pop and jazz during her incredible thirty-year career. Unforgettable, her duet with her famous father, won a Grammy® for “Record of the Year.” Miss You Like Crazy and When I Fall in Love were also big hits. During her long career she has released more than 20 albums and has had numerous hit singles. In September 2008, Ms. Cole released Still Unforgettable which included the timeless standards Walkin’ My Baby Back Home (duet with Nat King Cole), The Best Is Yet To Come and Something’s Gotta Give. The album reached #8 on the U.S. R&B album charts and #1 on the U.S. Jazz charts. She was awarded her ninth Grammy® in 2009 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album.
Ruth Eckerd Hall announces their annual Public Sale Day on Saturday, August 29. Doors will open at 8:30 am.
For one day only, patrons can purchase tickets to Ruth Eckerd Hall’s variety of nearly 120 performances for $29.00. The 27th season includes a stellar line-up such as the Tampa Bay area premiere of Oprah Winfrey presents The Color Purple, the “Original Jersey Boy” Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the legendary Bill Cosby, Grammy®-award winner Tony Bennett and much more.
Tickets for Roger Daltrey’s “Use It or Lose It Tour” will come to Ruth Eckerd Hall on November 30th at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now.
As lead singer for The Who, he’s lent his Olympian pipes to a staggering array of enduring rock ‘n’ roll anthems. And with plans for the band’s next tour still up in the air, Daltrey decided a solo jaunt – his first since 1985 – would be just the thing “to keep my voice in trim, so I’ll be ready,” he explains. “Those songs demand a lot of voice!”
TAMPA BAY- Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling recording artists, Jonas Brothers will bring “The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009” to the St. Pete Times Forum on Tuesday, August 18. The tour, which will take the band to three continents, will feature new music taken from the June 15 worldwide release of their upcoming Hollywood Records album.
Demi Lovato, the 16-year-old singer/actress, opened for Jonas Brothers on their sold-out “Burnin’ Up” 2008 summer tour, impressing critics and fans along the way with her powerhouse voice and musical abilities on both piano and guitar. But with her Hollywood Records debut album “Don’t Forget,” Demi throws away the textbook. Instead, she rewrites the rules, making music her way. Demi Lovato and special guest, American Idol season seven finalist David Archuleta visit the St. Pete Times Forum on Friday, July 31st at 7pm.
TAMPA BAY- Dinosaurs once again roam the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show, “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular”, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. “Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular” is now on tour and will have eight performances at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, presented by the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC).
Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of the Creature Production Company, said, “The BBC Series was a brilliant blend of special effects, escapism, excitement and information. Our show brings together all of that, plus something extra - it’s live! In this production, 17 roaring, snarling “live” dinosaurs mesmerize the audience – and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets for individual games for each of Tampa Bay’s two preseason and seven regular season home games at Raymond James Stadium will go on sale Friday, July 31, starting at 10:00 a.m.
Here is the pregame and regular season home games.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that tickets for this year’s Training Camp held at One Buccaneer Place will be available on Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be made available exclusively through the One Buc Club on Buccaneers.com. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be making their training public, meaning fans will be able to attend their practices.
This fall, come enjoy the national pastime at Tropicana Fields in St. Petersburg with the Tampa Bay Rays baseball games!
Selected Saturday nights will feature a concert by a different artist. The concerts begin shortly after the end of the home game and are free with the purchase of that night’s game ticket.
Here is the home game schedule for September and October.
The Capitol Theatre, recently purchased by Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater, is set to hold another show. Instead of a concert as in the previous two performances, however, this one will be a play. Or perhaps a movie, depending on how you want to look at it.
NT Live, a new initiative from the United Kingdom’s National Theatre, will broadcast live performances of plays onto movie screens around the world, and one of those screens will be at the Capitol Theatre. They are beginning this experiment with a performance of Phèdre by French playwright Jean Racine (this version of the play by Ted Hughes), directed by the National Theatre’s Nicholas Hynter. The play will be performed live, and the premier will be broadcast to The Capitol Theatre. The play stars Helen Mirren as Phèdre, as well as Dominic Cooper and Margaret Tyzak.
Phèdre is based on Greek mythology. It is the tale of a queen, Phèdre, who declares her love for Hippolyte, her husband Theseus’s son from a previous marriage, when her husband is rumored to be dead after disappearing during an expedition. On Theseus’ unexpected return, Phaedra accuses Hippolyte of trying to seduce her, and a nightmare of tragedy ensues.
Performances will be presented on Friday July 10th at 8pm, and Saturday, July 11th at 2pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 19th at noon at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office. The Capitol Theatre is located at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. For more information, visit http://www.rutheckerdhall.com/, or call the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office at 727-791-7400