Archive for September, 2015
“Meet The Midtown Men,” a documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa, who directed and produced the acclaimed documentary, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” will air on PBS stations in the New York metropolitan area this month.
The documentary, in which the four artists share personal stories of their rise to fame and perform some of the biggest songs of the 1960s, will be broadcast on WLIW Sept. 12 at 7 PM and Sept. 13 at 5:30 PM and on NJTV Sept. 19 at 7 PM and Sept. 20 at 11 AM.
If you are out of the viewing area, you can still show your support for your Midtown Men! Follow this link to make your pledge: WLIW21 – and note that for a pledge of just $150 – $250 you can get tickets for either or both of these 2016 shows: May 20, 2016, at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ, and at BB Kings Blues Club in NYC May 21, 2016.
I borrowed a post from Midtown Men Trombonist Paul Arbogast’s Facebook page – hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!
(I) stumbled across this gem. At the time—3 years ago now—the The Midtown Men were in the midst of a memorable tour connecting dots across Iowa. We saw the iconic Surf Ballroom, lots of corn, some soy, more corn, and had the great pleasure to perform for so many very appreciative and lively people. As I recall, at this particular concert, there was some exciting weather going on outside. Just as J Robert Spencer brings Gregory Riley up to the front to play his California Dreamin’ flute solo, the power goes out. Did that stop Greg? Did that stop the band? Did that stop Michael , Christian, Daniel, or Bobby? Mmmmm… I don’t think so!
When Clemson University Brooks Center for the Performing Arts Director Mickey Harder first heard The Midtown Men, she “just flipped out.” Harder immediately engaged the group to open the Brooks Center’s 2015-16 season.
“The energy level is going to knock the Brooks Center’s new roof off,” Harder said. “They’re phenomenal and they’re going to bring a fabulous show here. We’ll sell it out.”
The Men bring their high-energy show to the Brooks Center on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 pm. For ticket information, call 865-656-7787 or visit the website here.