Two new shows have been added to Miller Auditorium's 2016-17 Lake Michigan Spotlight Series:
-Postmodern Jukebox: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.
-Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox:
Created by Scott Bradlee, the rotating collective of Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing more than 500 million YouTube views and 2 million subscribers, performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts and played hundreds of shows to packed-house crowds around the world. As NPR put it, they’ve done this by “taking current Top 40 hits and re-imagining them as coming from older eras of popular music.” In one such remake, Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox turned Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” into a doo-wop ditty that’s garnered over 16 million views. Last year, they envisioned Radiohead’s alt-rock hit “Creep” as a torch-like ballad that’s racked up over 21 million views and was named one of the “9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015” by People magazine. The group's accomplishments has earned them praise from a plethora of media outlets, including Mashable, who wrote, “Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are all about reimagining music and framing it in beautiful new ways.” For more information, visit http://postmodernjukebox.com/.
Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters:
Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band. Dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including "We’ve Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays," and of course, "Close to You." For more information, visit http://closetoyouonline.com/.
Tickets to both performances go on sale on Nov. 11. Tickets will be available in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, via phone at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858 or online at http://www.millerauditorium.com/.