The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) introduces the Anne & Sheldon Vogel Virtual Concert Series, Thursday evenings at 7 pm, beginning on July 16, streaming on Facebook Live. Co-produced by Remember Jones and Andrew DePrisco, this summer series includes a lineup of Broadway stars, American Idol alumni, and up-and-coming young artists.
As APAC continues to bring the arts into our community's homes, this virtual concert series is free to the public. With a team of professional sound and video technicians, these concerts are performed and livestreamed from the theater. Donations will be accepted to help support the theater and compensate the singers, musicians, and technicians who make these livestreams possible. APAC is also raising funds for two community-outreach organizations, the Loveland Foundation and Encircle.
The series begins on Thursday, July 16, with New York jazz artist and Bistro Award winner Gabrielle Stravelli performing from her most recent album “Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson,” accompanied by Art Hirahara, piano; Pat O’Leary, bass, and Eric Halvorson, drums. The set includes reinventions of such Nelson standards as “Crazy,” “Always on My Mind,” “Somebody Pick Up My Pieces,” and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” The Wall Street Journal described Stravelli’s new album as "her most remarkably transformational."