Sail away with Styx

In the early ’70s, Styx became the first band to release four consecutive albums that went multi-platinum — and that’s before any of their real hits would come. The combination of the vocal stylings of original singer and power ballad icon Dennis DeYoung with the songwriting prowess of guitarist Tommy Shaw brought Styx to even greater heights in the years … read more

Parachute goes acoustic for FTC show

When they were in high school, the trio of Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums) and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) got together to form Parachute, a band that mixed classic pop, heartfelt rock and tuneful soul. The band released its debut album 10 years ago, debuting on the Billboard charts at No. 2, and over the past decade … read more

Anything can happen when Wayne Brady is on stage

A force of nature with boundless energy and sharp as a tack, Wayne Brady has conquered live theater with memorable performances in “Kinky Boots” and as Hamilton’s antagonist, “Aaron Burr,” but is best known on television for his gift of off-the-cuff improv on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The actor/dancer/singer also hosts “Let’s Make a Deal” and had a guest … read more

Feinstein to tickle the ivories at the Playhouse

In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Michael Feinstein has recorded over 30 albums, covering such legendary songwriters as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Frank Sinatra. Feinstein’s been nominated for multiple Grammy and Emmy awards, he’s played both the White House and Buckingham Palace, and he’s considered an ambassador of the Great American Songbook. On April 17, … read more

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