Thursday, September 24, 2015
Center Theater @ The California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Tickets: $35 – $45 / Time: 7:30 pm
“(Storm Large) is an intoxicating and unmissable cocktail of power and vulnerability.” -The Times (UK)
“Storm is a punk goddess.” -Playboy
“Large’s voice is a Swiss army knife […] no genre out of reach of her flawless vibrato” -The Oregonian
Escondido, CA — Monday, August 31, 2015 — Center audiences will undoubtedly remember the velvety voice of Pink Martini’s lead vocalist Storm Large from last season’s sold out show. This year, Large returns with her fearless band, Le Bonheur, to perform a broad range of rock anthems, Broadway tear-jerkers, tunes from the American songbook, and her own original material. Fans can expect an unrestrained and impassioned exploration of love, desire, and truth in Large’s spellbinding performance, Songs of Seduction and Obsession. This show contains mature content.
Musician, actor, and playwright Storm Large propelled to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on CBS’s Rock Star: Supernova. Large later made her debut as guest vocalist with Pink Martini in 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. The musician continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and was featured on their album, Get Happy. She has also performed with acclaimed artists such as k.d. lang, Rufus Wainwright, George Clinton, Kirill Gerstein, and John Doe. Furthermore, the acclaimed singer performed with the Oregon Symphony in 2010, and has returned for sold-out performances each year thereafter. In 2013, she made her debut at Carnegie Hall, singing Weill’s Seven Deadly Sings with the Detroit Symphony. Large’s career continues to blossom as a bandleader, playing sold-out halls throughout the country with Le Bonheur.
Eager to explore her vast talents as a performer, Storm Large has made her mark on a variety of stage and film productions, including Rid of Me, a film by Portlander James Westby. The actress also starred at the Mark Taper Forum with Katey Sagal and Michael McKean in Jerry Zak’s production of Harps and Angels, a musical featuring the work of Randy Newman. She’s currently busy creating a new musical in collaboration with The Public Theater in New York City. Large’s written memoir, Crazy Enough, was named Oprah’s Book of the Week and awarded the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.
In the fall of 2014, Storm Large & Le Bonheur released their latest album capturing the group’s subversive interpretations of the American Songbook. Entitled simply Le Bonheur, the recording is a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted. In support of their new release, Storm and her ensemble have performed in new cities across the country, hosting a special evening of music called “Taken By Storm”, all delivered with fiery passion and conviction.
Large may appear to be a six-foot, tattooed Vargas pin-up girl, but with a voice that goes from soft and graceful to a mighty Valkyrie cry in a single phrase, she is a vocalist of irrepressible talent. Don’t miss Storm Large & Le Bonheur as they perform at the Center this fall!
For more information about Storm Large, please visit stormlarge.com.
Stone Brewing Co. is a proud presenting sponsor of the Storm Large & Le Bonheur: Songs of Seduction and Obsession performance at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.
The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.
About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.
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