San Francisco Symphony's The Black And White Ball®
The Black & White Ball is the party of the year! Join us on Saturday, June 2, 2012, for an evening of music, food, and dancing in San Francisco's War Memorial Performing Arts Center and City Hall, benefitting the San Francisco Symphony's nationally acclaimed music education programs.
Start your unforgettable 2012 Black & White Ball with a concert featuring Grammy® award-winning recording artist Paul Simon and his band, for the first time, with the San Francisco Symphony in Davies Symphony Hall.… Show more
San Francisco Symphony celebrates its 100th season with their Black And White Ball®. The Ball will feature special performances from Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Janelle Monáe, and The Wallflowers.
After she lost her voice in the late 1970s, doctors informed her she would never sing again, but with help of voice coach Katherine Agresta, she was able to resume her singing career. Has a four-octave range....
In a career dating back to the 1950s, Paul Simon established himself among the best and most popular songwriters of the rock era. Growing up in Queens, NY, Simon befriended schoolmate Art Garfunkel, who had an angelic tenor voice, and the two teamed up as Tom & Jerry, taking the names of the cartoon characters....
As part of the mid-'90s revival of roots-rock, the Wallflowers held a special connection to one of the original inspirations: vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Jakob Dylan. Though he is the son of a legend, Jakob's similarities to his father are occasional -- in fact, the Wallflowers are more influenced by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers than original '60s folk-rock, though lyrically, Jakob remains a close companion to the original Dylan....
Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Tilson Thomas is one of America's premier conductors, known for American modern music, but equally at ease with traditional symphonic music. ~ Rovi
Growing up, Janelle MonÃ¡e (born Janelle Robinson) felt constrained by the limited resources offered to her in her greater Kansas City, KS, home. When she finished high school, she moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy with the intention of pursuing musical theater, but in 2004, after performing in a couple of off-Broadway shows and realizing there weren't the roles available to her that she wanted, she moved to Atlanta to try her luck there....
For nearly four decades Neil Diamond's music has brought joy to millions all over the world. With a career quite unlike that of any other singer/songwriter, Neil Diamond continues to this day to break new ground with each album....
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