It is a lineage of the great repertoire of The Band and how the repertoire continues to evolve with Professor Louie who co-produced and performed with The Band and the individual members for over 15 years.
The word ‘Americana’ gets tossed around rather loosely these days; it can mean anything from a hipster with a recently discovered acoustic guitar to a decades-long denizen of the Grand Ole Opry. But when you set aside the Johnny-come-rootly types from the real deal, it’s a sure bet that you’re going to stray into Iguana territory. Based out of New Orleans for the past couple of decades ‘ save for a short, Katrina-imposed exile in Austin ‘ the Iguanas define a sound of Americana that crosses cultures, styles, eras’ and even languages. Collectively or individually the members of the Iguanas have played or recorded with everyone from Charlie Rich, Alex Chilton, and Willy DeVille to Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint and Pretty Lights. Their latest album, Juarez, is their first studio recording since 2012’s Sin to Sin.
The Godfather of the British Blues scene. John had a key eye for talent, wooing Clapton from the Yardbirds and discovering Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Literally hundreds of great bluesman have been a part of the Bluesbreakers and learned from the master himself. Nearly fifty years later, he still has one of the finest blues bands on the planet. He brings a big sack of blues classics and is bound to get the ‘Room to Move.’
Masks and costumes are the tools of the theater. They disguise and transform the actors who wear them beneath layers of fabric, sequins, paper mache and, of course, imagination.
Curtain Call celebrates the unique and expressive art of the theater through the work of two local designers for the stage, costume designer Lynne Wilkert and mask maker David R. Mello. The exhibit will feature pieces used in actual performance productions as well as decorative work inspired by the theater.
An opening reception will take place on Saturday, August 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Admission is free. The public is cordially invited.
Images: (L) From the play ‘Momo’ worn by the character ‘Hora’ – Lynne Wilkert (R) ‘Something on My Mind’ – David R. Mello