Mars Theatre fast becoming a marquee attraction
The first year for the Mars Theatre has been boffo, Springfield director of cultural affairs Tommy Deadwyler said. The Mars opened a year ago after a long-awaited renovation, and the restored theatre has been receiving glowing reviews. “I think we’ve had a pretty darn good year so far,” Deadwyler said.
Last Waltz Ensemble tackles music of Bob Dylan, The Band and more
The last time I interviewed Kris Gloer about his way-cool, respectful-yet-not-rigidly-so musical tribute to the iconic “Last Waltz” farewell concert by Bob Dylan’s legendary recording and touring partners The Band, they were directing people to their MySpace page.
Yes, it’s been that long since we’d spoken.
Al Stewart of ‘Year of the Cat’ and ‘Time Passages’ fame to play Mars Theatre
Originally published in DoSavannah Al Stewart’s love of music goes way, way back. “I don’t know when I got my first record,” says the artist best known for the hit singles, “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.” His love of history goes back almost as far. “I was studying French in school and was reading ‘The […]
Acoustic guitar great John Hammond to perform at Mars Theatre
Even as a child, John Hammond gravitated toward the blues.
“I was a blues fanatic since I was 7 years old,” Hammond says. “I got into the music buying records and being a fan and learning songs without playing anything.
“I went out to hear the music in the ’50s when I was in my teens. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Josh White, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee — I loved the music.
Mars Theatre to present Springfield native Hannah Dasher
The Mars Theatre in Springfield will present “Hit Songwriters in the Round with Hannah Dasher” on Jan. 31. Dasher, a Springfield native, is a professional songwriter and performer, and the show has already sold out.