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Bill Maher 2018

For the last eighteen years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last seven years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-one Emmy nominations. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”). The documentary has gone on to become the 7th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.

In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as John Edwards, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore – Maher has written four bestsellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits”, “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden”, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer” and most recently “The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.”

Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country. Two of his nine stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s “The Decider” and 2005’s “I’m Swiss” – have been nominated for Emmy awards. Bill’s most recent stand-up special for HBO was the hilarious, “Bill Maher But I’m Not Wrong.”

Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University. He now resides in Los Angeles.

Let It Be 2018

The end of The Beatles era was never thought to be in sight when The Beatles played their last show on the roof of Apple Offices in 1969. Imagine what would have been if The Beatles continued their journey. Enter a time capsule and turn back to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday – October 9, 1980.

For one night, the fab four come together again on stage after a decade apart performing hits like “Back in the USSR,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude,” “Woman” & many more you never got the chance to see performed live! Imagine a night that never happened, but feels so surreal!

International sensation LET IT BE has been seen by more than 2 million people worldwide and is jam-packed with more than forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits.

LET IT BE is appropriate for children age 8 and older.

Chicago 2018

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at No. 9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!  This was their first nomination. They’ve been eligible since 1994. A long time coming!

Chicago's first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time that year.

Robert Lamm and Jams Pankow have become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization's 48th Annual Induction on June 15th in New York City. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, "25 or 6 to 4," "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Make Me Smile," and many others.

More than 40 years after its debut, Chicago II still sounds like nothing else. Released in 1970, Chicago’s second album brims with confidence and inspiration as it draws on everything from orchestral music to heavy rock. It spawned a trio of Top Ten hits, and the timeless classic has been remastered to reveal unprecedented clarity and definition. For the first time a new stereo remix, created by British musician and producer Steven Wilson from the 16-track multi-track tapes, made it possible to bring out elements that were muffled or submerged in the mix. The result is a new stereo version of CHICAGO II that boasts clearness, punch and definition that it didn’t have before.  It has recently been released by Rhino Records on CD and vinyl.

CHICAGO’s award-winning documentary film, Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago premiered on CNN on New Year’s Day and ranked No. 1 among adults 25-54.  This is per “Nielsen Fast National Time Period Based Data” for 1/1/17 from 8 PM -10 PM. The documentary film was originally shown at the Sedona International Film Festival in February, 2016, and won the Film Festival’s Best of Fest Audience Choice Award.  The band opened the festival with back-to-back sold-out performances.

Additionally, Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago won three awards in April, 2016, at the 10th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, taking home top prizes in the Documentary and Audience Award categories. Director Peter Pardini was awarded the festival’s Rising Star Award in direction and was on hand to accept all three awards. 

Earlier that month the documentary was the runner-up for Audience Award at the Sarasota Film Festival.

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers recently completed their co-headline North American summer tour. The 30+ date tour, promoted by Live Nation, took the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups through amphitheatres in major cities for a night of unforgettable live music.

Chicago’s newest record of new studio tracks, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI,  was released on Frontiers Records. It includes eleven brand new songs, recorded on the road. Chicago has built a new recording system that is flexible, portable, powerful and musical. This new “recording rig” travels with the band.  They have even created an online collaboration portal that allows even more performances to be worked on around the clock from remote locations. The CD package is a six-panel digipack with a beautiful 16-page full color lyric booklet.

Chicago’s lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards, multiple American Music Awards, Founding Artists of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. 

Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year.  The original four band members are Robert Lamm on keyboards and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet and vocals, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds. The band line-up also includes Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar and vocals, Lou Pardini on keyboards and vocals, Ray Herrmann on sax and flute, Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion and Jeff Coffey on bass and vocals.

For five years, Chicago raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight breast cancer for the American Cancer Society by having a winning bidder come on stage and sing “If You Leave Me Now” in concert.  Chicago generously support other charitable causes, donating a portion of ticket sales to Kelly Cares, established by Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and his wife Paqui, to support local, national and global organizations that strive to improve their communities in the areas of health and education.  Portions of ticket sales also benefit the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease, Niemann-Pick Type C. Chicago manager Peter Schivarelli, who played football for Coach Parseghian, is on Notre Dame’s Board Of Directors for their Athletic Commission.  Chicago has also associated with Hannah & Friends, an organization that serves children and adults with special needs. Hannah & Friends is the personal mission of Maura Weis and her husband, Charlie Weis, the former coach at the University of Kansas.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations.  2017 marks the band’s 50th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!

Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world. 

A Chorus Line 2018

A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical which celebrates those dedicated singer/dancers who make up the ensemble of a Broadway musical, moving them up front and center stage to tell their special tales of love and passion. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet” and “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three”.

Big League Productions’ A CHORUS LINE features the ground-breaking Tony® Award-winning direction and choreography of Michael Bennett. It was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and 9 Tony® awards including Best Musical.

A CHORUS LINE contains some adult content, including sexual references, and is suggested for mature audiences only.

Kinky Boots 2018

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola—a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards®, inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.

Don’t be fooled by the title – there’s no foul language in KINKY BOOTS! At the end of the day, this inspirational show is about acceptance – accepting yourself and accepting other people for who they are as well as the importance of kindness, understanding, and friendship. For more information, read this article about KINKY BOOTS! Recommended age of 10+.

NEWS RELEASE: CMA's Global Artist Award Winner, Tommy Emmanuel Will Pick His Way Into Pikes Peak Center, November 6

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Two-time Grammy nominee, Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world and will play Pikes Peak Center, November 6.  

NEWS RELEASE: Legendary Funny Man & Grammy Nominee, Ron White at the Pikes Peak Center, August 14

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Chart topping, three time Grammy nominee, comedian and actor Ron White brings his “Nutcracker Tour” to Pikes Peak Center, August 14.  

News Release: Kidz Bop, Make Some Noise Tour Returns To Colorado Springs, August 16

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KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, is bringing the “Make Some Noise” tour to Colorado! The KIDZ BOP Kids will take the stage to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in this energetic and interactive live show.  The “Make Some Noise” tour is the ultimate family concert experience that guarantees to get everyone singing and dancing along!

NEWS RELEASE: The Very Funny, Very Irish, Kathleen Madigan Will Take the Pikes Peak Center Stage, Oct. 2

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Kathleen Madigan, an American Comedy Award, and Phyllis Diller Award winner for ‘Best Female Comedian’ will have audiences in a roar of laughter at Pikes Peak Center, October 2.

 

NEWS RELEASE: NBC's Champions of The Sing Off, Home Free, Will Play Pikes Peak Center, November 1

Tickets to the Country Music's A Capella Sensation Are On Sale Now!

Home Free have become known for their high-energy performances, peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor.  The Acapella group will play Pikes Peak Center, November 1.  

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