Paramount announces Fall/Winter line-up
Standing under the illuminated marquis of the historic Paramount Theater this morning, venue officials ceremoniously pulled a gold quilted sheet from an easel revealing the 39 acts of the 2007-2008 season. Survey says? This year offers an eclectic and wide-ranging if not truly star-studded season.
Among the bigger names who'll take the stage in coming months: R&B diva Dionne Warwick, jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, and country singer Wynonna. While the upcoming season may not have the biggest of big names like Tony Bennett or Yo-Yo Ma, both of whom the Paramount has boasted in the past, there's no shortage of choices.
Classical music lovers and opera buffs will get a chance to see The Ten Tenors and the State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico; country and folk music aficionados can soak up Clint Black, as well as returning artists Ricky Scaggs and Arlo Guthrie; gospel devotees can see the Mighty Clouds of Joy; big band freaks might enjoy Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra; and there's even a throwback to the late 1960s with the 5th Dimension. There's also plenty of dance, comedy, and shows for the kids, as well as the Paramount's classic movie screenings– Viva Las Vegas, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and a Halloween showing of the classic horror flick Night of the Living Dead, to name just a few.
Tickets go on sale to the general public August 21, but members who donate to the organization have access either one or two weeks prior to that date, depending on how much they've shelled out. For a complete schedule or more information, visit the Paramount's website.