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Tribute to the Music of John Denver: starring Jim Curry

Jim Curry began his music career writing and performing the opening song, “The Time of Your Life” for hissenior play.  The song was then voted to be the 1975 class song and Jim was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to study music in college.  Even at this early stage in his life Jim’s natural voice resembled that of singer/songwriter John Denver. Embracing the similarities, Jim continued to sing and specialize in the songs of John Denver, sharing John’s positive messages of love, humanity and environmental awareness.

The untimely death of John Denver’s in 1997 was a tragedy that was felt the world over. Such a void in the musical world left John's ardent fans demanding that his music survive.  CBS television responded by producing a made for TV movie: “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story” in which Jim landed an off-camera role singing as the voice of John Denver.  This experience inspired Jim to produce full–length John Denver tribute concerts.

He’s not your usual “Vegas style” impersonator.  In fact, he is not an impersonator at all.  Jim sings, in his own natural voice. His looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the true essence of John Denver’s music. Curry’s genuine delivery rolls across the crowd as multi-platinum hits like "Rocky Mountain High," "Annie’s Song" and "Calypso" fill the room.

Jim believes that John Denver’s words still ring true in these difficult times of war and environmental crisis. Jim delivers these songs in the same spirit, with the same heartfelt care and desire to make a difference. Recently, Curry sees a growing number of younger listeners. Curry says, “These songs blend the images of our natural earth with a love for each other as people.  The care you give to someone you love is the best care.  Making that connection to our earth and to each other is the goal.”

Jim has createdthe ultimate tribute experience and has emerged as the top performer of John Denver’s music today.  He often performs with John Denver’s former band members. Curry has taken his show on the road to Performing Arts Centers and Casinos in the US and Canada and out to sea as one of the most popular shows on the Holland America Cruise Line.

Jim performs with many of John’s Band members,  Bass player Dick Kniss - who also tours with Peter Paul and Mary; Songwriter, guitar and dobro player Steve Weisberg - who penned many of John Denver’s recordings;  Banjo player Jim Connor - a former member of the New Kingston Trio and author of the hit song “Grandma’s Feather Bed”; Legendary guitarist James Burton - who played with Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and John Denver;  Chad Mitchell and the Chad Mitchell Trio; and in what would be one of his last major performances before his passing, singer/songwriter John Stewart of the famed Kingston Trio.  

Jim’s latest efforts have taken his tribute show to a new level by adding symphony orchestrations back into live performances of John Denver music.  When John Denver wanted to add a full orchestra to his live shows and recordings, he teamed up with Grammy Award winning arranger, composer and conductor Lee Holdridge.  John’s songs along with Lee’s symphony arrangements became the trademark sound of many of John’s hits.  Jim Curry and Lee Holdridge have now brought the rebirth of the timeless songs of America’s troubadour back in a full-length live concert of John Denver’s greatest works. 

Whether Jim is performing with a symphony orchestra, with his talented band, or all by himself, his compelling voice, combined with dramatic images of nature is an unforgettable show that will truly fill up your senses!

Travis LeDoyt as Elvis presented by Egyptian Theatre Foundation

 

On Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Travis LeDoyt is a truly remarkable singer, performer, songwriter, and musician (piano, keyboard, guitar) he is also one the most convincing, awe inspiring Young Elvis tribute acts to the stage. Don't believe me? Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Str__0zWM

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Tickets on sale now. Get them soon.

Adults (18 years +) Advanced: $18 / Day-of: $23

Students / Teachers / Seniors (65+) / Military (w/ID) Advanced: $15 / Day-of: $20

Saturday, June 15:Rob Richards & The Egyptian's Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ

Saturday, June 15, 2013. Perry's Egyptian Theater presented a special evening with world famous organist, Rob Richards. Richards is the resident House Organist at Disney's El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, where he has performed over six-thousand times on the legendary “Mighty Wurlitzer” pipe organ since 1999. This event speaks to the history of the theater, which was originally built as a movie palace in 1924. During its early years, the theater was a common place to screen silent movies with a live organist playing along to the movie.

Rob Richards is not your average theater organist. The evening presented an integration of computer music technology with the pipe organ. This notion can be divisive among the traditionalists in the organ world. However, it crafts a new brand of music in which Rob is conductor, arranger and performer. This inventive advance to keyboard music radically expands the potential of this instrument for future organist and contemporary audiences.

Rob Richards was recognized by the by the American Theatre Organ Society in 2005 with the " Organist of the Year" award.  Richards has performed for multiple Hollywood icons, and has even shared the stage at events with famed stars like Liberace, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Elton John. He has emerged on numerous national TV programs & received praise from critics. Throughout seven international concert tours, his blend of technical ability and personal flair has earned him support spanning the entire world.

Old North State and Working in Shifts

Old North State brought a memorable performance to Ogden providing an evening of unique, lively music that brought us to our feet.

Michael Franti at Weber State University

A huge thanks to Michael Franti for performing and speaking at Weber State University.

Jazz at the Station - September Performance

A memorable performance last night at Ogden's Union Station .  We'd like to thank Ben and Caril Jennings for bringing these great performances to our community. 

Vintage Vixens Fashions at the Crowley Gallery

It was a wonderful evening of fashion and fun! Vintage style modeled on the gallery runway, with authentic classic couture from Glitz and Glamour. Also, Rockin' Dames representing Folter Clothing, Pin Up Girl Clothing, T.U.K. shoes and Lux Deville accessories. 

9th Annual Uncle Uncanny Festival

For the past 9 years Uncle Uncannys Summer Session has become the premiere event for local bands and DJs to showcase their talents.

Horse Feathers at the Ogden Nature Center

Set with an amazing sunset and beautiful backdrop, the Ogden Nature Center was host to Horse Feathers, who's first album, Words Are Dead, received a Plug Awards nomination for Americana Album of the Year in 2007, and their second, House With No Home, sold over 12,000 copies, making it one of Kill Rock Stars’ best-selling debut records ever.

Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real put on a rocking show at Kamikazis last night.