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K.C. & The Sunshine Band At The National Symphony

It’s the party event of the summer! With their distinctive “Miami sound,” KC & The Sunshine Band have been making people dance for four decades. Be there as these pioneers make their first Schermerhorn appearance, and shake your booty to these hits plus many more: (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty That’s the Way (I Like It) I’m Your Boogie Man Keep It Comin’ Love Get Down Tonight Please Don’t Go Boogie Shoes To order your tickets visit www.NashvilleSymphony.Org or call 615.687.6400.

By |July 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: “Soaring to New Heights” Book Fair Chats With Dr. Alvin

LateShift-Valencia Campbell 071417 Book Fair

DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Celebrity Chef Carla Hall To Green Door Gourmet On July 22nd. See You There!

Carla Hall Green Door Gourmet Carla Hall, co-host of ABCs Emmy award winning series The Chew, and owner of Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen will be returning to her hometown of Nashville to host an old fashioned community dinner on the ground at Green Door Gourmet! This is a family friendly event based on traditional southern Sunday supper and soul food cuisine. This event will take place in Green Door Gourmet’s beautiful Grand Barn and will feature live music from the Music City Doughboys. “VIP Meet and Greet” with Carla Hall begins at 5:00pm. VIPs will receive a signed copy of one of Carla’s books. Green Door Gourmet is a 350 acre organic farm, country store, [...]

David Benoit Featuring The JT Project

Featuring David Benoit and The JT Project. For three decades, the 5 time GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. But, like an actor who has been known primarily for one role, he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin and Leonard Bernstein. Benoit received three GRAMMY® nominations in the categories of Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for “Every Step of the Way” (1989), Best Large Ensemble Performance for GRP All-Star Big Band (1996), and Best Instrumental Composition for “Dad’s Room,” the latter from the album Professional Dreamer (2000). In 2010, Benoit received a Lifetime Achievement Award from [...]

By |July 8th, 2017|0 Comments

DrAlvin.com Welcomes David Benoit To New Daisy Theatre On July 8th. See You There!

David Benoit Featuring David Benoit and The JT Project. For three decades, the 5 time GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. But, like an actor who has been known primarily for one role, he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry, influenced by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Dave Grusin and Leonard Bernstein. Benoit received three GRAMMY® nominations in the categories of Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for “Every Step of the Way” (1989), Best Large Ensemble Performance for GRP All-Star Big Band (1996), and Best Instrumental Composition for “Dad’s Room,” the latter from the album Professional Dreamer (2000). In 2010, Benoit received a Lifetime Achievement [...]

DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Natural Wonder To City Winery Nashville On Sunday August 27th At 7:30pm. See You There!

Natural Wonder According to the old idiom, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but some subjects worthy of flattery are not so easily imitated, and in the age of the tribute band, many a giant of the American songbook goes without authentic tribute simply because the original article set the bar a little too high. Such seems to be the case with Stevie Wonder, the genius of composition and unparalleled vocal and instrumental ability who, throughout his career, has had the backing of some of the most formidable musicians in the industry. When one considers the colossal talent that is Stevie Wonder–the limitless voice and boundless multi-instrumental skill–it’s no mystery as to why there [...]

DrAlvin.Com Welcomes Brian Culbertson Funk! Tour To NPAC

Brian Culbertson Presented by Mountain States Foundation. All proceeds benefit Niswonger Children's Hospital. Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Heralding from the musically rich city of Chicago, he began his musical studies at the early age of 8 on piano and quickly picked up several other instruments by age 12 including drums, trombone, bass, and euphonium. Inspired by the great R&B/Jazz/Pop artists of the 70’s like Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn, and others, Brian Culbertson started composing original music for his 7th grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped having self-produced 16 solo albums, most of which have topped [...]

Helene Stapinski, Author Of Murder In Matera: A True Story Of Passion, Family, And Forgiveness In Southern Italy Chats With Dr. Alvin

Helene Stapinski “A thrilling detective story… Stapinski pursues the study of her family’s criminal genealogy with unexpected emotional results.” — Library Journal A writer goes deep into the heart of Italy to unravel a century-old family mystery in this spellbinding memoir that blends the suspenseful twists of Making a Murderer and the emotional insight of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels. Since childhood, Helene Stapinski heard lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, Vita. In Southern Italy, she was a loose woman who had murdered someone. Immigrating to America with three children, she lost one along the way. Helene’s youthful obsession with Vita deepened as she grew up, eventually propelling the journalist to Italy, where, with her own children [...]