Sizzling November at Arts Garage

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It may be fall, but things are heating up at Arts Garage. The critically acclaimed play Sex with Strangers continues its acclaimed run. The passionate comedy from Laura Eason, one of the writers of House of Cards, is an insightful and steamy look at who we really are. The New York Times called it a “……a twisty and timely play…about good sex and bad faith…lust, love and the complex nature of identity in our digital-dominated era…” Adding to this month’s excitement are a series of jazz legends including Arts Garage favorites Larry Coryell and Federico Britos, who bring new partners along for their shows this season, adding a new dimension to their brilliant performances. In addition, we welcome Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre. Yes, Arts Garage knows how to rock too! For more information and tickets, please visit www.artsgarage.org or call 561-654-8151. thru Nov. 15th | SEX WITH STRANGERS | Theatre | $30-45  The provocative play continues for evening and matinee performances. When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure 40-something novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As the attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Fri. 11/6, 8pm | LARRY CORYELL AND DIEGO FIGUEIREDO | Jazz-Rock | $25-45  Two amazing musicians unite for an incredible night of entertainment. As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock, Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. In the 1960s he brought an incredible sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences. Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he is comfortable in almost every style, from decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar. Joining him is Diego Figueiredo, regarded as a fast rising star among the world’s greatest jazz guitarists, with 20 albums under his belt. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names in jazz. His unique skills and charismatic live performances have been a hit in more than 50 countries around the world. In addition, Diego was awarded twice at the Montreux Jaxx Festival as “one of the greatest guitarists in the world”. He performs uniting technique and emotion with a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz. Fri. 11/13, 8pm | PAUL BARRERE & FRED TACKETT | Acoustic Blues Rock | $45-60  Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett are legendary guitar players known for their band Little Feat, popular in the1970s for their electric blend of blues, rock and roll, boogie, and jazz. They have now joined forces to form an acoustic duet that is guaranteed to blow you away, performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. They first played together on the album ”Dixie Chicken“ over thirty-five years ago and since then have played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others including Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and the Wallflowers, to name a few. Fri. 11/20, 8pm | VIVIAN SESSIONS | Jazz | $25-35  The powerful vocalist steps into the spotlight after working as a backing vocalist for Christina Aguilera, Cher, Joe Cocker, Pink, Patti Labelle, Patti Austin, Natalie Cole and Chaka Khan. The soulful singer has also collaborated with Chris Botti, Eric Benet and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20. Sat. 11/21, 8pm | MARTIN BARRE | Rock| $45-60  The Grammy-award winning guitarist has played in Jethro Tull for 43 years, contributing to their success in a major way. The band represents an important part of classic rock history, with over 60 million albums sold. Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the U.S. for his playing on ‘Aqualung’, and he received a Grammy award for his playing on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ in1988. In addition to Jethro Tull, Martin has worked with top artists like Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with legends like Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Martin has put together a band to play the classic music from the Tull catalogue in order to give fans and a broader audience a chance to hear tracks that have not been performed for many years. Fri. 11/27, 8pm | LESLIE SMITH | Jazz | $25-35  The award winning singer, songwriter, and producer is one of the most talented artists New Orleans has to offer. While she began her career singing in her native New Orleans streets, she quickly started performing and recording with a Who’s Who of New Orleans’ finest artists, including Ellis Marsalis and Allen Toussaint, who calls her “One of Louisiana’s greatest treasures”. In 2002 Leslie was named “A Cultural Ambassador of New Orleans music”, and in 2008 she received a proclamation from the New Orleans City Council for her “gift of song, magnanimous presence and beautiful voice”. Her soulful, funky, bluesy tunes are filled with emotional expression, freedom and joy. From headlining at Lincoln Center to performing at the Apollo Theatre, Leslie always delivers an unparalleled power and passion. Sat. 11/28, 8pm | FEDERICO BRITOS HOT CLUB | Jazz | $25-45  Led by the six-time Grammy winning jazz violinist Federico Britos, Hot Club of the Americas is comprised of a hand picked cast of world-class musicians. The result is a live show that can best be described as an explosion of Latin rhythms that highlight familiar melodies frequently performed in the “Hot Club” style. The band explores the musical contributions of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli from a Latin American perspective. The Grammy-nominated singer, Cécile McLorin Salvant, enhances the group with her mesmerizing vocals. Federico, a Latin jazz legend, began playing violin at age five, and has since served as principal chair, soloist and Concertmaster with some of the great symphony orchestras of South America as well as the Miami Symphony Orchestra. The Uruguay native has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has written and recorded many works for orchestras, chamber ensembles, ballet and dance, as well as works for TV and theater. He has also been recognized for “introducing Bossa Nova” to Cuba. In addition to receiving a Grammy-nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014,Cécile won the 2010 Thelonius Monk Competition. She has performed with Winston Marsalis at Lincoln Center, and is the voice of Chanel’s “Chance” ad campaign for the third consecutive year.