Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Morning Blend - Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway 
Friday, Jun 24, 2011

“At Last” the Platinum Award-winning incomparable Ann Hampton Callaway will be back with IT in a not-to-be-missed evening and only Tucson appearance! She will touch your heart with her wit and magnificent musical artistry!

Invisible Theatre's Sizzling Summer Sounds 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cabaret returns to Arizona Inn

Cabaret returns to Arizona Inn


Cabaret returns to Arizona Inn

By Cathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011

Invisible Theatre launches its 2011 Sizzling Summer Sounds cabaret concert series this week with two events - "High Standards" with a cast of popular Tucson performers and "An Evening With Ann Hampton Callaway" featuring the critically acclaimed New York cabaret singer.

PHOTO COURTESY OF INVISIBLE THEATRENew York cabaret singer Ann Hampton Callaway will perform as part of Invisible Theatre's Sizzling Summer Sounds.

"We wanted to be able to showcase world-class talent that lives here and comes in in a setting where people really listen to the music," Claassen said. "I like to say it's a cosmopolitan experience on Tucson time: Have dinner, a cabaret show and hang out with the artists in the lounge and still be home by 10."

Performances: "High Standards" featuring Jeffrey Haskell, Jack Neubeck and Katherine Byrnes at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; "An Evening With Ann Hampton Callaway" 8 p.m. Thursday, next Friday and June 25.

• Where: Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.

• Tickets: $35, $99 for three-event sampler by calling 882-9721. Discounts available.

• Details:

• Et cetera: Sizzling Summer Sounds continues through mid-July.

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Cabaret returns to Arizona Inn

Pure Entertainment | Review | Tucson Weekly

Pure Entertainment | Review | Tucson Weekly

Invisible Theatre's Sizzling Summer Sounds series returns to the Arizona Inn

Over the next month, there are 10 different concerts slated, with most of them featuring multiple performances. Some will showcase the very best of Tucson's musical talent, and some will feature out-of-town headliners in an intimate, cabaret-like setting. After each performance, the audience will be able to mingle with the singers and musicians in the Audubon Lounge.
"This is such a special opportunity," says Claassen. "All these folks are so accessible, and they're all people you'd want to know."
Jack Neubeck will be featured in Sizzling Summer Sounds on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22. - William Dell
Jack Neubeck will be featured in Sizzling Summer Sounds on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22.
Neubeck, joined by Haskell and Katherine Byrnes, will be featured in the first offering, called "High Standards," on June 21 and 22. He can hardly contain his excitement about getting to perform "some of the greatest songs ever written." And having been instrumental in developing the "Sizzling" series, he's thrilled to see its return.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sizzling Summer Sounds opens June 21!

Sizzling Summer Sounds
(520) 882-9721 June 21-July 16!

Sizzling Summer Sounds

Ann Hampton Callaway will bring her mastery of multiple musical styles in for three performances, June 23-25. The award-winning composer/lyricist/singer/pianist/actress will not only sizzle, but with her full-hearted approach to making music, she is sure to smolder as well.

Although she now calls New York home, Callaway grew up in the Chicago area and says music was ever-present, so much so that it was "like breathing. I'm really grateful that I experimented with many different art forms, but I felt music was the most beautiful way to draw all the things I love and do into one field of endeavor."

Callaway says that she was particularly inspired by Carole King. "Whatever year Tapestry came out, I was walking around with my allowance and walked by the record store and saw the album. I had never heard of Carole King, but I was so intrigued by the album cover, I immediately bought it on a leap of faith. When I played it, it was an epiphany: 'This is what I want to do with the rest of my life. I want to write songs and sing songs from the heart like this incredible woman.'"
Years later, Callaway and King wrote a song together for Callaway's Slow album. "She didn't want to write the song until the day of the recording, and we worked from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to finish it. Then she stayed to hear me record her song 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?' It was one of the greatest days of my life."
Callaway has also collaborated with Barbra Streisand. "I had written a peace anthem, and when I finished it, I just thought, 'This song belongs to Barbra Streisand.' It took seven years to get this song to her, and about 150 rewrites later, she recorded the song—10 years to the day that I wrote it." Streisand also sang Callaway's "At the Same Time" for Streisand's "millennium" concert. "So thanks to Barbra, I have two platinum records and one gold record and a lot of great memories. She was always honest, direct and sweet to me."

Having played several concerts in Tucson before—one with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra—Callaway says she's looking forward to the intimate setting at the Arizona Inn, where she and the audience "can really experience each other. The songs I choose to sing in my shows are so powerful, and I am willing to share who I am and put in all the heart and soul and imagination I can. A night with just me and an audience is a recipe for a lot of magic."