Past Tributes & Events

Past tributes and events

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Folk-rock/Americana harmony trio Gathering Time will pay tribute to another famous threesome — Crosby, Stills & Nash — as well as Joni Mitchell during a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Earlville Opera House (18 E. Main St. in Earlville).

Gathering Time has performed for the past decade around the Northeast and beyond. Their latest album “Keepsake” earned the No. 1 spot on the Folk DJ chart in 2016, with six songs from the album among the top 25 most played that year. More information here.

‘Down To You’ is a concert version of John Kelly’s acclaimed tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. This ‘drag free’ version is performed without the usual theatrical costumes, focused on songs from the various stages of Ms. Mitchell’s career, sung in Kelly’s signature three-octave voice, and played utilizing her unique guitar tunings and on the dulcimer that she gave him upon first seeing his performance. Music direction and piano by Zecca Esquibel.

Kelly’s 2017 version of ‘Down to You’ (Joe’s Pub, June 2017) was cited by The New York Times as one of the top ten opera and vocal performances of the year and was included in New York Magazine’s ‘Reasons to Love New York’ feature.

John Kelly is a performance and visual artist. Over the course of his four-decade-long career he has created over 30 group and solo performance works including ‘Pass The Blutwurst, Bitte’, ‘Find My Way Home’, and ‘Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell’. His works have been presented at BAM, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, PS 122 and the Tate Modern among other venues.

Awards and fellowships include 2 Bessie Awards, 2 Obie Awards, a USA Artists Award, and 2 NEA American Masterpieces Awards. Fellowships include The American Academy in Rome, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and The Sundance Theatre Institute.

In 2017 he premiered ‘Time No Line,’ a performance work based on 40 years of journal writings at La MaMa, and an exhibition of his visual artwork was presented at Howl! Happening and subsequently traveled to Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. More information here

Multi-genre artist Reimann's retrospective of the early hits of iconic and influential Joni Mitchell with guest artist Michele Temple (Pere Ubu). Hannah will read selections from the recent best-selling biography, Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe in between songs. More information here

Born in New York City to German and Korean parents, Musician and Filmmaker HANNAH REIMANN sang publicly at 2 years old, studied Classical piano since childhood, received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and began her career as a concert pianist (Lincoln Center, Grand Canyon Music Festival).“A determined and uncanny performer” of the music of Joni Mitchell (New Yorker Magazine), she synthesized her roles as multi-instrumentalist performer, teacher, and filmmaker over two decades.

Multi-instrumentalist Michele Temple has been performing and teaching since she was twelve. As a live performer Michele plays electric bass in avante rock outfit Pere Ubu since 1993 and with Le Garage Cabaret featuring accordianist Marni Rice.Michele has a Master's degree in Musicology and teaches at the Brooklyn Conservatory as well as other music and private schools around the city. She counts among her former students multiple Grammy winning artist Alicia Keys.

Debra Mann returns to The Narrows to celebrate the much-anticipated release of her new recording, Full Circle, on Whaling City Sound. Full Circle features the music of Joni Mitchell, in celebration of her 75th year. Debra and her band of world-class jazz musicians, Dino Govoni (sax), Jay Azzolina (guitar), Dave Zinno (upright bass), and Marty Richards (drums) interpret the iconic music of one of the most influential and revered songwriters of the 20th century.

Debra Mann is widely recognized as Rhode Island’s premier jazz pianist, composer, and vocalist. She has performed extensively over three decades throughout the New England area at jazz clubs, concert halls, and festivals. More information here

‘Down To You’ is a concert version of John Kelly’s acclaimed tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. This ‘drag free’ version is performed without the usual theatrical costumes, focused on songs from the various stages of Ms. Mitchell’s career, sung in Kelly’s signature three-octave voice, and played utilizing her unique guitar tunings and on the dulcimer that she gave him upon first seeing his performance. Music direction and piano by Zecca Esquibel.

Kelly’s 2017 version of ‘Down to You’ (Joe’s Pub, June 2017) was cited by The New York Times as one of the top ten opera and vocal performances of the year and was included in New York Magazine’s ‘Reasons to Love New York’ feature.

John Kelly is a performance and visual artist. Over the course of his four-decade-long career he has created over 30 group and solo performance works including ‘Pass The Blutwurst, Bitte’, ‘Find My Way Home’, and ‘Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell’. His works have been presented at BAM, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, PS 122 and the Tate Modern among other venues.

Awards and fellowships include 2 Bessie Awards, 2 Obie Awards, a USA Artists Award, and 2 NEA American Masterpieces Awards. Fellowships include The American Academy in Rome, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and The Sundance Theatre Institute.

In 2017 he premiered ‘Time No Line,’ a performance work based on 40 years of journal writings at La MaMa, and an exhibition of his visual artwork was presented at Howl! Happening and subsequently traveled to Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. More information here

Cohen Talmor will front the “Black Crow” show scheduled for Noctorno in Jerusalem on September 8 (doors open 9 p.m., show starts 10 p.m.). Musicians that include multidisciplinary bassist Yankeleh Segal and seasoned drummer Shahar Haziza on board your magical mystery tour. Segal also serves as musical producer of the show and, as the doyen of the troupe, has the most onstage experience, and is the most steeped in Mitchell’s oeuvre. Udi Simhon on guitar and keyboardist Ido Selzenik complete the instrumental cast. More information here

Join us on Sunday, September 1, 2018 for An Evening With A Celebration of Joni Mitchell Featuring Kimberly Ford at the Fremont Theater. More information here

Cohen Talmor will front the “Black Crow” show scheduled for next Wednesday (doors open 8 p.m., show starts 9 p.m.) at Kibbutz Ein Shemer, with a second gig lined up at Noctorno in Jerusalem on September 8 (doors open 9 p.m., show starts 10 p.m.). Musicians that include multidisciplinary bassist Yankeleh Segal and seasoned drummer Shahar Haziza on board your magical mystery tour. Segal also serves as musical producer of the show and, as the doyen of the troupe, has the most onstage experience, and is the most steeped in Mitchell’s oeuvre. Udi Simhon on guitar and keyboardist Ido Selzenik complete the instrumental cast. More information here

The enduring music of Joni Mitchell is re-imagined in this energetic musical experience. Conceived and directed by Vancouver’s theatrical powerhouses (and spouses) Andrew Cohen & Anna Kuman. One of the most influential female recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “River”, “California” and “A Case of You” through the ears and eyes of a new generation, connecting them to the politics and world we know today. More information here

When Runs from Wednesday August 15 2018 to Sunday August 26 2018
Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue
Remai Arts Centre - Rawlco Radio Hall
100 Spadina Cres E
Saskatoon SK S7K 0L3

Performance Notes
× A Firehall Arts Centre Production
Created by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman
Inspired by the songs of Joni Mitchell

Musical

One of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell’s enduring music is re-imagined in a euphoric and energetic new musical. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “River”, “California” and “A Case of You” through the ears and eyes of a new generation.

“…the creators of and performers in Circle Game are, in their own right, “stardust”, they are “golden” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Theatre Critic

More information here