Tag: Paul Simon

Chris Botti | the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Chris Botti Is Jazz Artist to the Stars

You may not have heard of Chris Botti, but you’ve definitely heard Chris Botti, considering his trumpet riffs have jazzed up the tours and pop recordings of the best individuals music has to offer. Hearing Miles Davis’ “My Funny Valentine” at 12 years old was all it took. Read More ›

Fela! The Concert | The Long Center for the Performing Arts

When Afrobeat Was Born — Fela! The Concert Celebrates Its Founding Father

It’s no exaggeration to say Afrobeat is one of the most influential genres of music in the last 100 years. Invented in the 1970s through a combination of African and American musical styles, it influenced the musical landscape the world over and continues to be heard today in genres like hip-hop, R&B and even modern pop, electronic and club music. Fela! The Concert celebrates it all. Read More ›

The Man Behind the Music: A Look at Burt Bacharach’s Astounding Career

Dozens of famous names have played the Long Center’s iconic Dell Hall, and Oscar and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Burt Bacharach … Read More ›

Paul Simon Surprises and Sings during Steve Martin Show

It’s never boring here! Sure, maybe it wasn’t the biggest surprise he was there, since Paul Simon is married to … Read More ›