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Signature Event: Duncan Sheik
On June 13, 2014, Grammy and Tony award winner Duncan Sheik will perform as SAF's Friday night Signature Event at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Duncan Sheik will be performing music from his solo catalogue and forthcoming album as well as music from his theatrical productions, including Spring Awakening and American Psycho. The performance will feature a string quartet, guest vocalist alongside band members Doug Yowell and Jason Hart.
Duncan Sheik is a singer-songwriter and composer who broke through in the late ‘90s with his Top 20 Single "Barely Breathing," which spent 55 weeks on the Billboard's Hot 100 Chart and propelled sales to 750,000 copies.
Sheik later expanded to compositions for motion pictures and the Broadway stage. Sheik composed musical Spring Awakening which earned 8 Tony Awards, including "Best Musical." "Spring Awakening" proved influential on Broadway and the New York Times predicted, "Broadway, with its often puerile sophistication and its sterile romanticism, may never be the same."
Sheik has recently debuted his latest work, the stage production of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho" at the Almeida Theatre in London. His other works in development include stage adaptations of "The Nightingale" and "Because of Winn Dixie".
In 2012 Sheik released a remix of his 2011 covers album, "Covers Eighties Remixed" with contributions from Samantha Ronson, El-P, Gabriel & Dresden, Chico Mann and more. Sheik is currently spending time in his recording studio in Garrison, NY working on his latest album of original material due out in 2014.
Tickets for this Signature Event are on sale now! Tickets are regularly priced at $50 per person, but are available at $25 per person for ARTSPASS holders. To receive your exclusive discount, buy your ARTSPASS online now and receive a special promotional code which can be entered at the time of your purchase of Duncan Sheik tickets. Already purchased your ARTSPASS? Don’t worry – we have you on record! Call the Zankel Box Office to receive your promotional code and to purchase your discounted Duncan Sheik tickets.
The Costellos - Maverick Pop Music
On Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 9:30 p.m., The Costellos will rock the night out at the fabulous outdoor pato of Javier's Restaurant on Maple Ave. in Saratoga. With drink specials, eclectic food and music to keep your feet moving, this After Dark party will light up downtown.
Led by the eclectic musicians Lynn and Bob Costello, The Costellos is a blend of rock, pop, surf, funk, jazz and a little kitchen sink thrown in for good measure. The mixture of Lynn's hypnotic voice and Bobby C's guitar skills brings audiences to their feet for some good time dancing to original songs written by this dynamic duo.
The Costellos have produced four records including; Sygtagma Square, Roman Times, Outside of Paris, and their newest release Dark Time. On the stage Bobby C and Lynn have performed with a number of major acts including: Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Crash Test Dummies, NRBQ, Reverend Horton Heat, Danny Kalb (former member of the Blues Project) and America. They were also a featured act at Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, NY.
The Costellos have made several TV appearances including a spot on CNBC's show 'America’s Talking.' Radio wise, The Costellos have had major rotation on Triple A stations including: WDST- Wood Stock, NY, WKZE- Sharon, CT and WVKR, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. The Costellos are based out of Beacon, NY. Their present lineup includes: Rheek Aparicio on bass and Mark Pisanelli on drums. Art Labriola, of Garrison, NY, sits in on lap steel, Dobro and pedal steel guitars.