TERRE HAUTE — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall Theater will be transformed into one of America’s great concert halls when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings the big band sounds of Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman and Count Basie to town for a spectacular show that kicks off the college’s 2011-12 Performing Arts Series. The concert will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets are $23-$27 for adults and $20 for students. There are discounts for purchasing tickets for multiple Performing Arts Series shows. Seating is reserved. Purchase or reserve tickets through the Hatfield Hall ticket office by calling (812) 877-8544 or visiting from 1-5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy carries on the tradition of the legendary big bands and orchestras, and is committed to the swing era lifestyle, with classic suit and fedora styling and gentlemanly demeanor. The group has become one of the most popular touring bands on the road today, performing more than 100 concerts each year. Since its arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles’ Brown Derby nightclub, BBVD’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them over time to be the singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the ’90s swing revival. The nine-man group forged a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own songbook of original dance tunes, and, 16 years later, BBVD is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time they play. BBVD’s originals thrust the group into its first phase of stardom, when “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the 1996 independent film landmark “Swingers.” The group, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, sold more than 2 million copies of the albums Americana Deluxe and This Beautiful Life, while the band’s music has appeared in more than 60 movies and television shows. With its 2003 New Orleans-inspired album Save My Soul, BBVD began playing in theaters and performing arts centers, like Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall. The band’s career milestones have included appearances in the Super Bowl halftime show, writing theme music for ESPN and network television, and performing for three American presidents. And now, BBVD’s songs have passed into the classic American songbook, playing alongside pop standard songs in film and television, and even on reality competitions like “Dancing With the Stars.” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s eighth studio album, “How Big Can You Get?,” captures the essence of an American icon, Calloway, in a rowdy celebration of musicianship, mischief, genius, street smarts and fun. It’s also brings a high-voltage jolt of winning, feel-good energy to a country slogging through tough times that may be getting tougher … exactly the way that Calloway’s music did in the Depression-era America of his own youth. “Making the album was one of our biggest musical moments,” stated lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Scotty Morris in a news release for the album’s release. He co-founded the group with drummer Kurt Sodergren in southern California. “I couldn’t be more proud that this is the album we’ve made at this moment.” Learn more about BBVD and listen to their music at www.bbvd.com/ theatre_home.html.
Concert listings: May 16, 2013
July 16 — BON JOVI, at Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be refunded to buyer’s account.
Concert Listings, May 9, 2013
Friday — BRAD PAISLEY, at Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $28.25 and $80.25. (*)
Saturday — PAUL ANKA, at Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Tickets: $ 41.50 and $96. (*)
‘Mummies’ stay cryptic in answers to questions about themselves
Members of the funk-R&B band Here Come the Mummies apparently intend to take their true identities to the grave.
Willie Nelson & Family to play IU Auditorium on April 6
New Covenant Productions will present “An Evening with Willie Nelson and Family” live in concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 6 at Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington.
Colts sign nose tackle
Another day, more player signings for the Indianapolis Colts.
Nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin agreed to terms with the Colts on Tuesday evening and officially signed with the team Wednesday. Franklin (6-1, 315) is a 10-year NFL veteran with stops in Baltimore (2003-06), San Francisco (2007-10), New Orleans (2011) and San Diego (2012).
Concerts: March 21, 2013
April 9 — MORRISSEY with KRISTEEN YOUNG, at Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, 8 p.m. Tickets: $49.50, $35 and $25. Refunds available at point of purchase.
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Singer-songwriter, Hutsonville native to perform in home county
After the January release of her new single, “I’m Not Gonna Let You,” Nashville singer-songwriter Roxie Randle will perform Feb. 7 in the Illinois county where she grew up.
Concert listings: Jan. 24, 2013
Today — PHILLIP PHILLIPS, at Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, Vincennes University, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Friday — ED SHEERAN, at Egyptian Room, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
At Home on Stage: Upcoming concert brings Grammy-nominated band and singer-guitarist back to Terre Haute
A club in New York City or the front room of the Eldredges’ house near West Terre Haute. The setting never fazed Terry Eldredge, even as a teenager. He could play music anywhere, bold and confident.
Concert listings: Jan. 17, 2013
Jan. 24 — PHILLIP PHILLIPS, at Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, Vincennes University, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Jan. 25 — ED SHEERAN, at Egyptian Room, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Strength in second half suits ISU
On 10 occasions, Indiana State’s men’s basketball team has scored more points in the second half of its games than it has the first.
- Concerts: Dec. 20, 2012
Terre Haute’s Judson Hill band to unveil new album
The four-member group hopes its new album, “Beauty in Goodbye,” catches ears in the recording industry. They’ll unveil the 10-song CD in their hometown of Terre Haute this weekend, and play it live in March at Nashville’s iconic 12th & Porter club.
- Concerts: Dec. 13, 2012
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir adds third Christmas performance
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s upcoming annual Christmas performances of “Festival of Carols” have attracted audiences larger than expected.
TH North Holiday Showcase set
Terre Haute North Vigo High School will present its second annual Holiday Showcase on Friday and Saturday at the school.
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