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FRIDAY (JANUARY 16, 2015) NOON - 11PM
SATURDAY (JANUARY 17, 2015) 10AM - 11PM
SUNDAY (JANUARY 18, 2015) 10AM - 8PM
— photograph by dave hogerty (original noise)
Doug Wimbish and Allan Harris onstage at Art Deco Weekend 2014. When two such eclectic and virtuoso talents get together, something special is sure to happen. So enjoyable was Harris' and Wimbish's first musical meeting that Doug (Art Deco Weekend Musical Director) invited Harris back for a 2015 encore.
To see last year's show, and to reserve tickets for this year's two performances. (TBA)
January 16, 2015
The Miami Design Preservation League and Art Deco Weekend 2015 is honored to present the World Premier of "THE BRIDGE" ... an exciting musical performance, written and played to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow activists, who 50 years ago fought to secure CIVIL RIGHTS for ALL AMERICANS.
Produced, Directed and Played by Art Deco Weekend Musical Director DOUG WIMBISH
and his world-class virtuoso band, featuring:
• Adam Falcon ... and many others who will rotate on and off stage.
WDNA (Live Broadcast)
After Art Deco Weekend, Allan and Doug will take "The Bridge" to Selma, Alabama commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Voting Rights March (March 7, 1965) across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
After King and hundreds of fellow activists were met with violence by racist town's folk and law enforcement officers, the day came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."
"THE WORLD IS A GHETTO"
— video by dave hogerty (original noise)
Last year was the first musical meeting between Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish and New York jazz vocalist Allan Harris. Nobody knew where the music was going to travel, but their show-opening rendition of War's 1972 radio classic "The World is a Ghetto" was the beginning of a ride through American History and Time.
ART DECO ALL-STAR BAND members are:
• Christian Howes (violin)
• Jesse Jones Jr. (alto saxophone)
• Keith LeBlanc (drums)
• Michel Ferré (piano)
January 17, 2015
Another important event in Art Deco Weekend 2015's celebration of Miami Beach's 100th Year is MDPL releasing its first CD, "DECO MOON OVER MIAMI" ... featuring a collection of compositions and songs by an eclectic group of musicians who've performed at previous Art Deco Weekend celebrations.
The music on the disc is sure to be taken to an even higher level (at the CD Release Party and Live Performance) when played by many of the featured musicians including:
(Miami's Own Afro-Cuban Jam Band, voted South Florida's best by critics and fans alike)
• David Pastorius ... and any number of Miami's finest who always turn out for such a jam.