“This is a big moment for us, and it is a significant change, but it’s definitely a much-needed change,” Bruce said.
Through the help of community and school leaders, the Anita Martinez Mariachi Festival, Feb. 4-7, aspires to keep the music playing at OKCPS.
“The idea was to not throw any idea away, to follow any thought to its end,” said Standridge, referring to duo’s songs.
“We wanted to experience living in a different place,” Hammontree said. “We wanted to live in a major city with a lot of art and music.”
Jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall will perform Nov. 15 at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., in support of her latest album, Wallflower, which covers classic pop songs from the ’60s to the present.
“We’re all performers by nature, and we have a great interaction and chemistry on stage that keeps us all spontaneous; it’s crucial,” Hütz said.
Davidson’s last set at Ice Event Center & Grill in May 2014 lasted nearly two hours.
On this tour, the classic rock group’s itinerary skips Oklahoma City (historically a band stronghold), so a road trip to Austin, Dallas or Houston is likely in order for fans who want to see David Lee Roth with Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen.
“It is great to be able to play for people that are building a cultural scene.”
Dozens of legendary Oklahoma-tied musicians come together Saturday to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the hit song “We Are the World” with a one-time live performance Saturday at Riverwind Casino in Norman as part of KOMA’s Fan Jam party.