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THE DIVAS ARE COMING!

Franke Previte, Composer of Iconic “Dirty Dancing” Smash “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” Celebrates Music’s Greatest Divas Through Hit-Filled Journey of Four Extraordinary Women.

 

 

Friday, November 8, 2019 at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, FL

Tickets On Sale Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10 a.m.!

Daytona Beach, FL (August 12, 2019) – Academy Award-winning song writer Franke Previte (Dirty Dancing) has teamed with world-renowned live show specialist Michael LaFleur (Las Vegas, Disney, Universal, Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman) and Broadway and music producer Dennis D’Amico (Sir Paul McCartney) to premiere CALLING ALL DIVAS, a pop, rock, soul and country hit parade that fuels a joyous celebration of music, friendship and power of sisterhood.

Directed by Michael LaFleur and executive produced by Dennis D’Amico with musical direction by Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages, Rocktopia), CALLING ALL DIVAS comes to Daytona Beach for one night only, Friday, November 8, 2019 at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32118. Show time is 7:30 p.m.: Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 15 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $25, $35, and $45 plus surcharges. More information can be found at www.peabodyauditorium.org.

 

CALLING ALL DIVAS stars four very different and remarkable women, years apart in ages and backgrounds, but whose talents have no division. Together, they reveal “there’s a star in all of us”, as they bring audiences to their feet through an inspiring journey of musical empowerment jam-packed with timeless hits of the past five decades, from Etta James to compete to become the world’s next female singing superstar in a last-ditch effort devised by a music industry hopeful, desperate to save a legendary nightclub.

The affirmation is delivered through the journey of Frankie, a struggling wanna-be hit songwriter, as he scours the city to find that next “Un4gettable” female voice. Along the way, he gloriously finds far more than he could have ever imagined. True to the show’s jukebox musical design, the journey of Frankie is in many ways the journey of its creator – the “real” Franke Previte – from aspiring New Jersey songwriter to Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for (“I’ve Had”) The Time of My Life,” a song that some 30 years on, remains one of the most frequently played in the world.

Frank Dicopoulos, best known for his 22 years on The Guiding Light soap opera (Frank Achilles Cooper Jr.), plays the club owner and is a CALLING ALL DIVAS producer. The “Un4gettable” Divas are led by Broadway performer and Radio City Rockette Lisa Sherman, favorite Philly R&B vocalist Carol Riddick (Jill Scott, Will Downing), Nashville siren Trenna Barnes (Cowboy Crush, Ring of Fire) and 20-year-old newcomer Brittneyann Accetta as the blossoming subway singer.

“I wanted to develop a hybrid – a concert that morphed into a play with a thread of a storyline that empowers these girls in ways that allow the audience to relate to each of them,” says Previte, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning composer of the Dirty Dancing smash hits, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” and “Hungry Eyes.” “We have a Broadway girl, a country girl, a gospel singer, and a young subway singer and it’s just incredible to watch them seamlessly meld together into a group we call The Un4gettables. Each one is at the top of their own game, even this little subway singer. What blows me away, is the combination of their instant sisterhood and individual and collective power.”

“I am so excited about the amazing singers you will all see and hear and the platinum songs they will deliver with such passion,” says D’Amico, who has produced a wide variety of concerts, theater, film and recordings throughout the U.S. and the world. “It has been an honor working with Franke Previte, one of the nicest guys in the biz, our director Michael LaFleur, and my other partner, Frank Dicopoulos, not to mention these four incredible women, as they find a wonderful common denominator, that together they are stronger, joyous, and unforgettable! Be prepared for an uplifting experience.”

You’ll have “The Time of Your Life!”

CALLING ALL DIVAS is co-created and produced by Franke Previte, Director is Michael LaFleur, Executive producer is Dennis D’Amico. Musical director is Henry Aronson.

PHOTO CAPTION: Calling All Divas stars, from left, Brittneyann Accetta, Carol Riddick, Lisa Sherman, and Trenna Barnes. Credit: COUCOU Photography

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KEVIN JAMES

At The Peabody, Daytona Beach

Tickets on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Daytona Beach, FL - July 15 2019 - Peabody Auditorium is proud to present comedian Kevin James on November 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 

Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. James also starred in and executive produced the sitcom Kevin Can Wait for Sony Television and CBS. 

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. His second comedy special Never Don’t Give Up premiered on Netflix in April 2018. 

James was the producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 & 2, Zookeeper, and Here Comes The Boom. James made his feature film debut in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. He starred in the feature True Memoirs of an International Assassin for Netflix in 2016. In addition to his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House and the Hotel Transylvania franchise for Sony Pictures Animation. 

 

Ticket Information:

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available for purchase at the Peabody Box Office or online at www.peabodyauditorium.org. Reserved tickets are $73.00, $53.00, $43.00 and $33.00 plus surcharges. For further information, please contact Emilie Smart at 386-671-3460.


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TESLA

At The Peabody, Daytona Beach

Tickets on sale Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m.

Daytona Beach, FL - June 17 2019 - Peabody Auditorium is proud to present TESLA on September 24, 2019. One of the world’s most celebrated and enduring rock bands with a diehard, loyal fanbase, TESLA has enjoyed international chart, radio, and tour success for nearly 35 years, with global album sales topping 15 million.

TESLA formed in 1984 in Sacramento, California as City Kidd, and was renamed TESLA during the recording of their first album, 1986’s Mechanical Resonance, on the advice of their manager that City Kidd was not a great name. In addition, there was already another band going by that name. The band derived their name, certain album and song titles, and some song content from events relating to inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla. The band’s lineup features lead vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarists Frank Hannon and Dave Rude, bassist Brian Wheat and drummer Troy Luccketta.

That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid ‘80s eruption of leather, spandex and big hair, but this band has never been about those things. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith.

TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world. As worn in and comfortable as your favorite pair of jeans, as tough and dependable as your coolest leather jacket, TESLA endures because they are a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll.

TESLA is always ready to rock, and they invite everyone to join them with SHOCK.

For more information, please visit teslatheband.com

Ticket Information:

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available for purchase at the Peabody Box Office or online at www.peabodyauditorium.org. Reserved tickets are $69.50, $49.50, and $39.50 plus surcharges. For further information, please contact Emilie Smart at 386-671-3460.


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THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL

At The Peabody, Daytona Beach
Tickets on sale Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Daytona Beach, FL - May 17 2019 - Peabody Auditorium is proud to present THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL on October 10, 2019. THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION is an explosive tribute concert featuring the band’s iconic rock anthems such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions,” “Somebody To Love,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Under Pressure,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and much more. Canadian singer-musician, MARC MARTEL, famously known for resembling and singing like the late Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury and for contributing vocal recordings for the upcoming Queen biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody, is the lead vocalist for the high-energy concert.

In addition to the obligatory but nonetheless consistently astounding selections, The Ultimate Queen Celebration also incorporates an entirely unique angle that will have die-hards and casual appreciators alike clamoring to hear several other sides of Martel. “Near the end of Freddie’s life, he explored other styles of music beyond rock, including opera, so with that in mind, the show also includes a segment of familiar songs in the flavor of what they might have sounded like had Freddie ever gotten the chance to sing them,” he explains.

The Ultimate Queen Celebration is a 5-piece band comprised of lead vocalist Marc Martel, accompanied by a short list of uber-talented musicians, including Brandon Ethridge (keys), Tristan Avakian (guitar), Jason Gianni (Drums), Mike Cohen (bass), Angus Clark (guitar), J.R. McNeely (bass), and others.

For more information, please visit: https://theultimatequeencelebration.com/home

Ticket Information:

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available for purchase at the Peabody Box Office or online at www.peabodyauditorium.org. Reserved tickets are $100, $54, $44 and $34 plus surcharges. For further information, please contact Emilie Smart at 386-671-3460.


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THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

BILL MEDLEY & BUCKEY HEARD

At The Peabody, Daytona Beach

Tickets on sale Friday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Daytona Beach, FL - April 25 2019 - The Righteous Brothers, that original “blue-eyed soul”, are coming to Peabody Auditorium on January 17, 2020. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bill Medley and his new partner Bucky Heard, as they take you on a nostalgic journey through the legendary musical stylings of one of the greatest rock and roll duos of all time.

The Righteous Brothers concert experience features a string of their biggest #1 hits, including You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (the most played song in radio history), Soul & Inspiration, Unchained Melody, Rock and Roll Heaven, Medley’s Grammy-winning Dirty Dancing theme The Time of My Life, and much, much more!

Ticket Information:

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available for purchase at the Peabody Box Office or online at www.peabodyauditorium.org. Reserved tickets are $67.50, $52.50, $42.50 and $32.50 plus surcharges. For further information, please contact Emilie Smart at 386-671-3460.


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TED NUGENT

At The Peabody, Daytona Beach

Tickets on sale Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Daytona Beach, FL - April 29 2019 - Multi-platinum selling rock guitar legend Ted Nugent will be at Peabody Auditorium on August 21, 2019 with his The Music Made Me Do It Again Tour!

Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing over 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.  

Nugent was named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive, and his   no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' hit "Journey to the Center of the Mind," to classics like "Stranglehold" (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), "Cat Scratch Fever," (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster "High Enough," and cult classic "Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), Ted and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more.

For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, Ted delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A Ted Nugent show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!

Special guest Michael Austin will open the show.

For more information, please visit: www.tednugent.com and www.michaelaustinlive.com

Ticket Information:

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available for purchase at the Peabody Box Office or online at www.peabodyauditorium.org. Reserved tickets are $63, $47.50, $37.50 and $27.50 plus surcharges. For further information, please contact Emilie Smart at 386-671-3460.