Amos recently celebrated a professional milestone.
On July 30, Jezebel.com had the honor of hosting the world premiere of Amos’ video for “Promise,” a new single from her latest album, “Unrepentant Geraldines,” and her first major collaboration with her daughter Natashya.
It’s been 22 years since Amos released her groundbreaking debut album, “Little Earthquakes,” which enjoyed bounteous critical success though it peaked outside the Top 50 on the Billboard 200.
Singles such as “Silent All These Years,” “China,” “Winter” and “Crucify” garnered attention initially on alternative radio programs. Videos for the singles entered the rotation on MTV and Amos appeared on television programs such as “Late Night with David Letterman,” “CBS This Morning” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
ST. PETERSBURG - Singer-songwriter Janiva Magness, 2013 Blues Music Award-winner, will be performing her eleventh studio album, Original, Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Ringside Café in St. Petersburg.
The eleven-song album begins with her classic soul sound on "Let Me Breathe" as she does not shy away from her emotions. Magness gets her R&B groove going on "Twice As Strong," but gets back to her roots on the clap/stomp rhythm of "I Need A Man." She grooves to the sweet R&B flavor of "Everything Is Alright," before pouring her heart into climbing the slow blues of "Mountain." She ventures into the Americana feel of "Badass" with huge success, before closing with the emotionally filled "Standing."
TAMPA - R&B superstar Anthony Hamilton is coming to the USF Sun Dome on Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., as part of The Tampa Urban Music Fest.
Tickets are $75, $65, $55, $45, and $35. Additional fees may apply. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Sun Dome Box Office. Sign up for the SD VIP Pass to receive all the information you need about this event and others at www.SunDomeArena.com.
ST. PETERSBURG - Eric Himy will present one of the most technically demanding and expressive concerts ever attempted at the Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. in the elegant Marly Room.
Tickets are first-come, first-served, cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID, and can be purchased online by going to www.fine-arts.org. Admission to the entire Museum is included in the ticket price.
LARGO - The Largo Lions Club will once again sponsor its annual Spotlight Series, presenting five shows at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.
Individual show tickets are $24.50. A five-show series special costs $97.50 and a four-show series special costs $78. Tickets are currently available.
Following is a summary of the Largo Lions Club Spotlight Series:
- Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, 2 and 7 p.m. - The Fire and Rain Band will present a James Taylor Tribute, performing songs such as “Your Smiling Face, “How Sweet It is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Carolina in My Mind.”
McDonald and the members of Toto are old friends, dating back years prior to the singer's appearance on Toto's “I'll Be Over You,” from the “Fahrenheit” album in 1986. Toto members Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather collaborate with McDonald on his RIAA gold certified solo debut “If That's What It Takes” (1982). The trio all performed on “That's Why” and “No Such Luck,” while Jeff laid down the drums and Luke contributed guitar on “I Keep Forgettin'.” Lukather also played on “I Gotta Try” and “Believe In It.” In 1977, Keyboardist David Paich arranged horns and strings on the Doobie Brothers “Livin' on the Fault Line.” Even earlier, in 1972, Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro extended the invitation to McDonald to join Steely Dan.
Tampa Bay area venues will welcome a diverse selection of musical artists in the coming weeks.
Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the best of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll, will return for another summer run Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
CLEARWATER - The New Hope for Hero’s Mega-Concert Series will kick off Thursday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre with a special tribute show for local veterans, their families and all those who have given their lives for our country.
Live at the Capitol Theatre, the inspiring evening of appreciation and remembrance will offer local veterans of all wars the grateful thanks of the Clearwater community. The public is invited to attend, so hundreds of $25 general admission tickets are available to the general public, 100 percent free at the campaign website. Visit www.NewHopeCampaign.org. Tickets also are available by calling the campaign services hotline at 231-4887. Reserved VIP and executive balcony box tickets also are available.
The Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St.
The show will feature a live performance of the world-music show Trans-Formation with special video segments, featuring clips of Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna, Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise, acclaimed actors, like Tom Hanks and other Academy Award winning artists who have dedicated themselves to veterans’ causes and supporting our troops in active service. During the show video, segments also will include an all-star lineup including Colin L. Powell, two-time Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Dianne Wiest and many more familiar names and faces. The concert will be hosted live by Florida’s own creator of Trans-Formation, E. Laurence Bake, with special guest appearances by local singing sensations Nancy Burridge and Emily Cutting.
CLEARWATER - Clear Track Recording Studios recently announced that Jennifer Day Morrison (aka Jyn), recording artist, songwriter, producer and programmer will be joining Clear Track Recording Studios as the production coordinator.
She will be responsible for managing artist relations, scheduling bookings, supporting marketing and promotion activities plus she is available for vocals, keyboard, songwriting and production projects at the Studio.
CJ's On The Island 115 107th Ave., Treasure Island Comfort Zone, 7 to 9 p.m. Call 727-360-1760 or visit www.cjsonti.com
Cocktails New Port Richey 6229 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey Category Three, 8 p.m. Call 727-848-3227 or visit cocktailsnpr.com
Copperheads Tap House 670 Main Street, Safety Harbor The Little Big Show, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Call 727-400-4721 or visit copperheadstaphouse.com
Cricketers British Pub & Restaurant 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin Hope Darling, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 727-736-1322 or visit www.cricketerspub.com
Gators Cafe & Saloon 12754 Kingfish Drive, Treasure Island Tab Brown, 3 to 7 p.m.; Amanda Keller Band, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 727-367-8951 or visit gatorscafe.com
Jannus Live 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg Cisco Adler, On The Avenue, The Crazy Carls, Vapormones. Doors open 8 p.m. Tickets $5. Call 727-565-0551 or visit www.jannuslive.com
Jessi's Family Restaurant 8331 66th Street N., Pinellas Park Reminiscent, 5 to 8 p.m. Call 727-541-1200 or visit www.JessisRestaurant.com
Jimmy B's Beach Bar 6200 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach Rob McDowell, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sweet Spot, 2 to 7:30 p.m.; Dirty Secrets, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 727-367-1902 or visit www.beachcomberflorida.com/entertainment.asp