Live On Stage in Temecula
Theater, Concert and Dance Performances in the Inland Empire
What's Up? Temecula brings you everything you need to know about live performances all over Temecula and the Inland Empire. We're your guide to the hottest tickets in town!
After finding moderate success with a rotating roster of musicians, it was the discovery vocalist Jani Lane that seem to be the missing cog in Turner’s quick-moving machine. Turner had found his solid line up with himself and Lane, along with drummer Steven Sweet, bassist Jerry Dixon and guitarist Joey Allen and his band, known as Warrant, was ready to rock. And they rocked hard.
Toad the Wet Sprocket changed the landscape of alternative music during the 1990’s with what some might say was a softer, more sensitive approach to the popular genre. With chart-topping singles like “Walk on the Ocean,” and “All I Want,” Toad’s third and breakthrough album, “Fear,” released in 1991, catapulted four high school friends into the spotlight; a place where Phillips was never prepared to be and that transition took its toll on his emotional well-being.
“Shrek: the Musical” is a singing and dancing retelling of the journey of title hero and his talking donkey best friend to save the beautiful Princess Fiona from the evil Lord Farquaad. Without giving too much of the plot away, it ends with everyone living (spoiler alert) happily ever after. Now the Broadway hit comes to our own backyard when the City of Temecula Youth Musical Theater brings “Shrek: the Musical” to the Temecula Valley High School Golden Bear’s Auditorium this week.
Currently on tour to commemorate their fortieth anniversary, the members of Air Supply can boast seventeen studio albums, which have spawned dozens of Billboard hits like “Lost in Love,” “Here I Am (The One That You Love)” and “Making Love Out of Nothing At All.” Their consistent tour schedule has garnered legions of fans all over the world and, in 2013, they were even inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. Each of these accomplishments is that much more impressive if you know about their humble beginnings.
This summer, the weekend entertainment starts a few days early with the return of the City of Temecula’s annual Summer Sunset Concert Series, every Thursday evening in June and July. On stage at the Temecula Amphitheater at the Community Recreation Center, the concerts are free and open to all ages.
This Friday, June 5th at 7:30 pm at Pala Casino Spa Resort’s Infinity Showroom, headliner DeWyze will take a break from his current tour promoting the recent Vanguard Records release “Frames,” to raise money for a good cause.
After years of paying their dues -playing in bars and clubs five nights a week just trying to get noticed – brothers Tom and Mike Gossin found their muse in Rachel Reinert; a fellow struggling country vocalist on the cusp of the being discovered as the next big thing. Once joining forces, the trio signed with Emblem Music Group and Gloriana was born.
The recital series Classics at the Merc, curated by Robert Culverhouse, Jr. in consultation with Dana Zimbric, Artistic Director and Conductor of the California Chamber Orchestra, has been makes classical music personal and accessible to Inland Empire residents; highlighting the talents of concert hall-caliber artists in an intimate setting. On Sunday, May 24th, the series welcomes Brazilian Violinist, Ayrton Pisco and Pianist Suzanne Shick.
As part of the British musical invasion of the mid-sixties, legendary rockers the Moody Blues brought to the United States a uniquely layered, sometimes complicated, but always rich and defining sound that set them apart from the rest of their musical colleagues from across the pond. Fast forward a half century and Justin Hayward, John Lodge, and Graeme Edge, the Moodies, as they call themselves, are currently on a tour to promote their career-spanning box CD and DVD set, “Timeless Flight,” which not only references their epic hits like “Nights in White Satin,” and “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock in Roll Band),” but also introduces lifelong Moody Blues fans to never-before-released tracks and concert footage.
Stephen King’s novel “Carrie,” the haunting tale of a teenage outcast using her telekinetic abilities to exact revenge on her vicious classmates, has been adapted into numerous genres including film and stage plays, but you might be surprised to learn that the morbid and controversial subject matter of King’s prom night fright actually fest lends itself well to music.