03.20.10 Michel Legrand and Friends...


Experience this once in a lifetime concert with Michel Legrand conducting a 66-piece orchestra and performing with many of his superstar friends such as Sting, Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, Dionne Warwick, Andy Williams, George Benson, Jon Voight, Pa.i Page, Steve Lawrence, Melissa Manchester, Neil Sedaka and Jerry Lewis. The show will pay musical tribute to some of Legrand's Academy Award-winning movies including Yentl, Thomas Crown Affair and Summer of 42. The special will premiere July 31 and air throughout August on PBS stations (check local listings).

Rock memorabilia enthusiasts are buzzing with the news that a bass guitar signed by Sting will go under the hammer to help raise funds for Cumbria's flood victims. The guitar is up for auction on March 25th in Cockermouth as part of Mitchells antique furniture, fine art and collector's sale. Money raised from the sale will go towards the Cumbria Community Foundation's Flood Recovery Fund.
The Dallas performance of Sting featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, previously scheduled for June 26th, has been cancelled. Unfortunately, we will be unable to reschedule this show. We apologize for the inconvenience.
New dates in Canada (London, Toronto and Ottawa), in addition to the nine US shows announced March 9th (see below grid), will be available for presale to Fan Club members tomorrow, Wednesday, March 17. The six newly announced US dates - shows in West Palm Beach, Tampa, Bristow, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Saratoga - will be available for presale to Fan Club members beginning next Wednesday, March 24...
If the story is to be believed, there's some schadenfreude to be found in a tale that Sting tells about being booed the first time he performed at an opera house. It was in 1987, as Sting recounted recently, that he stepped onstage to sing 'The Ballad of Mack the Knife' with the Hamburg State Orchestra, and he noticed "a group of people, all with blue and gray hair, and jewels and fur," who were jeering him before he'd opened his mouth...
Unfortunately, ticket sales for the Dallas performance of Sting featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra previously planned for June 26 have been suspended due to a potential scheduling conflict. We hope to have this resolved in the next several days and will provide details as soon as they become available.