Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway – The Phantom Unmasked
In addition to Phantom, D’Ambrosio was cast as Anthony Corleone, the singing son of Al Pacino in “Godfather III”, he not only sang the Academy Award Winning theme song “Speak Softly Love” but also starred in the film.
In 2000, Barry Manilow selected Franc as the male lead “Tony” in COPACBANA.
This show not only presents songs from the ‘Phantom’ and “The Godfather III but also includes many of Franc’s favorite Broadway tunes.
The Twin Cities based Big Band Trio will be bringing their eclectic mix of music to perform with the Itasca Orchestra. Some of the musical selections include songs performed by Prince, Elvis Costello and the Clash. They are creating a worldwide following as they reinvent music performed by pop, funk and jazz musicians. Their exceptional musicianship and engaging performance make this a show you won’t want to miss.
This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
THE LEGEND OF THE ACTUAL WOLF: There are outlaws, and there are outlaws. Some practice the pose and cultivate the image, though seldom dirty their soft, bourgeois hands with anything actually outside the law. When they do, it is often despicable, irresponsible or just plain mundane. The Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard), however, is a real outlaw and has pled guilty to it. Between the bust and before the trial AW recorded a pair of EPs, each showing ‘another side of the Wolf’. It is one of the most obvious statements of existence: everything takes time, and the truly good, well crafted things in life take more than the rest. If the world has had to wait a while for another full-length release from Actual Wolf, it is only due to craft and cure.