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THREE UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS ON THE TEMPLE THEATER STAGE STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

Monday, June 18, 2018

DES MOINES, IA ― Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to announce the following three engagements at the Temple Theater in 2018 and 2019: THE RAD TRADS, SEALS & CROFTS 2 and CLOSE TO YOU: The Music of the Carpenters. Tickets for all three engagements will go on sale Friday, June 22 at 9:00 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300. Additional details are available below.

THE RAD TRADS

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

When The Rad Trads met in the East Village in the Spring of 2012, they were looking to play with the best musicians they could find. Making rent playing gigs in every bar and beer hall that would have them, the guys dominated New York City with their soulful American music, punk-rock energy & showmanship, powerful horns, driving rhythm section, and four captivating lead vocalists. Almost 5 years later, the Rad Trads have headlined on four Continents, and opened for acts such as Lake Street Dive, Tom Jones, Charles Bradley, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, The Lone Bellow, Margaret Glaspy, Con Brio, and Dustbowl Revival. They have toured Europe seven times, the Middle East and played in 14 countries and 33 U.S. states. Following the release of their first full length album (Must We Call Them Rad Trads - Dala Records) in May 2016, the band is slated to release their second LP of original music in the Spring of 2018. The record is highly anticipated in its creative direction and sound. Members of The Rad Trads have performed or recorded with St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Deer Tick, Lee Fields, Jonathan Batiste, Sarah Jarosz, David Duchovny, Red Baraat & even Paul McCartney as well as leading their own critically acclaimed bands.

SEALS & CROFTS 2

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Experience the music of 70‘s rock duo Seals & Crofts in a whole new way. Hear the hits “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl,” and “We May Never Pass This Way (Again),” artfully re-imagined with a reverent nod to the past.

Seals & Crofts 2 is comprised of Brady Seals (cousin to James “Jim” Seals) and Lua Crofts (daughter of Darrell “Dash” Crofts). Brady has sold over 11 million albums and topped three genres simultaneously. He is probably best known for his tenure in the 1990‘s as keyboardist and co-lead singer in the Grammy nominated group “Little Texas”.

Seals co-wrote three consecutive No. 1 songs for the band (“What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas,” and “My Love”) winning him ASCAP’s Triple Play award.

CLOSE TO YOU: The Music of the Carpenters

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Karen and Richard Carpenter often kept things simple on stage, performing as just a duo. But to create the full, rich sound we all love on their albums, they had several additional musicians join in, making lush arrangements and creating unforgettable music. To bring you that same sound, Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters features Lisa Rock on lead vocals with her 6-piece backing band.

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. The Carpenters’ beautiful, memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number one hits. Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters brings these classics back to the stage with spot-on renditions performed by singer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band.

About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.


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