Sun Aug 7 2022

7:30 PM

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6725 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

$30.00

All Ages

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Mark Arthur Miller’s Soul Searching is an energetic, rhythmic, sexy dive into the music of Detroit, Motown and of Ron Miller, who happens to have been Mark’s dad and composer of the classic, “For Once in My Life,” memorably recorded by Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett and 200 others.
While his long-estranged dad was in Detroit writing music at Motown for Stevie (four Top 10 Hits), Diana Ross, (Touch me in the Morning) Gladys Night and many more, Mark was growing up 300 miles away in Chicago, unaware his dad was a successful hitmaker.

Mark Arthur Miller weaves a true-life tale of his soulful affair with the music he describes as “part of his DNA.” It was the soundtrack of his young life growing up as a white kid on Chicago’s largely black South Side, where he struck a goldmine of cultural experience. As the new late 60s and 70s sounds in R&B and soul music filtered out of windows, playing on turntables and radios in every teen’s funky lair, Mark discovered his dad’s name on a 45rpm record.

Reconnected with the elder Miller, Mark moved to Los Angeles with Ron when Motown relocated in the 1970s. A lifelong bond was formed, and through Ron’s work Mark frequently found himself in the company of idols Stevie, Smokey, Marvin, Diana, and more. Soul Searching includes the music of Ron Miller, other Motown favorites, and original music by Mark Arthur Miller. Funky, funny, authentic, unique, Soul Searching will leave you energized and satisfied. You might even dance in the aisles. Come for the music… leave with the story.

Fritz Coleman
Fritz made 8 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.
He’s received 6  Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for his comedy specials on NBC4.
He’s performed three one-man shows…including IT’S ME DAD! This was a monologue about being a divorced father that ran on KCET Public Television for several Father’s Days.
He’s opened for show biz icons like Ray Charles and Debbie Reynolds.

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Mark Arthur Miller SOUL SEARCHING with Special guest comedian Fritz Coleman

  • Mark Arthur Miller

    Mark Arthur Miller

    World Jazz

    Actor/singer Mark Arthur Miller grew up on Chicago’s South Side, estranged from his father, songwriter Ron Miller who, unbeknownst to Mark, was a hitmaker at Motown Records just 300 miles away. After they reunited and moved to L.A., Mark often found himself in the company of his idols, Diana, Stevie and Smokey. Mark pursued a dual path professionally -  the arts and tennis -  and played on pro tours. He founded a theater company in Chicago, and has appeared in musicals, TV and film. 

    SOUL SEARCHING, the recording, has found its way onto playlists on radio all over the world. Naturally it features some Ron Miller hits, as well as originals by Mark Arthur Miller and other classic Motown songs.

    Mark Arthur Miller is represented for concert appearances by LML Music Presents.

     

    NYC

    I love this guy! Thursday night in NYC I saw charismatic blue-eyed soul and Motown singer Mark Arthur Miller’s show Soul Searching. I highly recommend the show and album of the same name. - James Gavin, Author. Biographer of George Michael (to be released June 2022), Chet Baker, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee.

    He sang the songs with so much passion and feeling it was like you were hearing the songs in a confessional.  Absolutely breathtaking. – Donna Herman, The Front Row Center

    We went wild! The music was so compelling that I and the woman sitting next to me agreed that we should join the stage as additional backups. – Steve Nardoni, Theater Pizzazz

    From the moment the star appears from the back of the house—jive dancing in a shiny grey suit that all but screams Motown—all arrows point to the Motor City. This is a show filled top to bottom with soul, from the son’s exploration of self to the meaning of the Motown soul ethic to the seriously soulful set list of Motown standards and hits. – Marilyn Lester, Nitelife Exchange

    Los Angeles

    Mark Arthur Miller’s SOUL SEARCHING could easily be a movie or a Broadway experience. He spins soul seamlessly.” – B. Trout, Music Connection

    Though centered around a loving, spirited tribute to the personal and musical legacy of his dad, legendary Motown songwriter Ron Miller, Mark Arthur Miller's vibrant show is just as much a magical, grooving homage to an era of classic pop and soul that continues to capture our hearts and linger in the imagination. Miller's charisma coupled with fresh, exciting arrangements and lively pacing make this show one for the ages. A truly brilliant showcase from an artist we need to see and hear more of. – Author and Music Journalist, Jonathan Widran

    Miller's velvety smooth voice and rhythmic body gyrations, abundantly effective, called forth the images in sight and sound of greats like Eddie Kendrix of The Temptations, Otis Redding, Smokey Robinson as well as the female stars like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Diana Ross. – Don Grigware, Broadway World
  • Fritz Coleman

    Fritz Coleman

    Comedy Class

    Fritz Coleman is NBC4's weathercaster on the weekday editions of "Channel 4 News," airing at 5 and 11 p.m. A Southern California broadcasting icon, he is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined NBC4 in 1982 as the weekend weathercaster and moved to weekdays in 1984.  Coleman has been part of the longest-running evening news team with legendary journalists Chuck Henry and Colleen Williams and Sports Anchor Fred Roggin.
     

    Coleman has been named "Best Weathercaster" in nearly every major newspaper in Southern California. He devotes much of his free time supporting events, frequently organizing evenings of entertainment to benefit local nonprofit organizations. He has also led several NBC4 community town hall meetings throughout the Southland addressing the drought crisis that has impacted our region for many years, including educating neighborhoods on weather patterns and water conservation.

    Coleman has garnered several awards and honors for his dedication to community service. In 2019, he received an honorary doctorate from Woodbury University in Burbank for his extensive public service in the community. Since 2000, he has won Humanitarian of the Year Awards – including from Shelter Partnership and the California Hospital Medical Center. The City of Los Angeles named Coleman a "Treasure of Los Angeles,” and the United States House of Representatives gave him the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the American Red Cross. Coleman has also been honored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Salvation Army for his long-time commitment to the organization.  

    Coleman moved to Los Angeles in 1980 from Buffalo, New York, where he worked as an radio personality. Prior to that, he was a disc jockey and radio talk show host at various stations throughout the country.  In the early 1980’s, he worked as a stand-up comic at various clubs in California. He has also made a number of appearances on the "Tonight Show" and other television programs. Coleman has performed at The Improv, The Ice House and other Southern California comedy clubs. He has used his humor in multiple series and specials that have aired on NBC4 over the years including "What a Week" (1990 – 1991), "It’s Fritz" (1988-1990), "Fritz and Friends" (Special) and "The Perils of Parenting" (Special). He received four Los Angeles area Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC4 comedy specials and series.

    He has written, produced and starred in three one-man plays. His first production "It's Me! Dad!" won the coveted 1997 Artistic Directors Award. A humorous and touching account of what happens when a "baby boomer" tries to recount his own life for his young children, the play shows how the father comes to grips with the passage of time and the skeletons in his own closet. The production also aired successfully on public television in Los Angeles.

    "The Reception," Coleman's second play, is an insightful and hilarious look at relationships found at an imaginary wedding reception - the bride’s second marriage -- the groom's third. His most recent play, "Tonight at 11!" is an insider’s look at a typical local newscast. A rollercoaster ride between funny and poignant, Daily Variety called it, "surprising, incisive and powerful."

    A Navy veteran, Coleman is originally from Philadelphia and attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television and film. Coleman is an avid cyclist, runner, rollerblader and skier. He lives in the San Fernando Valley and has two sons and a daughter.

     

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Mark Arthur Miller SOUL SEARCHING with Special guest comedian Fritz Coleman

Sun Aug 7 2022 7:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood CA
Mark Arthur Miller SOUL SEARCHING with  Special guest comedian Fritz Coleman

$30.00 All Ages

Mark Arthur Miller’s Soul Searching is an energetic, rhythmic, sexy dive into the music of Detroit, Motown and of Ron Miller, who happens to have been Mark’s dad and composer of the classic, “For Once in My Life,” memorably recorded by Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett and 200 others.
While his long-estranged dad was in Detroit writing music at Motown for Stevie (four Top 10 Hits), Diana Ross, (Touch me in the Morning) Gladys Night and many more, Mark was growing up 300 miles away in Chicago, unaware his dad was a successful hitmaker.

Mark Arthur Miller weaves a true-life tale of his soulful affair with the music he describes as “part of his DNA.” It was the soundtrack of his young life growing up as a white kid on Chicago’s largely black South Side, where he struck a goldmine of cultural experience. As the new late 60s and 70s sounds in R&B and soul music filtered out of windows, playing on turntables and radios in every teen’s funky lair, Mark discovered his dad’s name on a 45rpm record.

Reconnected with the elder Miller, Mark moved to Los Angeles with Ron when Motown relocated in the 1970s. A lifelong bond was formed, and through Ron’s work Mark frequently found himself in the company of idols Stevie, Smokey, Marvin, Diana, and more. Soul Searching includes the music of Ron Miller, other Motown favorites, and original music by Mark Arthur Miller. Funky, funny, authentic, unique, Soul Searching will leave you energized and satisfied. You might even dance in the aisles. Come for the music… leave with the story.

Fritz Coleman
Fritz made 8 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.
He’s received 6  Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for his comedy specials on NBC4.
He’s performed three one-man shows…including IT’S ME DAD! This was a monologue about being a divorced father that ran on KCET Public Television for several Father’s Days.
He’s opened for show biz icons like Ray Charles and Debbie Reynolds.

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Terms & Conditions

Dinner or two-drink minimum required in addition to the tickets, plus a $0.49 music royalty fee per patron.
Doors open for dinner 1 1/2 hour before the first show and 1/2 hour before the second show if there is a second show.

Ticket sales are final.


Catalina's Management