Fri Apr 29 2016

8:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

All Ages

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On Fri, April 29, 2016 (& Sat, April 30) at 8:30p - Grammy Award-winning Legend THELMA HOUSTON, best known for her #1 International Pop hit "DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY', returns to Catalina Bar & Grill with "MOTOWN, MEMORIES & ME!" after two sold-out shows in Oct 2015! 

Beginning with The Art Reynolds Singers and recording for Capital Records with the group and as a solo artist, her debut album "Sunshower" with ABC/Dunhill, and then her rise to fame with Motown Records, Ms. Houston takes her audience on a musical and inspirational journey that chronicle's her illustrious career! Sharing intimate stories and behind-the-scenes adventures against a tapestry of 23 classic Motown hits! Including "Heatwave", "I Second That Emotion", "Nowhere to Run", "I Wish", "Do You Know Where You're Going To", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", Don't Leave Me This Way" and more. This special concert has Musical Direction by Darrell Alston, Choreographed by Damita Freeman, and was Written & Directed by Iona Morris.  

After 45 years of performing, 23 Studio Albums & a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Mrs. Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career; showing no signs of slowing down!

As an added bonus, Spoken Word titan TAALAM ACEY (BET, TEDx, Slam Poetry trailblazer) will open for Ms. Houston! 

Tickets: $25-60, VIP Seating Available including Front Row Seats, Signed Poster & Artist Meet & Greet. (Save $5 when you purchase before April 22). Box Office (866) 468-3399 or here online. 

Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Proudly presented by Chris Isaacson Presents

*Tickets purchased online receive priority seating.
*Single Entree or Drink minimums apply for all tickets

Chris Isaacson Presents
THELMA HOUSTON: MOTOWN, MEMORIES & ME!

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  • Thelma Houston

    Thelma Houston

    Pop-Soul

    After 45 years of performing, Grammy Award-winner Thelma Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career and shows no signs of slowing down!

    Over the course of many years, promoters  have been asking Thelma, when is she going to return to her Motown roots? After much thought, Thelma has decided that the timing was right to launch a brand new band tribute show called: "Thelma Houston's Tribute to Motown, Music, Memories and More." The show features non-stop classic Motown songs (that we all know and love,) along with tributes to her gospel roots, and to the legendary Jimmy Webb, who wrote and produced Thelma's debut album called "Sunshower."  

    Thelma was asked to join a stellar list of artists honoring the illustrious career of the late Donna Summer, who Thelma knew. Thelma recorded covers of Donna's classic songs: "Last Dance," Could it Be Magic?" and "I Love You." 

    Thelma's 23rd album, "A Woman's Touch," was released recently through Shout Factory Records (distributed by Sony/BMG) and offers her rich interpretations of many classic R&B and pop recordings originally made famous by such male vocalists as Luther Vandross, Rev. Al Green, Sting and Marvin Gaye.

    A Mississippi native, Thelma started out in the 60's performing in gospel music with the Art Reynolds Singers. She then signed to Capitol Records (home of the Beatles, Nat King Cole and Nancy Wilson) in 1967 and had her first hit song called "Baby Mine." 

    Soon Thelma was courted by several record labels and signed with ABC/Dunhill where she recorded and released her first solo album called "Sunshower" which was written, arranged and produced by the legendary Jimmy Webb. After this critically acclaimed album was released, Thelma decided to accept an offer from one of the biggest record companies around, Motown Records.  

    With Motown Records, Thelma claimed the top of the Pop, R&B and Dance charts with her high-powered rendition of "Don't Leave Me This Way." That Gold Record classic gave Thelma the distinction of being the first solo female artist at Motown to win the Grammy Award for "Best R&B Female Vocal Performance." 

    Known as a humanitarian for her charitable causes and her tireless efforts in the battle against AIDS, the City of West Hollywood proclaimed January 29th as "Thelma Houston Day" in 2003. She has donated her talents to numerous charities including Devine Design for Project Angel Food, AIDS Project Los Angeles, and the Minority AIDS Project, to which she donated her $20,000 winnings from the TV show Hit Me Baby. She is also very active in the Beverly Hills/Hollywood branch of the NAACP. 

    Thelma has rocked Rockefeller Center on NBC's The Today Show and the summer music special "Hit Me Baby, One More Time."  She dazzled in ABC's Motown 45 and glittered on ABC's The Disco Ball. Along with Aretha Franklin and Mary Wilson, she raised the roof on Love, Rhythm and Blues for PBS.  Thelma appeared with Phoebe Snow, Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples and CeCe Peniston as the "Sisters of Glory" in New York City in a rousing performance that received a special request to perform at The Vatican for The Pope.  

    The legendary Nile Rogers called upon Thelma to be his special guest for a sold out concert at the Hollywood Bowl and she toured with Cher on her Living Proof Concert Tour. Additionally, she headlined at Harrah's in Las Vegas. Thelma has also been inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in New York City and honored as an "Apollo Legend" on the syndicated hit TV show, Showtime at the Apollo.  

    In April 2009, Thelma was honored to perform on the #1 rated television show in the USA, Fox's American Idol, where she tore it up for an estimated audience of over 25 million people. Shortly after, Thelma was called upon to open up the finale of the hit summer show, NBC's America's Got Talent, for an estimated TV audience of over 18 million people. 

    Thelma performs at many national dinner receptions for the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) and was honored to perform in Denver when Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination. In January 2009, Thelma then was asked to headline the official inauguration dinner for President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., at the Mayflower Hotel along with her friends, Cyndi Lauper and Melissa Etheridge. HRC President Joe Solmonese says, "It doesn't get much better than Thelma, as she adds nothing but class to our events."

    With appearances from Tokyo to Las Vegas to London and beyond, Thelma continues to bring audiences to their feet with her dynamic, energetic show. This Diva logs over 200 performances annually and the singer/songwriter is enjoying every moment of her success. "I still feel a tremendous excitement about performing," states the upbeat songstress. "I have so many more things I want to do and I have NO plans to retire anytime soon."

    Thelma's makes her main home in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Taalam Acey

    Taalam Acey

    Spoken Word

    "You have so, so much inspired me with your Spoken Word" said the legendary Stevie Wonder, while interviewing TAALAM ACEY, during Wonder’s own birthday celebration in May 2008. Taalam, a child of the Newark Rebellion, was raised by a single mother who served as a member of the famed writer and activist Imamu Amiri Baraka’s community organization. Acey is an independent artist whose work has been featured frequently on TV One as well as the Documentary Channel and was selected as the original "number one thing you need to know about" on BET's countdown show, "The 5ive." Over the years, BET has featured and aired roughly a half dozen segments featuring Taalam Acey. The Newark, NJ native’s poetry has appeared in Essence Magazine and Susan Taylor, the magazine’s Editor Emeritus, personally invited Acey to perform for an audience of six thousand at The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Acey was a curator of the 2012 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (the largest poetry gathering in North America) and was selected as the initial presenter for the inaugural Baltimore TEDx.  

    He was also the guest curator of the 2011 Sacred Circle Cafe at New Jersey's most prestigious theater, the NJ Performing Arts Center. Taalam was honored to be a guest of Congresswoman Maxine Waters for the Congressional Black Caucus' 2007 & 2008 "Young Gifted and Black" panels. He has recited work and given workshops in several countries such as Mexico, Germany, Jamaica, Holland, Austria and approximately one hundred schools of higher education; including the esteemed Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, where he delivered a lecture on contemporary Spoken Word.  Taalam Acey has recorded more than sixteen CDs and authored six books. Additionally, films that include his work have garnered an Audience Award (2002) and a Special Jury Prize (2006) at the Sundance Film Festival. He was featured in an acclaimed Radio-One London slam poetry documentary and Marc Smith, the founder of slam poetry, used Acey's work in his definitive book. Taalam currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Chris Isaacson Presents

THELMA HOUSTON: MOTOWN, MEMORIES & ME!

Fri Apr 29 2016 8:30 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood CA
THELMA HOUSTON: MOTOWN, MEMORIES & ME!
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All Ages

On Fri, April 29, 2016 (& Sat, April 30) at 8:30p - Grammy Award-winning Legend THELMA HOUSTON, best known for her #1 International Pop hit "DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY', returns to Catalina Bar & Grill with "MOTOWN, MEMORIES & ME!" after two sold-out shows in Oct 2015! 

Beginning with The Art Reynolds Singers and recording for Capital Records with the group and as a solo artist, her debut album "Sunshower" with ABC/Dunhill, and then her rise to fame with Motown Records, Ms. Houston takes her audience on a musical and inspirational journey that chronicle's her illustrious career! Sharing intimate stories and behind-the-scenes adventures against a tapestry of 23 classic Motown hits! Including "Heatwave", "I Second That Emotion", "Nowhere to Run", "I Wish", "Do You Know Where You're Going To", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", Don't Leave Me This Way" and more. This special concert has Musical Direction by Darrell Alston, Choreographed by Damita Freeman, and was Written & Directed by Iona Morris.  

After 45 years of performing, 23 Studio Albums & a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Mrs. Houston continues to celebrate her long and outstanding career; showing no signs of slowing down!

As an added bonus, Spoken Word titan TAALAM ACEY (BET, TEDx, Slam Poetry trailblazer) will open for Ms. Houston! 

Tickets: $25-60, VIP Seating Available including Front Row Seats, Signed Poster & Artist Meet & Greet. (Save $5 when you purchase before April 22). Box Office (866) 468-3399 or here online. 

Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Proudly presented by Chris Isaacson Presents

*Tickets purchased online receive priority seating.
*Single Entree or Drink minimums apply for all tickets