Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams
He is one of America’s most revered and beloved composers for film. Celebrate six decades of John Williams music with the Boston Pops in a concert featuring music from Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and more of his legendary scores!
The Broward Center believes music is a powerful, joyful part of life. Join us and experience music in a welcoming, safe and comfortable Sensory- Friendly Environment designed to include the entire family.
This Sensory-Friendly Environment is for families with members (both children and adults) with Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Special accommodations will be provided, including:
- Access to a streaming live feed of a concert performed by the Boston Pops, in a designated Sensory-Friendly Environment located in the JM Family Studio Theater.
- Reduced volume levels and noise-cancelling headphones
- Modifications to lighting
- Variety of seating available
- Fidgets available
Families are welcome to bring items (blankets, pillows, snacks, etc.) to make their visit more comfortable. Doors open 30 minutes before the start
of the concert.
Entry is $5; general admission ticket is required.
Space is limited to 100.
Often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era, The Fixx’s style and substance has always created a special connection with its audience. Their themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking and it’s also been mass appeal with three #1 hits, five in the Top Five, a dozen reaching the Top Ten and millions of albums sold worldwide. Instantly recognizable, The Fixx sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. The band features Cy Curnin on vocals, Rupert Greenall on keyboards, Jamie West-Oram on guitar, Adam Woods on drums, and bassist Dan K. Brown. Songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples on the playlists of the radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired the era that The Fixx helped to define.
Nobody bridges the gap between generations or musical genres like Sweet Plantain, a refreshingly new string quartet. Artfully fusing the Western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, their original writing and live shows educate and entertain.
Separately hailing from Venezuela, Argentina, New Jersey, and The Bronx, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural, and very New York. The brainchild violinist/trombonist Eddie Venegas, joins with cellist Leo Grinhauz, violist Orlando Wells and violin/vocals, Joe Denninzon to form the quartet. Members of Sweet Plantain are fuse their classical training with the hip hop, jazz, improv and Latin rhythms in which they were raised, creating a new contemporary and musically exciting sound that captivates both musicians and audiences alike.
The twice Grammy-nominated indie-folk duo The Milk Carton Kids hit the stage with music from their new album, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do, from ANTI-Records. With pure tones and moving voices, The Milk Carton Kids know how to capture the quiet dynamics of every song as their guitars and gorgeous harmonies weave a spell that is captivating audiences from coast to coast. Featuring Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale The Milk Carton Kids’ third studio album, Monterey, garnered rave reviews and their second Grammy nomination, “Best American Roots Performance” for “The City of Our Lady” in 2016. Their previous release, The Ash & Clay, received the 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, the same year that The Milk Carton Kids were named the Americana Music Association’s Duo/Group of the Year.
Enjoy an unbelievable evening celebrating great ladies of song from Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and the one and only Whitney Houston. From sound stages or concert halls across the country and around the world, she’s got them standing in the aisles. Bring your own great lady to the show and celebrate Mother’s Day in style.
Lakisha Jones was a single mother and bank employee originally from Flint, Michigan who always dreamed of making it big in the music business, and she had the pipes to do just that!
A top 4 finalist of the 2007 season of “American Idol,” LaKisha Jones is ready to reclaim center stage in music, theatre and television. Her last album, “So Glad I’m Me” was full of Jones’ expressive, full-bodied and arresting vocals, the same voice that electrified “American Idol” viewers with the “Dream Girls” showstopper “And I Am Telling You” and later the Broadway stage in the Oprah Winfrey produced, Tony Award-winning musical, “The Color Purple.” Following her Broadway stint, Jones provided vocal coaching on MTV’s reality competition “Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods,” a show designed to find and hone Broadway’s next star.