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Los Lonely Boys at WHBPAC By Tiffany Rizzano Aptly dubbing their sound “Texican rock ‘n’ roll,” Austin, Texas-based Los Lonely Boys will head to the Hamptons on June 19, performing at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Combining elements of country, Tejano, blues, classic rock and soul, this Grammy Award-winning band of brothers – Henry, Jojo and Ringo Garza – continues to garner fans of all styles of music with their unique sound. “We try to weave everything into our musical burrito,” the band said. The group has only been back on the road for the past few weeks, after taking some time off and cancelling a slew of dates in April and May after Jojo, bassist and vocalist, was diagnosed with lesions on his vocal chords. His physicians recommended the time off and the group had to begrudgingly cancel shows so he could take the time to rest. Now they’re eager to get back on stage and hit the road again. And Jojo is doing well. “[He] is very much enjoying getting back on stage,” the band said. “He is healing and is slowly easing back into the vocal spotlights.” Unfortunately, his vocal problems forced the band


to put off the release of their next planned release, which had been set for this coming fall. But, the group said, they hope to release it early next year and they said fans should expect an album of songs that will make you want to move. “These new recordings rock and groove,” the band said. “We found guitar tones that really reflect the mood for which we wrote these songs for – very strong tones and grooves.” This will be their first album of original material released since they left Epic Records, which is owned by Sony Music Entertainment, in 2009. It will also be the first album released by the collaboration of their own label, Lonely Tone Records, and Playing In Traffic Records, another Austin area indie label, owned by their manager, which will distribute and market the album. But the band said there’s no bad blood with Epic; it was just time for a change. “We were grateful for what we accomplished with Epic Records and all the people who worked there,” the band members said. “It was just time to bring the business closer to home, especially in this time of (continued on next page)

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Hal. Wooddell plays the rock star with appropriate edge and lack of inhibition. Jonny wears life like a loose garment; Beth wears it like a straight jacket – a tailored one at that. She is hair pulled back in a barrette, in polite clothing. He is hair exploding off his scalp, barefoot, in a flowing purple shirt. By and large, this is a strong ensemble cast – good actors who know their characters, and committed to the direction of the play. Standouts the night we went (in preview) were Gerroll and Spector. Wooddell only fell a little short in his singing – wish his vocal chops were as strong as his acting skills. After a slow start, Spector ended up giving a more varied emotional performance. Benton was the emotional bedrock – but perhaps a bit too prudish. Maybe it was a conception that cellists are bookish and proper. I went to music school with many of them – they’re not. If you’re a trained musician or aced college music appreciation class, you’ll get an extra bang for your buck with inside jokes, like James talking


about the development of western music, “The rot set in with Beethoven.” Or the groups’ need to pander to the audience with ‘easy’ music like Mozart. “God am I sick of that bastard. Why not throw in a Russian to keep the women and drunks happy?” says James. Set Designer Jim Noone hit some nice marks. In Jonny’s pad, the stiff white chair was just right for Beth, the snakelike leather lounger for him. A mural of Jonny dominates his space, as it should. Kudos to Lighting Designer Kirk Bookman. Horizontal shadows (from slat blinds?) across the back of the rehearsal space evoked lines on the staff, and the final scene is visually dramatic – I won’t give it away. Dissonance runs through Sunday, June 27. Tuesday through Saturday 8 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m., matinees Wednesdays 2 p.m., Saturdays 4 p.m. Tickets: $55 and $65; limited number of $99 subscriptions – one ticket to each Mainstage show. Tickets: 631-725-9500; Box Office, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor.

Tony Predictions By Gordin & Christiano BEST PLAY: Red – John Logan’s play about artist Mark Rothko will probably take the prize. However, Geoffrey Nauffts’ gay romantic comedy, Next Fall, is probably the best new play on Broadway this season. BEST MUSICAL: Memphis – A tight race with American Idiot and Fela!, Memphis already won Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle awards. BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY: Fences – August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winner starring Denzel Washington should edge out Miller’s A View from the Bridge. BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL: La Cage aux Folles – Terry Johnson’s re-envisioned revival, set in a drag club on the French Rivera, is a splendid delight. The brilliant revival of Ragtime closed months ago. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Viola Davis in Fences – Davis blows the roof off the Court Theater with her searing portrayal of Rose Troy. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY: Alfred Molina in Red – Clearly the most deserving, but Liev Schreiber (A View From the Bridge) won the Drama Desk, while Denzel Washington (Fences) took the Outer Critic Circle. Either could upset Molina, who won the Drama League Award. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL: Montego Glover in Memphis – She tied with Catherine Zeta Jones (A Little Night Music) at the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle, but her powerful singing should win her the Tony Award. If these two split the vote, the enchanting Sherie Rene Scott (Everyday Rapture) might surprise. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL: Douglas Hodge in La Cage aux Folles – He delivers a dazzling complex portrait, although Chad Kimball (Memphis) and Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!) were superb. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY: Scarlett Johansson in A View from the Bridge – Not our choice, but probably the winner. Rosemary Harris (The Royal Family) would be our vote, or Jan Maxwell (Lend Me a (continued on next page)


Dan's Papers June 11, 2010  

Dan's Papers, the 51-year-old bible of the Hamptons, is owned by Manhattan Media, a multi-media publishing company based in New York City,...

Dan's Papers June 11, 2010  

Dan's Papers, the 51-year-old bible of the Hamptons, is owned by Manhattan Media, a multi-media publishing company based in New York City,...