Alex Clare is an electronic/soul musician from London who is quickly rising on the UK's independent pop scene through successfully synthesizing genres of electronic music that traditionally focus on rhythm and instrumentals with the strong soul vocals of contemporary British pop music. Collaborating with prominent electronic musicians on Britain's club circuit such as DJs Diplo and Switch, Alex Clare seems to have consciously stumbled upon a perfect marriage of genres that could end up being a game changer for the world of popular music. Celebrated by the Guardian as "future soul-reggae-blues," Alex Clare's music definitely comes across as futuristic--not because it sounds like the future, but because the future of music just might end up sounding like his own.
Darlene Love is a singer/songwriter from California whose soulful, classic pop sound was harnessed among other prolific artists by legendary producer Phil Spector during the 1960s. While she has worked with several musical icons such as Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley and Dionne Warwich, she is best-known for her Spector-penned holiday classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home," which was originally featured on the 1963 compilation, A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector. Love has moved forward gracefully into the modern music scene as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and an annual staple of the Late Show with David Letterman, on which she has appeared as the guest performer of the episode before Christmas every year since 1986, when the show was still known as Late Night with David Letterman.
L. Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz" stories have inspired countless adaptations, including the famous film starring Judy Garland and the hit musical "Wicked". The adventures of Dorothy (and her little dog too), the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion have captivated generations of children and adults. In Surflight Theatre's stage production of "The Wizard of Oz", you can revisit the magical Land of Oz and learn how there's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home.