Lampkin Music Group has produced concerts/cabarets/special events at many establishments including: Feinstein's at the Regency, Carnegie Hall/Weill Hall, Don't Tell Mama's, Apollo Theater, Danny's Skylight Room, Mercury Theater, King Kong Room, Bailiwick Repertory Theater, 88's, North Shore Performing Arts Center, Press Club Chicago, Trio's Restaurant and Jazz Club, Palais Royale, Niles Center, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend Civic Theater, Sacred Fools Theater, Morris Performing Arts Center and Sterling's at Vitello's in L.A.
In 2006, Lampkin Music Group and Mary Beidler Gearen/MBG Productions, Inc; received a "Best Play of the Year" nomination from A.D.A, (Artistic Director Achievement - LA) for Alexandra Billings' autobiographical "Before I Disappear", which ran at the Avery Schreiber Theater for 8 weeks. "Before I Disappear" was also produced in Chicago, Michigan and Off Broadway.
The plethora of musicians/performers LMG has produced/presented, whether in cabaret/concert appearances, benefits or in the studio, includes: Tony award winner Donna McKechnie, Montreux Jazz Winner Dan Tepfer, crooner Randy Kelly, R&B Jazz Icon Norman Connors, Tony award winner Hinton Battle, saxophonist Danny Lerman, Alexandra Billings, disco icon Linda Clifford, William Blout, Chicago jazz great Von Freeman, jazz singer Spider Saloff, Broadway/jazz singer Devin Richards, pop singer David Gurland, pop singer Patti Morabito, cabaret singer Tom Michael, arranger/singer Beckie Menzie, jazz singer Cory Jamison, Tony nominee Amy Morton, jazz singer Martha Lorin, Atlantic recording artist Kristen Gustafson, dance diva Suzanne Palmer, songwriter/singer Robin Kay and Broadway/Cabaret star Karen Mason, to name a few.
LMG is well known for hiring the most highly respected musicians in concert accompanying LMG artists or in the recording studio, they include: Larry Gray and Leon Joyce from the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Eric Schneider (Count Basie, Earl Fatha Hines), Bobby Schiff (Ruth Pointer, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme), Darryl Tidaback (Spider Saloff, IUSB educator), violin legend Johnny Frigo and Fareed Hague.
The label, LMGMUSIC, has released/produced recordings of such talents as Grand Auto Theft 1V Broadway/Jazz mainstay vocal talent Devin Richards, Alexandra Billings, Bob Solone, Ester Hana, Tyler Stephenson, Martha Lorin, Robin Kay and Carlo Chapelle.
These recordings have been heard on NPR (reaching number 1 on several stations), DMX radio, Discover Radio (reaching number 1 on the jazz chart), Everything Old is New Again - N.Y, National Dance Pool Chart (reaching the top #25), Notre Dame Jazz Radio. "Being Alive" the CD debut form Alexandra Billings was in the top 15 CDs on Amazon.com for nine months.
Lampkin Music Group's publicity/promotions branch, Lampkin Publicity Services, has provided promotions/publicity services for many projects, they include: "Stealth - a Film by Marlo Bernier", "Hannah Free - A Tracy Baim/Claudia Allen Film", American Idol finalist Leslie Hunt, Devin Richards, Alison Ruble, Alexandra Billings, Spider Saloff, Martha Lorin, saxophonist Danny Lerman, Trio's Jazz Club, singer Patti Morabito, Bailiwick Theater Company, Sacred Fools Theater, Peter Lerner, jazz pianist Bradley Young, singer Tom Michael, Stage Left Theater and from France, The Moutin Reunion Quartet and Montreux Jazz Winner Dan Tepfer and The Acorn Theater.
Lampkin Music Group has been sponsored by CW25 (currently), FlowersbyStephen (currently), WUBU (currently), WSBT Radio (currently), Shirk's Piano and Organ, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, International Chicago Film Festival, ESPN and WAUS.
Ralph, the songwriter, has 19 ASCAP awards for his talents as a lyricist, and has been interviewed by Windy City Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader and the South Bend Tribune.
Lampkin has been called "Producer Extradinaire" by the Chicago Reader; "Cabaret's Guru" by Andrew Patner of WMFT, Chicago and Chicago's "premier cabaret producer" by writer/critic, Jonathan Abarbanel
Encore Performance of Charles West.. Feeling Good Mar 2
2012, 08:24:55 PM
Lampkin Music Group is proud to present an encore performance of "Charles West…Feeling Good!" starring Charles West at the Metropolitan Room. Street, NY. Monday, March 12th at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 with a two drink minimum.$5.00 discount for MAC members.RSVP at (212)206-0440.
Having just appeared at the Cabaret Hotline Party at Laurie Beechman Theater on Feb 29th, a special appearance in January's Broadway on 22nd Street produced by Joseph Macchia and "The After Party for Vo
Charles West to make Cabaret Debut at Don't Tell Mama's Oct 27
2011, 03:39:07 PM
“CHARLES WEST......FEELING GOOD”* “Charles West…Feeling Good!” at Don’t Tell Mama’s, 343 West 46thStreet, NY. 5 Shows Only. Wednesdays, November 16th, 23rd at 9:15pm and Thursdays, Nov. 17th December 15th at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, December 9th at 9:15 p.m.
Tickets are $15.00 with a two drink minimum.$10.00 for MAC, AEA, seniors and students. Cash Only. Reservation number is 212-757-0788
Charles is currently standby for El Gallo in the NYC production of "T
MAC/JEFF WINNER ALEXANDRA BILLINGS "STEALTH" SCREENING IN CHICAGO Jun 21
2009, 03:18:10 PM
A Benefit for Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. Alexandra Billings stars in "Stealth" a Film by Marlo Bernier. Co-starring Jennifer Fontaine and Elizabeth J. Martin. Directed/Written by Marlo Bernier and Jennifer Fontaine. "Stealth" is a 20 minute short. There will be a Q & A after the film with Marlo Bernier, Jennifer Fontaine and Alexandra Billings. Food and Wine provided by Ann Sather's. Special movie screening in Chicago. Tuesday, June 30th at 8pm, at Center on Halsted, 365
Devin Richards Cd Release at Metropolitan Room - 11/10 Sep 11
2008, 04:35:17 PM
Broadway Mainstay, Devin Richards, celebrates the release of his CD debut “My Own Voice – Live at Metropolitan Room” recorded in June, 2007. Tickets are $25.00 and include the CD. For reservations call - 1-212-206-0440. Musical Director: Dan "The Man" Furman.
CD features songs such as “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child,” “My Own Voice” written by Devin Richards and Dan “The Man’ Furman, “Change Sucks” by Ritt Henn and “I Wanna Make Music” by Steve Schalchlin. Musicians fe
Lampkin Music Group presents Devin Richards at Metropolitan Room May 9
2007, 07:55:25 PM
Lampkin Music Group presents "110 In the Shades" Star Devin Richards in "MY OWN VOICE - An EVENING WITH DEVIN RICHARDS," his Nightclub Debut. The Metropolitan Room on Monday, June 4th, 2007 at 9:30 p.m. 34 West 22nd. Street, NY - Btw. 5th & 6th Ave. Cover Charge - $20.00 with a two drink minimum
Musical Director: Dan Furman Directed by Alton Fitzgerald White
Songs include" Ol' Man River, Fever, Too Darn Hot and his own "My Own Voice."
Sid Luft Dies Today Sep 17
2005, 06:47:59 PM
With All the discussion on Garland, this seemed to be passed up. Too bad he never wrote a book on the workings of "Star is Born" or any of the concerts. Would have been interesting hearing the producers point of view. May you rest in peace or maybe stage a concert in the heavens. Wouldn't that be great!! Ralph