Robyn Spangler to Return to Palm Desert's Newman Theatre Today
Robyn Spangler returns to Palm Desert's Arthur Newman Theatre with "Riddle, Ronstadt & Robyn" today, July 14th at 2 PM.
In 1982, popular singer Linda Ronstadt planned to record an album of jazz standards and asked bandleader Nelson Riddle if he would write the musical arrangements. Ronstadt felt Riddle was perfect for the job since he had previously worked with one of her idols, Ella Fitzgerald on five albums in the 50's and 60"s. Linda and Nelson's collaboration went on to produce three albums together, garnering numerous awards and selling over 7 million copies. On Sunday, July 14, 2013, singer Robyn Spangler will recreate the magic of the Riddle-Ronstadt sound in her new one-woman cabaret style concert at a 2 PM matinee performance at Arthur Newman Theatre in The Joslyn Center Theater in Palm Desert.
Robyn, who is Broadway World's Best Female Cabaret Artist Los Angeles 2012, will be joined on piano by her own musical director Todd Schroeder who is quite famous on his own having worked with such stars as Sam Harris, Jason Alexander, Angela Lansbury, Nell Carter, and Rita Coolidge with appearances around the world, including The White House. Together, Robyn and Todd will explore the music from two albums from the Nelson-Ronstadt collaboration, "Lush Life" and "What's New", with songs composed by such greats as George and Ira Gershwin, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Irving Berlin, Bob Haggart, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and Rogers and Hart, and made famous by every major star of the day.
Robyn Spangler in "Riddle, Ronstadt, and Robyn" with Todd Schroeder on piano is Sunday, July 14, 2013 and presented by Les Michaels' Sundays In Summer Series and The Joslyn Center. The $10 tickets will be sold at the box office, which opens at 1 PM and is located at the Arthur Newman Theater, 73750 Catalina Way in Palm Desert and you may call 760-325-2731 with any questions.