Glen Campbell Set for Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Fundraiser at Riverside Theatre, 3/12
A sparkling evening of entertainment will be had at Riverside Theatre when The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation presents a fundraiser for their organization on Tuesday, March 12 at 8pm.
The event will include a presentation by Director/Producer James Keach (Walk the Line) and Producer Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day) of selected scenes from their upcoming feature documentary of Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour, which include insightful interviews with those who know the music legend best.
With a performance by Mr. Campbell, the evening will also include special performances by Ashley and Shannon Campbell of the musical group, Victoria Ghost.
The event is sponsored by Mr. Leonard A. Lauder, son of beauty pioneer Estée Lauder, and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Goodes.
A limited amount of performance only tickets are available at $55. Performance and benefit tickets, start at $250. To purchase tickets to this fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation call the Riverside Theatre Box Office at 772-231- 6990 or online at www.riversidetheatre.com.
James Keach, born in New York, has been a part of the film industry as an actor, director, writer, and producer. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Yale School of Drama, he received classical training as an actor at the New York Shakespeare Festival and was a founding member of the Body Politic Theater in Chicago. James has appeared in over fifty feature films and has produced and directed theater in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. His most recent success was Walk the Line, for which the Producer's Guild of America nominated him Motion Picture Producer of the Year. Walk the Line was also nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe awards, winning the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and garnering Reese Witherspoon her Academy Award for Best Actress. In association with Clint Eastwood and Malpaso Productions, James directed the Warner Brothers feature film The Stars Fell on Henrietta, starring Robert Duvall. He received the Cable Ace Award for the cable feature "The Forgotten" that he co-wrote and directed. He also received the Western Heritage Award for Best Director for the series "The Young Riders."
James and his wife, Jane Seymour formed Catfish Productions in 1993 and PCH Films in 2002. Since then Keach has produced and directed numerous films including Blind Dating, starring Chris Pine, Submerged, starring Sam Neill, Enslavement, The Absolute Truth, A Marriage of Convenience, Murder in the Mirror, Blackout, A Passion for Justice, Praying Mantis, Sunstroke, and the Dr. Quinn movie, "Revolutions." Currently he is directing and producing feature length documentary about legendary musician Glen Campbell and his battle with Alzheimer's disease. He and his company, PCH Films, have been following Glen and his family on his Goodbye Tour documenting both Glens musical and personal journey as they perform concerts throughout the United States, Australia and Europe.
Glen Campbell: During his 50 years in show business, Glen Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated no fewer than 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Of the 74 trips up the country charts, 27 landed in the Top 10.Campbell's hits include John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind", Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston", Larry Weiss's "Rhinestone Cowboy" and Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights". Glen also hosted the long-running television variety show. "The Glenn Campbell Goodtime Hour."
Campbell made history by winning four Grammys in both country and pop categories in 1967. For "Gentle on My Mind" he received two awards in country category amd "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" did the same in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA's top honor as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 Campbell was hand picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.