Club Day Monday's at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis have been such a great way to start every week. On Monday, June 6th, host Lori Dokken welcomes T. Mychael Rambo!
Vocalist, recording artist, arts educator, public speaker, community organizer, Regional Emmy-Award winning actor, and all-around amazing gentleman, T. Mychael Rambo returns to the Club for an exciting evening of song and storytelling.
T. Mychael Rambo is a Regional Emmy Award winning actor, vocalist, arts educator, and community organizer; whose talents have made an indelible mark on stages across the twin cities. nationally and internationally. He has appeared in local and national television commercials, feature films, HBO mini-series and other television programming. Nationally and internationally his credits include Carnegie Hall and performances abroad in Africa, Europe and South America. T. Mychael is an accomplished recording artist, highly sought-after public speaker, and affiliate professor in the College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota, where he has taught for 20 years.
This will be another great night of music and storytelling in the Club’s Lounge!
Now in his sixth decade of performing, Michael Monroe lived and recorded on the North Shore of Lake Superior before relocating to the Twin Cities in 2021. His instrumental music was seen was heard on PBS in the award-winning documentary, Chased by the Light, which showcased Jim Brandenburg's photography. Michael received a Regional Emmy in 2004 for his music in the documentary, Soaring on Mended Wings.
Michael Monroe lived and recorded on the North Shore of Lake Superior in his solar powered log cabin studio for until his relocation to the Twin Cities, MN in 2021. His instrumental music was seen across the nation on PBS and Canada in the award winning documentary, “Chased By The Light”, about Jim Brandenburg, National Geographic photographer and best selling author. The documentary was shown at the Toronto Environmental Film Festival and New York Indie Film Fest. Brandenburg and Monroe created a LIVE theater experience in several venues including the Guthrie Theater which featured Brandenburg’s magnificent images and Michael Monroe’s instrumental music. Michael received a 2004 regional Emmy for his music in the KSTP television documentary “Soaring on Mended Wings.”
In addition to performing at festivals, conferences, colleges, and clubs, Michael performs his original music in school programs and residencies with the MN State Arts Board Performing Artist Roster since 2000, as well as the Young Audiences. Michael has shared the stage with Michael McDonald, Paul Williams, Bernie Leadon (Eagles), Kathy Mattea, John Gorka, Shawn Phillips, Michael Franks, James Cotton, Michael Johnson… Featured on MPR’s Morning Show, KARE 11, WCCO, KSTP, KMSP, WDIO, and Jason Davis’ ON THE ROAD, Cities 97, KTWN back in the day, he has 2 vinyls and his 17 CDs were recorded using solar power.
Women on the Moon is a concert event that showcases some of our favorite female artists from the 1960s such as: Mama Cass, Tina Turner, Aretha, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Lesley Gore, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Dionne Warwick, Mavis Staples, Joan Baez, Cher, Ella, Shirley Bassey, Laura Nyro, Diana Ross, Barbra, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Nancy Sinatra, and the great Nina Simone.
Producer and Musical Director, Lori Dokken, has assembled some of the Twin Cities’ finest female vocalists to transport us back more than fifty years to a time when so many things were static and tumultuous, and yet “peace” and “love” were two of the most circulated words of the era. Bringing their own unique interpretations to a diverse compilation of music from this decade are such local artists as: Judi Vinar, Ginger Commodore, Patty Peterson, Rachel Holder and Anna Christy along with a smokin’ band of Twin Cities’ A-listers.
Performed at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in October of 2019, this reprise of the concert will come to you in two parts – one in May 2022 and the second part on July 30th and 31st of 2022.
Saturday, July 30th - 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 31st - 4:00PM
Crooners Main Stage
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Tel : (763) 571-9020
We think it’s about time to put a tuxedo-clad group of women on stage and set them free to sing, swing, sass and show the alternative of what Vegas’ lounges in the ’60s could have been like. This show brings you back to the days of the Rat Pack with Johnny Carson at The Copa Room at TheSands Hotel.
Featuring Patty Peterson, Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder and Lori Dokken with Jendeen Forberg on drums and Jordan Hedlund on bass.
Special Guest – James Rocco, The Ordway Center’s past artistic director and vice president of programs for 13 years, will be your host!
"The Mother of All Rat Packs!"
Sunday, April 24th
Dinner at 5:00 PM
Show at 7:00 PM
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Get your tickets for this show with a $10.00 discount using promo code: RATPACK22.
In the mid-'60s, the music business migrated from Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building in New York City to Los Angeles, California. The Beatles, the British Invasion performers, and Motown artists dominated radio airwaves, but a new sound was brewing in Laurel Canyon. Folk, country, pop, mysticism, rock, & even show tunes – blended together, and every record executive was on the lookout for that new folk/rock sound. And that's just the beginning of the stories and sounds born in California.
SONGBOOK LIVE! brings the sunshine to Lakeshore Players Theatre with this tribute to the California sound featuring tunes by The Mamas & The Papas, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, & more.
Each SONGBOOK LIVE! features a cast of award-winning vocalists and musicians who paint a personal portrait of the songs and stories behind your favorite music. The California Songbook – Unplugged is no different, with Lori Dokken, a virtual keyboard orchestra and Jennifer Grimm, Erin Schwab, and James A. Rocco putting their spin on Landslide, California Dreamin', Both Sides Now, Close To You, Top of the World, Desperado, For What It's Worth, White Rabbit, and more.
Rocco said, "When we get together, we always end up gathering around a piano, singing and talking about why these songs make a difference to us. That's the kind of inviting, living room vibe we try to bring to each SONGBOOK LIVE! performance."
Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 2:30pm
Lakeshore Players Theatre
Hanifl Performing Arts Center
4941 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN
Tickets by phone at 651.478.7427
Or online at: https://www.lakeshoreplayers.org/
5:00 to 6:30 PM (CST)
Live-streamed on my Facebook page: Lori.Dokken
This is ALWAYS a whole ton of fun!!!
A great show celebrating women singers and songwriters!
Featuring: Patty Peterson, Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder & Lori Dokken
A vast catalogue of music from old Swing tunes to R &B, Pop and Folk to classic old hymns ...
It's not surprising that she was voted "Most Versatile" in high school ...
This musician will give you everything she's got ...
And that's a lot ... four decades of seasoning as a pianist and vocalist.