Another awesome Pink Martini Concert: this time at the Greek Theater!

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Another awesome Pink Martini Concert: this time at the Greek Theater

Thomas Layden & China Forbes of Pink Martini

I do not want to sound like a Groupie to “this little great orchestra from Portland Oregon”. Diane and I feel, we discovered them in Los Angeles! We were at the September 14th 2000 Fireworks Concert at the Hollywood Bowl and there was this awesome band performing with Debbie Reynolds, and the rest is history.

pink martini at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles,CA

Next thing you know, we are at the Hollywood Bowl seeing Sergio Mendez, but the real reason we were there is, because of Pink Martini. Then there was the New Years Eve event at Disney Hall Downtown 2003…

So, of course were going to the Greek Theater this time, for no other reason, than to see and listen to Pink Martini “the Little Orchestra from Portland Oregon”.  So Diane and I were at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday evening on the 9th of September 2012.

pink martini with China Forbes authographing at the Greek Theater

Now keep in mind, they are probably the most gracious celebrities I have ever run across in Los Angeles. Eleven years ago we bought a T-shirt and the entire band signed it (all 18 of them).

Pink Martini with Norman Layden

Here we are eleven years later, they gave full credit to their Guardian or should I say protector who saw their talent n 1994 Clarinets’ Norman Leyden the protector and guardian of Thomas Lauderdale the Band’s founder and leader and inspirational godfather of Pink Martin had  come by and perform with the band.

Oh BTW, they signed again, so we have all the CD’s signed, outside of one, which we forgot to bring with us to The Greek Theater! If you never heard of them you are truly missing out. I am going to enclose a few links for your listening pleasure.

 

http://pinkmartini.com/home/

 

http://pinkmartini.com/discography/sympathique/ (one of my favorite CD’s Their first)

 

 Thomas Lauderdale & China Forbes are just phenomenal, she sings in about 10 languages and they have a world wide appeal. If you question their World Music, they will be in Japan, France & England in the next 10 months. Also if you had doubt they will be at Carnegie Hall in December of this year. So if you can get tickets, do yourself a service and go to their show!

 

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Toni Weidman
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This sounds like a great group, Endre, and I'm ashamed to admit I had never heard of them. Nice shout out for them.

September 12, 2012 05:25 AM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Endre, we also have our favorite groups that we love to go out and listen to. Great post!

September 12, 2012 05:48 AM
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Janna Scharf
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Sounds like a good time.  I need to get out more!

September 12, 2012 07:11 AM
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Eileen Hsu
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Nothing wrong with being a big fan, sounds like you have fun every time you attend, keep it up!

September 12, 2012 07:13 AM
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Jennifer Chiongbian
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Hope you had an awesome time watching Pink Martini!  And I thought it was a drink...which I am ready for the way my day is going!

September 12, 2012 11:06 AM
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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
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Endre - I'm glad you're a groupie!  It says you're passionate and devoted, great qualities every REALTOR should have.  I hope you had a blast at the Pink Martini concert!

September 12, 2012 02:42 PM
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Lauren Selinsky Perez
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how fun~~~!!! Wish I knew about it sooner! I think I will just keep looking at schedule of the Greek Theatre as friends and I were just discussing that we haven't been...

September 12, 2012 08:22 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Toni once you listen to their Sympathique CD you will be a fan forever!

Barbara-Jo The band leader Thomas Lauderdale & China Forbes the lead singers were Harvard classmates . China was living in New York City when Thomas called her to collaborate and write songs together....that was the beginning.

Janna if it was not for Diane I would not get out either:)))

September 13, 2012 02:45 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Eileen check them out they are awesome, they are such world musicians that they have performed in Europe, Asia, Turkey, Greece and the Middle East to name a few with  sold out performances!

Jennifer they do sound like a drink:)) how is your day now?

September 13, 2012 02:49 PM
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Just to have some fun here, you said the group played with Debbie Reynolds.........would that be our 'real' Debbie Reynolds from AR???   :-)

September 13, 2012 03:05 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Laura, I like your definition of Groupie:))

Lauren, I love the Greek it is smaller than the Hollywood Bowl hence no real bad seats from the middle to the stage!

Barbara Jo the "Real" Debbie Reynolds:)))LOL not the AR one:))) did you listen to the link I have with the post? are you converted??:))

September 13, 2012 03:43 PM
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Joy Daniels
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It is so much fun to have a band/group to follow.  My group of choice is Kingsfoil.  Is sounds like you had a great night!

 

September 13, 2012 06:53 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Joy it was a great night:)

September 13, 2012 07:58 PM
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Pink Martini Concert: this time at the Greek Theater sounds like a great time to me!  I did listen to the link.... I'm hooked....  Sassy, sexy tunes...  Oh yeah.. I forgot I am on old dude ....LOL

September 13, 2012 08:34 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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John does that mean the pot is calling the kettle black:)) BTW all kidding aside they have a following from young to old and FYI their guest clarinet player Norman Layden is 94 yrs old who is at the bottom of the picture:) pretty famous musician!

September 13, 2012 08:54 PM
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Wayne Johnson
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Endre-It's been a long time since I was in LA. I don't think I've ever heard the phrase 'gracious celebrities in LA' before. I'm sure some are but you hardly ever hear that said. Glad you had a great time.

September 13, 2012 10:15 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Wayne you are right it is a Rare Occurrence to have Gracious Celebrities:) Can you believe it they are going to Carnegie Hall at the end of the year!

September 13, 2012 10:24 PM
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That sounds like a great time!  I will have to check them out on YouTube.  Thanks for the tip, Endre!  You are so clever!

September 14, 2012 09:13 AM
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Ron, let me know if you are converted as a fan:)

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