Highlights from the 41st season of Lincoln Center Out of Doors included performances by Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, LaLa Brooks, Lesley Gore, Mavis Staples, Espiritu Gitano, Debo Band with special guest Fendika, Spoek Mathambo, David Dorfman Dance featuring The Family Stone, washboard player, Jimmy Crosthwait of Sid Selvedge & Sons of Mud Boys
On July 30, everything at Lincoln Center Out of Doors will be sunshine and lollipops when we present Ponderosa Stomp: She’s Got the Power! a girl group extravaganza that celebrates the phenomenon of the girl groups that dominated American popular music in the late 1950s and mid-1960s. Adding songs like “Be My Baby,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” and “It’s My Party,” to the American songbook, creating a lasting legacy. This third collaboration with New Orleans-based Ponderosa Stomp Foundation brings together women who defined the era in groups like The Chantels, The Jaynetts, The Angels, The Exciters, The Cookies, The Crystals, session singers and songwriters (Toni Wine, Jean Thomas, Mikie Harris) and those who made solo careers, including Maxine Brown, Baby Washington, and Lesley Gore, seen here in the golden age of girl groups.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of some 5,000 programs and events annually, LCPA’s offerings include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and Live From Lincoln Center. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus, which was completed in October 2012.
Lincoln Center is a 16-acre campus housing 11 prestigious cultural organizations including LCPA. The other 10 are the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.
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