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First Light featuring Arnel Pineda and Bamboo

Sunday, Oct 10, 4:00pm

First Light featuring Arnel Pineda and Bamboo

Rollins Center

First Light featuring Arnel Pineda and Bamboo

First Light featuring Arnel Pineda and Bamboo

Sunday, October 10, 4:00pm

Lead singer of Journey Arnel Pineda shares the live concert stage with Filipino rock star Bamboo for the first time in the U.S.
Billed aptly as “First Light”, the concert promises the best of pop and rock music, featuring two of the best, world-class Filipino artists.

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Kool & The Gang

Saturday, Nov 13, 8:00pm

Kool & The Gang

Rollins Center

Kool & The Gang

Kool & The Gang

Saturday, November 13, 8:00pm

In 1979, Kool & the Gang unveiled a smooth new sound with Ladies Night. Produced by the legendary Pop/Jazz musician Eumir Deodato, it became their first platinum album. The #1 R&B title track reached #8 at Pop. It was followed by Too Hot (#3 R&B, #5 Pop). The ’80s would see them dominate the mainstream, starting with the double platinum-selling album Celebrate (driven by the international monster hit Celebration, which spent six weeks atop the R&B chart and became a #1 Pop single).

Celebration, which played as the American hostages returned from Iran, remains de rigueur at joyous occasions worldwide. The smashes Get Down On ItTake My HeartLet’s Go DancingJoannaTonightMisled, the #1 R&B, #2 Pop giant Cherish, and the #1 R&B anthem Fresh (these last three from the multi-platinum LP Emergency) solidified the group’s international stardom. Kool & the Gang landed global commercial endorsements, supported countless charitable causes, and were the only American group to participate in Band Aid’s 1984 Do They Know It’s Christmas project for famine victims in Africa.

With the explosion of hip-hop in the ’90s, Kool & the Gang’s incredible catalog of grooves made them DJ favorites. They were second only to R&B icon James Brown as sources of rap music samples. Today, the group enjoys global fame and recognition and a following that spans generations due in part to the group’s widely sampled catalog. Kool & the Gang’s drum beats, bass, guitar, and signature horn lines lace the tracks of numerous artists, including the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and P. Diddy. Kool & the Gang is the most sampled band in hip-hop by far.

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