COLE PORTER - A TRUE WIT OF AMERICAN MUSIC:
HIS LIFE AND MUSIC
Herb Keyser and Bett Butler
DESCRIPTION: Cole Porter brings to the history of Broadway theatre a character quite different from any of the other geniuses of the American Musical Theatre. Unlike most of the other great composers and lyricists, he began with a literal silver spoon in his mouth, but this brought him no success. His phenomenal fame was achieved much later in his life than other Broadway composers. His wonderful music, and the brilliance and wit of his lyrics became unmatchable in the annals of Broadway. However, the magic of his very special life disintegrated into a Greek tragedy. In this one-time, very-special live performance, Dr. Herb Keyser and Bett Butler present Porter’s life story through commentary and his unforgettable music. Bett has an extraordinary performing style and talent, which will challenge attendees to repress the urge to sing along with her. At the end of the performance, attendees are invited to meet Butler and Keyser at a book signing of Keyser’s latest work
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Herb Keyser, obstetrician-gynecologist, is the author of five books, the latest being Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre. He has made many appearances on Nightline with Ted Koppel, the Regis Philbin Show, CNN, HBO, and on many television and radio shows, both network and regional. For the past eight years, he has performed at sea on prestigious cruise lines, presenting the stories of the life and music of Broadway geniuses. Keyser, along with Bett Butler, has appeared in many sold-out performances in New York, Texas and Florida.
Bett Butler is recognized as the premier piano/jazz vocalist in San Antonio, Texas. She is a pianist, recording artist and composer of high renown, and has received several national and international awards for her compositions. Her latest album, American Sampler, went to the top of the iTunes American Songbook list immediately after release. Bett has also received the designations of “Artist of the Month” and a “Woman of Influence” from cultural organizations and the City of San Antonio.
|3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Thursday, March 7
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Member advance registration – $20
*$50 for any combination of three events, member advance registration only
*$100 for any combination of seven events, member advance registration only
Door price member / non-member – $25
||*Enrollment for member combination discounts above must be submitted on one form.