Pink Martini, China Forbes, EDNA Vazquez at Cain Park Evans Amphitheater
Thu, June 30, 2022
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Thursday, June 30thDoors 7pm/Show 8pm$45 Lawn / $55 Upper Pavillion / $70 Gold Circle PavillionAll AgesCo-Presented by Cain Park/The City of Cleveland Heights and The Grog ShopIn 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the little orchestra Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.One year later, Lauderdale called China Forbes, a Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join Pink Martini...