Aired on KSDS-FM on 2/15/19
RUN DATES: 2/2/19 - 3/10/19
VENUE: New Village Arts
Lyricist Jerry Leiber and composer Mike Stoller wrote some funny, rockin’ and poignant pop songs, with 70 chart hits in the ‘50s and ‘60s. They had a major impact on early rock & roll, bringing R&B and boogie-woogie into the mix.
Some of their songs, like “On Broadway,” “Stand By Me,” and “I’m a Woman,” have become classics, but some just sound silly today, like Read More →
Aired on KSDS-FM on 5/18/18
RUN DATES: 5/4/18 - 6/9/18
VENUE: OnStage Playhouse
San Diego is laying out the welcome mat for Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
The legendary songwriting team is being celebrated at two local theaters within a year’s time.
“Smokey Joe’s Café,” a Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner, features three dozen of the pair’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rhythm & Blues classics, like “”On Broadway,” “Stand By Me” and “Kansas City.” Leiber and Stoller were Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine November 2000 Watch out! You're about to fall down a rabbit hole. You are now entering the dark, dank underworld of Modernland. Nothing is as it seems. Nothing is what you expect. This is about Sledgehammer Theatre, after all. "I always hated that singing flower crap," Sledge artistic director Kirsten Brandt says dismissively of the Disney version of Lewis Read More →