Coolsville, The Songs of Rickie Lee Jones, opens on Act II’s Main Stage, Wednesday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm. The Don and Rhonda Band brings to the Main Stage the music of one of the most iconic singers of the 70’s and 80’s, Rickie Lee Jones. They explore a fictional place coined by singer/songwriter, Rickie Lee Jones in 1979. “Coolsville” is largely populated with colorful characters both hopeless and hopeful, the disenfranchised, the down-and-out, hipsters, bohemians, junkies, artists, and what not. “Coolsville” is a place of hard redemption .
Jenny Allen artfully portrays Rickie Lee Jones in Coolsville. Jenny has also starred in two other successful shows this season on the Main Stage, including Both Sides Now andCalifornia Dreamin’. Jenny, along with The Don and Rhonda Band, bring their love for this iconic singer to their new musical show.
Rickie Lee Jones is an American singer, songwriter and producer. Over the course of a career that spanned over three decades, Rickie recorded in various musical styles that included R&B, pop, soul, rock, blues and jazz. Her songwriting has been characterized as “a blend of bravado and vulnerability that wavers on indefinable borders”. She is known for her unique singing style. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner and was listed at number 30 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll in 1999.
In March, Act II’s Main Stage presents Coolsville, celebrating the music of Rickie Lee Jones, one of the most important singers of the 70’s and 80’s. This is sure to be another highly entertaining and successful show produced and presented by The Don and Rhonda Band each Wednesday night at 7 pm in March.
The Main Stage is located at Act II Entertainment, Insurgentes 300 located at the corner of Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes. Tickets are available at the box office or through www.actiientertainment.com
“The real thing come and the real thing go/The real thing is back in town/Ask me if you want to know the way to Coolsville.”