Blackstar Rising 2 An All Star Tribute To David Bowie

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The Alberta Rose Theatre says
Portland all-stars play the music of David Bowie, featuring these albums performed live in their entirety:

The Man Who Sold The World
-- featuring Sarah Helena King
★ (Blackstar)
-- featuring Noah Mickens
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars
-- featuring Enrique Ugalde

Musicians featured in Blackstar Rising:
Ben Blechman, violin
Murray Gusseck, drums (Emulator)
Sarah Helena King, vocals (Love Gigantic)
Jason Mauer, guitar (Protogasm)
Noah Mickens, vocals (Wanderlust Circus)
Brett McConnell, bass (Asher Fulero Band)
Enrique Ugalde, vocals/guitar
Alex Weinberg, keys/guitar (Shafty)
The Cherimoya sax section:
- Christine Gigau, bari sax/flute
- Kyle Merrifield, tenor sax
- Emily Warden, alto sax
And Bridgetown Brass horns:
- Steve Eaton, trombone
- Tim Swanson, trumpet

David Bowie was undeniably among the most influential and unique musicians of the 20th Century. His passing was itself a great work of art, and his final statement to the world had never been performed live, until last March when Jason Mauer and Noah Mickens joined forces on the original Blackstar Rising show. In a spirit of love and reverence, we assembled a cast of our city's finest rock and jazz musicians to learn and perform his final album (Blackstar) in its entirety. That was Act 1. For Act 2, guest artsts joined us for a full set of Bowie classics spanning his entire career.

We're taking another crack at it this September, once again performing the entire Blackstar album, and AN ALBUM OF YOUR CHOOSING! Thanks to your voting in our online poll, we'll be performing the winning selection -- The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars -- AND the runner-up, The Man Who Sold The World!

We send our love across the Great Unknown, in the name of this great man and the Work he has wrought upon the Earth. Thank you, Mr Bowie. There are no words that can express our feelings, but music is our best hope.
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By: The Alberta Rose Theatre

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