‘Stand by Me - A Tribute to the Music of Leiber and Stoller’ at the Capri

Ginger Commodore and Dennis Spears

“Legends @ the Capri presents Stand by Me – A Tribute to the Music of Leiber and Stoller,” featuring vocalists Ginger Commodore and Dennis Spears comes to the Capri.

With music director Sanford Moore, the event takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave. in North Minneapolis. 

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were one of the most prolific songwriting teams to work in the recording industry.  Their song list includes hundreds of chart busters like “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Spanish Harlem,” “I’m a Woman, Yakety Yak,” “On Broadway” and “Kansas City.”

“This timeless music really lends itself to our voices, our styles, and our love of singing together,” said Spears, who is also the artistic director for Legends.

Moore, music director, will also be on keyboards with Jay Young on bass, Brandon Commodore on drums and Daryl Boudreaux on percussion.

Spears said he chose the theme of the show “Stand by Me” as a thank you to all of the music fans who’ve stood by the Legends series and concert artists for the past 10 years. 

“I’m asking everyone to ‘stand by us’ when the theater is closed for renovation and expansion, too (beginning in May 2019),” said Spears. “We want to hold on to the momentum we’ve built over the years, and we want people to know that Legends will be back, bigger and better than ever, when the ‘new’ theater opens in 2020.”  

Tickets are $25 or $20 each for groups of 10 or more and are available at www.thecapritheater.org or by calling Capri TicketWorks at (612) 343-3390. 

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