Thursday, August 02, 2007


Joffrey Ballet (Dreyfoos Hall, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., $25 to $75): Here's a program, billed as "Cool Vibrations," that will appeal to ballet buffs and pop fans alike. The famed American dance company, which fuses modern, classical and jazz idioms, performs works set to music by the Beach Boys, Prince and Motown greats… Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour (Dreyfoos Hall, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m., $15 to $100): This legendary jazz event is celebrated with a program featuring some of the top artists associated with it, including trumpeter Terence Blanchard (composer of numerous film scores), reed master James Moody (a veteran of Dizzy Gillespie's band) and vocalist Nnenna Freelon (a six-time Grammy nominee)… Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Tribute to Leonard Bernstein (Dreyfoos Hall, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., $25 to $130). The great American composer and conductor is remembered with a program featuring selections from his Broadway musicals "Candide," "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town." Jamie Bernstein (Leonard's daughter) weaves the evening together with personal commentary. Michael Barrett conducts…k.d. lang (Dreyfoos Hall, March 1 at 8 p.m., $25 to 100). She's sung it all — country, pop, torch songs. Now, the Canadian crooner makes her Kravis debut… Martin Short (Dreyfoos Hall, March 18 at 8 p.m., $15 to $100): You may know him as Ed Grimley, the ultimate geek. Or as Jiminy Glick, the clueless boob of a talk-show host. Or as songman Irving Cohen ("Give me a C?a bouncing C"). But whatever character comic Martin Short plays, he's sure to make you laugh.

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