CO-LEAD SINGER STORM LARGE TO REPLACE CHINA FORBES
St. Petersburg, Fla. (December 26, 2017) – Pink Martini is scheduled to appear at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater on January 23, originally with lead singer China Forbes. China Forbes, however, has recently been diagnosed with a tear of the rotator cuff that requires urgent surgical treatment. A full recovery is expected, but the delicacy of recovery process will prohibit Ms. Forbes from traveling for solo concerts or with Pink Martini until February 2018. Pink Martini’s co-lead singer, Storm Large, will step in to lead the St. Pete performance.
For over twenty years, Pink Martini has toured the world, providing an around-the-world musical adventure singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows. Fans know the musical group that formed in 1994, that was known as a “little orchestra,” mixing many genres including classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
Tickets: $39.50, $54.50, $69.50. Tickets may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office.
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.