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Masters of Soul

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Bankhead Presents: Masters of Soul

In a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown, Masters of Soul reproduces the distinctive look, choreography, style and sound of the iconic artists who had a lasting and profound influence on American pop music. With both male and female groups, backed by a live band, this is the ultimate stroll down memory lane with world-class performers who have sung together for decades. But whether these are favorite songs or fresh discoveries by a new generation, a night with Masters of Soul is a marvelous way to experience some of the greatest music acts ever recorded.

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The Clairvoyants

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Bankhead Presents:  The Clairvoyants

In performances around the world, The Clairvoyants, Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass, fascinate, astonish, puzzle and thrill their  audiences with their mind reading and mind-blowing onstage magic. Natives of Austria, the two mentalists began performing their “second sight” act in 2011 and by 2015 were named Germany’s “Magicians of the Year” as well as “World Champions of Mentalism,” a prize that had not been awarded in 30 years.  After becoming finalists on America’s Got Talent in 2016, they were named the Academy of Magical Arts’ Stage Magician of the Year in 2017.

“One of the best live magic experiences … witty, clever, authentic and full of spontaneity … able to blow all the skeptics away … highly recommended for the entire family”  — Digital Journal

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A Bowie Celebration

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Bankhead Presents:  A Bowie Celebration

Key alumni musicians from decades of David Bowie bands, anchored by his longest-standing and most frequent band member keyboardist Mike Garson, come together for an unforgettable evening of Bowie’s top hits and deep cuts.

In addition to Garson, who performed with David at his first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts together around the globe in between, the 2019 tour will feature Legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond DogsYoung Americans and Reality; and Bowie’s Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas. They will be joined by world-class vocalists such as Bernard Fowler and Corey Glover, among others, drummer Lee John, and Charlie Sexton.

Together these artists have over 30 years of experience recording, writing and playing live with Bowie. It’s a night of Bowie friends, playing Bowie music, in true Bowie style.

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Make your Bowie Evening extra-special with one of these exciting packages!

VIP Package includes:

    • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 12 rows or general admission (where applicable)
    • VIP early entry into the venue
    • Specially designed A Bowie Celebration tour shirt (exclusive to package only!)
    • Collectible tour poster autographed by the band (limited print)
    • A Bowie Celebration button set
    • Exclusive A Bowie Celebration merchandise item
    • Commemorative tour laminate
    • Commemorative ticket
    • Limited availability

Meet & Greet Package includes:

    • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows or general admission (where applicable)
    • VIP early entry into the venue
    • Exclusive meet & greet with members of A Bowie Celebration
    • Personal photograph with members of A Bowie Celebration
    • VIP access to A Bowie Celebration’s preshow soundcheck
    • Q&A with members of bowie and the band
    • Specially designed A Bowie Celebration tour shirt (exclusive to package only!)
    • Collectible tour poster autographed by the band (limited print)
    • A Bowie Celebration button set
    • Exclusive A Bowie Celebration merchandise item
    • Offical meet & greet laminate
    • Commemorative ticket
    • Limited availability

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The Doo Wop Project Christmas

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Bankhead Presents: The Doo Wop Project Christmas Show

Tracing the evolution of the doo wop sound, from classic street corner harmonies to the top of the radio charts, The Doo Wop Project features stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical. Their authenticity of sound and vocal excellence recreate and reimagine favorite melodies of the era, as well as doo wop-inspired renditions of contemporary songs.  With their irresistible sound and onstage charisma, they bring the energy and magic of doo wop to a whole new generation of fans and a special touch to the holiday season.

“The spirited show takes the audience on a nostalgic trip to yesteryear, back when guys blended their voices on a street corner and dreamed of fame.” – NY News 1

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Read All About Us!

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…offered 268 live music and performing arts events
…welcomed 57,485 patrons to the Bankhead Theater
…sold out a record breaking 27 shows
…underwrote 4,056 student tickets
…subsidized 140 performances by resident companies
…served 30,277 students with educational programs
and more!

Read our latest annual report, see how we’ve fared in the past 12 months and find out how we’re charting a course for our future!  In the book’s 20 pages, you’ll get a quick and graphical overview — from a look back at all the years since “Setting Sail” with the Bankhead in 2007, to our successes in the past 12 months when we’ve navigated “Smoother Waters,” and the challenges we see ahead as we are “Navigating New Adventures.”

Click HERE to read our Annual Report online now.

Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit cultural arts organization.  Ticket sales provide only half of the funding needed to support the wide range of live performances, educational outreach programs, free cultural and community events we offer each year at the Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center.  Please consider helping to support the arts in our community by becoming a member, a donor or a volunteer today! For more information click HERE to read more or contact us via email at development@lvpac.org

It’s Magic

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Bankhead Presents: It’s Magic

The longest running all-star magic revue in the country, “It’s Magic!” has thrilled audiences of all ages for decades. Each year exceptional acts are selected to represent the full spectrum of the magical arts, combining comedy with sleight of hand and spectacular stage illusions. These award-winning performers have earned critical acclaim at venues around the world, including the exclusive Hollywood club The Magic Castle. “It’s Magic” is a show that enthralls, mystifies and delights, leaving audiences enchanted long after they leave the theater.

“A must for magic buffs of all ages.”  — Los Angeles Times

“An impressive array of talents, presenting incredible feats of magic.”  — BroadwayWorld.com


  • Xavier Mortimer, a native of France, has traveled the world creating shows that blend magic, circus acts, music and comedy. He began to combine magic, mime and comedy at age 15 and was soon winning prestigious international magic awards. In addition to creating and performing, he composes the music for his shows. Prior to opening his own show in Las Vegas, he created the character of Sneaky in Cirque du Soleil’s most recent show, ONE.
  • Jody Baran and Kathleen are a world-renowned team whose original illusions have mesmerized adults and children alike in venues of all sizes, on cruise ships and in theme parks. They just completed a 16-year run with their magic illusion dinner show called, “Kupanaha” Maui’s Magic for all Ages” on the island of Maui.
  • Dan Raspyni’s unique twist on the centuries-old art of juggling and his clever one-of-a-kind stunts have earned him two Guinness Book world records and the title “Juggling Genius.” With impeccable comic timing and remarkable feats of coordination, he has entertained audiences in venues from nightclubs to the White House for 30 years.
  • Tom Ogden, twice voted “Parlour Magician of the Year” at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, has opened for celebrities such as Billy Crystal and Robin Williams and appeared on “The World’s Greatest Magic II” and “The Great Magic of Las Vegas.” Ogdon also wrote The Complete Idiot Guide to Street Magic and many books on ghosts, hauntings, and other spirit phenomena.
  • Christopher Hart’s hand was featured as “Thing,” the disembodied hand in the film “The Addams Family” and its sequel, as well as in the comedy horror film “Idle Hands.” His skills extend further then just his film-star single hand, his award-winning magic has earned him “Stage Magician of the Year” at Hollywood’s Magic Castle. He performs as “Buzz Maxwell” the magician in “Triple Espresso” in San Diego.


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L.A. Theatre Works “Steel Magnolias”

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Bankhead Presents: L.A. Theatre Works “Steel Magnolias”

Steel Magnolias is a powerful story of resilience and friendship that features a diverse cast of six extraordinary women in this L.A. Theater Work’s production. Throughout our lives, we encounter those with whom we share an indescribable bond. Whether a sibling, a childhood pal, a college roommate, or a coworker—these are the special people we go to any lengths to support and with whom we can disagree strongly, while loving deeply. They change our lives just by being in them and our connection defies the limits of distance and time.

Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share. The play by Robert Harling made its New York City debut in 1987 and has been staged in productions around the globe, as well as memorialized in the iconic film version starring Sally Fields, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts. At turns both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, filled with memorable characters, Steel Magnolias reveals the strength of the human condition and our shared need for companionship.

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Upcoming Events

Fri 14

The Nutcracker

Fri, December 14 @ 7:00 pm
Organizer: Valley Dance Theatre
Thu 20

The Doo Wop Project Christmas

Thu, December 20 @ 7:30 pm
Fri 21

Irish Christmas in America

Fri, December 21 @ 8:00 pm
Sat 22
Sat 22

Love Actually

Sat, December 22 @ 7:00 pm

Call 925.373.6800 or email websales@livermoreperformingarts.org for tickets and information