Karen Carpenter

Special holiday concert pays tribute to Karen Carpenter

WALNUT CREEK, CA (Nov. 21, 2022) — After lighting up the stage last November, local actress and singer Laurie Roldan will be returning to the Lesher Center for the Arts Dec. 1-2 for an even more apropos and colorful program of Christmas favorites from Karen Carpenter. I reviewed her...
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Karen Carpenter: Close To Her Drums

Karen Carpenter’s intuitive choice of instruments was drums, but she had to break down a few invisible walls, crack a few glass ceilings, and crash a few cymbals along the way. However, by the height of her career with her brother Richard in the mid-1970s, millions of people loved drummer/singer Karen Carpenter. Just about everyone, […]
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Entertainment: Karen Carpenter Band at Birkenfeld Theatre

The Clatskanie Arts Commission presents The Karen Carpenter Tribute Band at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the Birkfenfeld Theatre, 75 S. Nehalem in Clatskanie. “When you close your eyes and listen to the Karen Carpenter Tribute Band it’s as if you were in the presence of Karen Carpenter” Rebecca Hardiman, along with her Karen Carpenter Tribute Band, will take you on a nostalgic walk down memory lane as they...

Afternoon concert series will feature the music of Karen Carpenter

The afternoon concert series Friday at Savannah Center will feature the music of Karen Carpenter. Villager Diana Arlt will be performing from 2 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $4 per person and are on sale at all regional recreation centers. The event is for Villages...

Special performance honoring Karen Carpenter

Singer/Songwriter, Christina Schultz, joined us on the show with a beautiful message. She is a wife, mom of four, and lover of music. She loves to connect to people experiencing struggles we all go experience through music. On the anniversary of Karen Carpenter’s death, Schultz wanted to pay tribute in...

For Carla Williams, paying tribute to Karen Carpenter is ‘the honor of my life’

Mobile native Carla Williams says she fully understands how high a bar she was setting for herself when she began work on a Carpenters tribute album. What she didn’t necessarily understand was just how far the project would take her: Recording sessions with the London Strings at Abbey Road studios. The recruitment of Toto’s Steve Luthaker for a landmark guitar solo. Collaborations with British pop star Cliff Richard; singer-songwriters Jeff Coffey and Bill Champlin, whose credits include high-profile stints with Chicago; and country singer Billy Dean.
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Concert event of Karen Carpenter music at Goodspeed

The holiday songs and chart-topping hits of the Carpenters are the focus of a show coming to the Goodspeed Opera House. “Merry Christmas Darling: Heidi Kittenring Sings Karen Carpenter” runs Thursday through Sunday. Kettenring is from Chicago, where her credits include starring in “Wicked." Her “Merry Christmas Darling”...

Karen Carpenter Authors New Cookbook Called “The Best of Sundance”

For 34 years she owned and operated Sundance Restaurant & Catering, one of the most popular dining places in town but since she retired and closed the business three years ago, Karen Carpenter has been working on her first ever cookbook called “The Best of Sundance” which is expected to be available by December 1.

Local singer brings the songs of Karen Carpenter to the Lesher.

WALNUT CREEK, CA (Nov. 4, 2021) — Laurie Roldan, local actress and singing artist will bring Karen Carpenter’s comforting musical magic from the 70s to the East Bay. Her upcoming Cabaret Concert runs Nov 5-14 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Laurie’s soft, poignant voice fits...