At just 22 years of age, Calvin Harris already had a hit debut album on his hands, released via music giant, Sony BMG. That album, I Created Disco put the Scotland-based electronic producer on the map, spawning dance club favorites such as "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls." Harris utilizes the steady pulse of house music in most of his songs, layering synthesizer-heavy electropop with dashes of disco beats to create dense, uptempo dance tracks. Harris is also a popular remix artist, reworking tracks from the likes of CSS, Groove Armada and Jamiroquai, and has written songs for or collaborated with top-selling artists, Dizzee Rascal and Kylie Minogue. With so much already under his belt at such a young age, it would seem that Harris has a prolific and successful career ahead of him.
Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz CenterDecember 22, 2014 7:30 PM
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Based on the novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is a musical theater production that has delighted audiences ever since it opened in 1986 in London's West End. Set in 19th-century Paris, the show follows the story of chorus girl Christine Daaé and the mysterious phantom, a disfigured musical genius living in the bowels of the Paris Opera House. While tutoring her on her vocals, the Phantom becomes dangerously obsessed with Christine, and as he begins to make his presence known, the growing tension within the opera house culminates in the Phantom and Christine meeting face to face. The recipient of both the Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best Musical, the show is Broadway's longest-running musical.