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December
7:00 pm

Mercury: A Celebration of Freddie Mercury’s Life and Music

Presented with the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation

The music is “Queen” however “Mercury” is a story about Freddie’s life. It’s intimate, personal and operatic. Freddie’s dream album was “Barcelona.” He loved opera and always wanted to perform with Montserrat Caballe. “We’re here to tell a story, about fame, decadence, triumph and tragedy. About a man who had it all and could never have enough! It’s a story about music that made the world shake, stomp, chant, and cheer. It’s a story about a man who helped a generation learn to rock!”

By the mid-80’s Freddie was facing his diagnosis as HIV-positive. Though he publicly denied rumors about his condition, his band mates knew long before the rest of the world. It was Freddie’s determination to record and perform through his failing health that inspired guitarist Brian May to write this.” “Mercury” stars international opera star Terry Barber, a former member of the two-time Grammy Award winning group “Chanticleer.”

His most recent album, was nominated for six Grammy Awards and he’s considered the world’s best countertenor with a 4 octave range {like Freddie} and has performed for the Metropolitan Opera, Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall, and at Carnegie Hall. Jonathan Cummings {Drums, Vocalist, Guitarist} performed and toured with Barry Manilow and is the creator of “The Troubadour’s Journey.” Grace Field {Vocalist, Pianist} is a member of the Grammy nominated “Broadway Inspirational Voices” and performs as a soloist for the “United Nations” and Lincoln Center. Don Carr {lead guitar} for the Oakridge Boys for 25 years played thousands of concerts worldwide from the White House to 50,000 seat arenas and has performed on numerous national and international TV specials.

Bob “Bones” Moltedo {bass guitar} considered a “musician’s musician” plays the bass with flawless virtuosity. Whenever a national touring act needs a bass player they hire “Bones,” who has over fifty years of experience playing with some of the world’s most talented musicians including the “Santana” brothers.