Beyond the Stage with Cleo Parker Robinson

https://vimeo.com/794733579/351241ac9c Chris Carter: Hi, everybody! This is Chris Carter, executive director at The Bankhead Theater, and today I am talking to Cleo Parker Robinson, the founder of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. And they will be here on Thursday, February 9th, at 7:30 pm with a performance titled “Four Journeys.” You can go online […]

Beyond the Stage with Mark Lettieri

https://vimeo.com/778968293/a09b6c5dd4 Chris Carter: Hi, everybody. This is Chris Carter, executive director at The Bankhead Theater. And I’m here today with Mark Lettieri. Mark Lettieri is going to be performing at The Bankhead on Thursday, January 19th. You can get your tickets online at LivermoreArts.org. Very excited to have Mark here; I’m going to–Mark, I’m going to say a […]

Beyond the Stage with Gaby Moreno

https://vimeo.com/771832800/53090b7e71 Chris Carter: All right. Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Chris Carter, and I’m the executive director of The Bankhead Theater. And I’m here today with Gaby Moreno, who is going to be joining us at The Bankhead on Friday, December 2nd at 8 p.m. You can get tickets online at LivermoreArts.org and we’re super excited to […]

Beyond the Stage with Carlos Moreno

https://vimeo.com/757406371/d907edbd58   Chris Carter: Hello, everybody. This is Chris Carter from The Bankhead Theater and I’m here today with Carlos Moreno from Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno. The dance company will be here on October 30th at 3 p.m. for a Dìa de Los Muertos performance, and you can go online and find tickets […]

Beyond the Stage with Chris Brubeck

Chris Carter: Hi, everybody. This is Chris Carter from the Bankhead Theater. And as we get ready for our upcoming 22-23 season, we’re going to be interviewing a series of artists who are coming to perform for this season. And today, I’m very excited to be talking to Chris Brubeck, who I share a first name […]

Beyond the Stage with Nadhi Thekkek & Rupy C. Tut

  Chris Carter: Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter. I’m the executive director for Livermore Valley Arts and we are very pleased to have here with us today; Nadhi Thekkek and Rupy C. Tut. Nadhi is the artistic director for Nava Dance Theatre and Rupy is a visual artist. They have collaborated together on […]

Chris’ Picks for the 2021-2022 Bankhead Presents Season

October 14, 1988 was a very pivotal date in my life. If you look it up, you won’t find anything really of note that happened that day, but I remember it vividly. I was a tall and awkward middle school student living near Fort Worth. It was a Friday night, and my mother was driving […]

An Interview with Award-Winning Pianist Jon Nakamatsu

Chris: Hello everybody, my name is Chris Carter. I’m the Executive Director of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Welcome to Beyond the Stage. Normally we’re at the Advanced Creative Studios in Livermore, but we’re here at the Bankhead Theater and we have a special guest today, Jon Nakamatsu, pianist, and winner of many awards […]

An Interview with Shakespeare’s Associates Lisa Tromovitch

Chris: Hello everybody, my name is Chris Carter and I’m the Executive Director of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.  Welcome to Beyond the Stage where we interview people in our community that are heavily involved in the arts and the industry that we love so much. Right now  we’re talking to you from Advanced […]

An Interview with Multi-Talented Rock Musician David Victor

Chris:  Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter I’m the Executive Director at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Welcome to Beyond the Stage. We’re here at the Advanced Creative studios in Livermore – thank you to Advanced Creative for hosting us! I’m here with David Victor, legendary rock and roll icon in the East […]

An Interview with Local Jazz Leader Matt Finders

Chris:  Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter and I am the Executive Director of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.  We’re doing a series of interviews with prominent folks in the community who are in the music and arts industry, and today we are very lucky to be talking to Matt Finders. I’ve been looking […]

An Interview with LAS Music Director Lara Webber

Chris: Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter and I’m the Executive Director of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Welcome to this interview today with Lara Webber, the director for the Livermore-Amador Symphony. This is part of a series of interviews we’ll be doing with people around the community who are highly involved in […]

Interview with Congressman Eric Swalwell

Executive Director Chris Carter Chats with Congressman Swalwell on the Save Our Stages Act Friday, December 18, 2020 CARTER:  Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter.  I’m the Executive Director of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and it is my privilege today to be talking to our Congressional representative Eric Swalwell. Today we’re going to […]

FROM CHRIS’ HOME DESK – AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S VIEW

APRIL 26, 2021 Can you see it? There is a light ahead, and it’s getting closer. What a remarkable journey we’ve had this past year. In the first of these blogs back in March 2020, I commented on seeing a man playing the guitar on his front porch while I was on a walk. It […]