City Theatre highlights immigrant struggles

City Theater wraps in the 2016-17 season with “Ironbound,” a modern day drama by Polish-American playwright Martyna Majok. Directed by City Theater Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, the play works through June 4, in the main Stage Theatre.

This thought-provoking and darkly funny new play spans 22 years in the life span of your Polish immigrant as she handles the thrust and take of love versus survival. Through the entire run, donations of Walmartone gift cards, bus fare cards, and diapers from patrons to benefit clients of Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Immigrant Services and Refugee Resettlement program will be accumulated.

Seat tickets start at $37.50.

For seat tickets, visit or call 412-431-2489.

crestinwest / June 14, 2017 / Calendar / 0 Comments

Beatles At The Crest


“Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend” – The Beatles, We Can Work It Out



A Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Date/Time: Sunday, October 9th @ 1:30 PM

1pm Doors Open       ::      1:30 – 2:45 Brooke Halpin & Ivor talks       ::      2:45 – 4:45 Movie (Sgt Peppers)


…Traveling with The Beatles in 1964 and 1965!

Author of the award-winning book “The Beatles and Me on Tour,” Ivor was an eyewitness to rock and roll history. Now he reveals inside stories you have never heard before about life with John, Paul, George and Ringo and their adventures with Elvis and Bob Dylan.


Beatles expert, syndicated radio personality of Come Together with the Beatles and author of the book, “Do You Really Know the Beatles?” teams up for this unique event, singing and playing Beatles songs and John’s Working Class Hero.

The only performance of its kind in America:

–Ivor tells the stories!

 –Brooke plays and sings their world-class hits!

–Ask Ivor and Brooke your John and Beatles questions during the Q&A!

PLUS: Ticket admission includes a special screening of the classic movie Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band following the live performance.

Be part of John’s birthday celebration and find out what John, Paul, George and Ringo were really like off stage and in private.



Ron Dante’s Archies and The Mersey Beatles w/ Special Musical Guests The Tearaways.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 11th @ 7:30pm  (Doors open 7pm)

Tickets:  $25 Adults, $20 Seniors/Students

Ron Dante is best known as the lead singer for the fictional cartoon band The Archies, with the hit song “Sugar, Sugar”. Ron is also know for the group The Cuff Links, and is well known as the co-producer of Barry Manilow’s first nine albums.   Dante’s first album release under his own name, which he recorded on Don Kirshner’s label, was Ron Dante Brings You Up in 1970. In 1972, also under the supervision of Kirshner, Dante became lead vocalist for another cartoon group, The Chan Clan. In 1979, he recorded a disco album under the name Dante’s Inferno for the short lived Infinity Records label, and in 1981 his second solo album Street Angel was released.  From 1973 to 1981, Dante was the record producer for singer Barry Manilow, and often sang backup on Manilow’s recordings, including the 1974 #1 single “Mandy.” In 1978, Dante produced the Tony Award-winning musical revue Ain’t Misbehavin’ on Broadway.  Today Dante remains active as a singer, producer, and concert performer. An album, Favorites, was released in 1999, and another CD, Saturday Night Blast, was issued in 2004. The extended play California Weekend CD was released in 2006.

Dante’s most recent high-profile appearance was with the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman on July 28, 2010.

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crestinwest / June 13, 2017 / Calendar / 0 Comments



6pm Doors open with Food Trucks/Concessions

7pm Livestream Election Results, with live Conversation by local political groups

11pm End of Night (Victory Party for the winner!)

UCLA Accapella group “SCATTERTONES” will be performing at the event

Come out for our Election 2016 series finale for the Election night results party on Tuesday, Nov 8th.  This viewing party will feature both the live stream of the Election Coverage from TV, as well as live interviews of local political responses throughout the night.  Doors open at 6pm with food trucks out front and concessions available, and then we will have festivities all night as we watch the televised election results on the big screen!  This is the fourth in our fall series for Election 2016, our first was the Sept 26 Trump/Clinton debates, second was Oct 4th with the VP Debates, third was the Oct 19th 2nd Presidential debate and will culminate with this Nov 8th Election night results party!  Don’t miss these topical and informative evenings.


crestinwest / November 8, 2016 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Lowe’s Studio brings cool gigs, shade and wifi to ACL festival

Probably one of the most auspicious new enhancements to the Austin City Boundaries Music Event grounds this season is Lowe’s Studio, a small wooden stage and hangout space situated next to the Waterloo Records store on the northeast end of the park.

It would be a pull for weary fest admirers exclusively for its color, and because its free wifi interconnection can be considered a lifesaver when the audience overwhelm the cell towers. However the coolest thing is the occasional acoustic set on the tiny stage that occurs when the near by Samsung level is on set-change.

                       Image Source: Austin 360

Previous weekend, we trapped a short little from Naked & Famous before their performance on the Cirrus Logic State. KUTX DJ Elizabeth McQueen offered as host, asking the band a few pre-determined questions between tracks. The vibe was casual and easygoing, with little stations like a drumkit pad setup around the area for interaction.

A staffer at the area said myloweslife purpose was to attract millennials who might be looking at buying a residence later on. Will this be considered a everlasting fixture at ACL? Hard to state, the consultant responded, noting that the structure’s wall surfaces, roof top and floor will be donated to Habitat for Mankind following this year’s fest.

crestinwest / October 4, 2016 / Calendar / 0 Comments