Herb Alpert & Lani Hall – Durham, NC – May 2, 2018

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall - Durham, NC - May 2, 2018

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Carolina Theatre – Durham
Durham, NC

Tickets On Sale Now:
Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at the Carolina Theatre Box Office.

Ticket Prices:
(plus applicable fees and/or taxes)

Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm

Presented by NS2

Herb Alpert

Creator and innovator, musician and producer, artist, and philanthropist, Herb Alpert is a man with a profound passion.

Born in Los Angeles, the future trumpeter came of age in a house filled with music. At the age of eight, he was drawn to the trumpet in a music appreciation class in his elementary school.

“I was very fortunate that I had that exposure to music and was encouraged to stick with it. Years ago, when the arts programs were cut out of our public schools, so many kids stopped having that kind of opportunity.”

A legendary trumpet player, Alpert’s extraordinary musicianship has earned him five #1 hits, nine GRAMMY® Awards, the latest from his 2014 album, “Steppin’ Out,” fifteen Gold albums, fourteen Platinum albums and has sold over 72 million records. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass propelled his sound into the pop music limelight, at one point outselling the Beatles two to one. In 1966, they achieved the since-unmatched feat of simultaneously having four albums in the Top 10– and five in the Top 20. Herb Alpert also has the distinction of being the only artist who has had a #1 instrumental and vocal single.

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Lani Hall

While still just a teenager, Lani would write and sing as her two major forms of self-expression.  They were her way of exploring and releasing what was inside of her.  At 19 years of age Lani was discovered by Sergio Mendes at a local Chicago nightclub where he asked her to be the lead singer for the new group he was putting together called, Brasil ’66.  Lani was up-rooted from Chicago to Los Angeles, where, just 5 months later, Brasil ‘66 was signed to A&M Records by the co-founder of the label (and Lani’s future husband), music legend Herb Alpert.

While Lani performed throughout the world her rich imagination traveled with her, and her past was never far from her consciousness. While her singing career took her on the road, she also focused on her writing—committing to the page her personal impressions of the world around her, as well as a great deal of poetry. Writing has always come just as naturally to Lani as music. Even as a young girl, she was already a passionate poet. As she moved through her life experiences, she traveled with pen in hand, expressing her private feelings and thoughts. Sergio Mendes further expanded her writing experience by asking Lani to write the English lyrics for many of the band’s Brazilian songs.

Lani has the distinction of recording more than 22 albums in three different languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish), 4 alongside her husband since 1973, Herb Alpert, and in 1983, she sang the title song for the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again. In 1986 Hall Alpert walked away with her first Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance for her album, Es Facil Amar.

After establishing a successful solo career in music, and becoming a wife and mother, Lani began to explore new creative outlets for her writing. In the early 1980’s, while singing in Mexico City, she started writing in short story form in order to empty her mind of her vivid imagination.

At the peak of her success in the mid-80s, Lani contracted a debilitating case of Epstein Barr Virus, and was forced to take a reprieve from performing. Losing the energy to sing was devastating to Lani. In her own words, “Whether I write or sing, it’s to ‘clear myself.’ I feel a pressure building inside of me, and I have to sing or put it on paper to release it.” Lacking the physical stamina to express herself through song, Lani poured her heart and imagination onto the printed page. Her short story, Inland, addresses this difficult period of her life

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