Written by Phil Cerroni
By Alice Canham
His voice dried our tears after September 11, 2001 – now former New York Police Officer Daniel Rodriguez will be the featured performer as the Entertainment Series of Irving launches its 2012-2013 season.
On Thursday, Sep. 27at 7:30 pm, patrons at the Irving Arts Center/Carpenter Hall will hear the acclaimed tenor as he is joined by his wife, soprano Marla Kavanaugh of New Zealand.
“It was the events of 911 that brought acclaim for Daniel Rodriguez, but he was actually a classically trained musician before he started singing ‘God Bless America’ for all those baseball games and so forth,” said Marlene Steward, President of the Entertainment Series, now entering its 57th year.
It will be a diverse season for the group. “We’re not just an orchestra, we’re not just plays and we’re not just musicals,” said Cathy O’Donnell who handles publicity for the city’s oldest arts group.
“We’re first class entertainment at affordable prices. And we’re glad to be part of the wonderful entertainment offerings in Irving.”
Other performances will include hometown favorite Amy Stevenson Nov. 16, the Abrams Brothers on Jan. 29, 2013 and Floyd Cramer’s grandson, Jason Coleman, on April 8, 2013.
Learn more at www.entertainmentseries.com.