Friday, December 29, 2017

Springsteen on Broadway December 28, 2017 Sketchbook by M. Paraskevas

Springsteen on Broadway Dec 28 2017. Terrific show... surprised I got tickets. Well worth it. I certainly grumbled for 30 seconds when he alluded to Trump... But he talked about his childhood and his parents and sang... and even recited the Lord's Prayer which to our surprise was the most moving section of the evening. It was great to hear about New Jersey in the 60s and the 70s... He sounded great. There aren't many artists that can pull this off but he certainly can hold a room. It really works but the ticket price was... CRAZY. Long live the Boss. I'll be going back if I win the lottery.

I could have drawn more if I had brought a small light with me... the theater was incredibly dark. I'm shocked I got this much done.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dead and Company Madison Square Garden Nov. 12, 2017

Here it is. My very first Dead concert. Had fun. Can't believe I waited this long to have so much fun.
Here is my sketchbook from a rear stage view. Drawn on the spot with color added the next day.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Thomas Dolby at the Southampton Arts Center Oct 15 2017

Thomas Dolby talked about his life in music and computer to a small crowd. An intimate evening with a very smart man. 

Here are some sketches from the evening. All low tech. Pencil and Paper. The original iPad. 
Mr. Dolby was nice enough to sign my sketch. Color added the next morning.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jerry Lewis at the Saban

The Paley Center For Media Hosts A Tribute To Jerry Lewis Feb. 7 2012
This was a great night and I'm glad that my good friend Mark Evanier was kind enough to bring me along. There are more drawings but I'll have to dig them out of the studio. Here are two of the best from the front row.

Jerry Lewis 1926-2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Olate Dogs at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center July 2017

Here is the sketchbook from this afternoon's performance of the Olate Dogs. I love dogs and can't say enough about how happy these dogs were to be jumping around the stage and making us all very happy in one of my favorite towns, Westhampton Beach.

We got to meet the dogs up close and personal after the show. They are all amazing.

I was going to add color and I might later this week but for now I just like the black and white line to tell the story.