The School of Rock All-Stars at BB King
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Opened Dec 26, 2008
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
This is the school's sixth annual holiday show at BB's. It's always packed so get your tickets early and rock out with your kids as the All-Stars play some of the best classic rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s. You saw the Jack Black movie, now see THE REAL THING! Before there ever was a School of Rock movie, Paul Green has operated The Paul Green School of Rock Music - a performance based, interactive music school in Philadelphia for kids 8 to 18 years old. He puts them on a strict regimen of classic rock and tries to impart a little Buddhism along the way. He describes himself as tough, but his affection for the students is only thinly veiled. He pushes the kids to deliver accurate renditions of old hits, never offering easier arrangements or shorter versions. They play with a combination of professional skill and gawky teen-age charm. The School aims to give kids the basics -- scales, chords, rhythm and breathing exercises -- but the real focus is on performing. Every three or four months they put on shows. To date they have played over 350 such concerts, in front of over 100,000 people. In the past few years, The School of Rock all-Stars have performed some amazing live concerts with YES and King Crimson members JON ANDERSON, JOHN WETTON and ADRIAN BELEW - In fact, Belew liked them so much he recruited two of Paul's students to tour with him this past fall. The "Rock School" documentary by Don Argott dominated the Sundance Film Festival, drawing applause and rave reviews. Argott traces the ups-and-downs of the Paul Green School of Rock Music, following an entire season of classes.
237 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
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